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Coppess, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. E9–21293 Filed 9–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Publication of Depreciation Rates Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the depreciation rates for telecommunications plant for the period ending December 31, 2008. DATES: These rates are effective immediately and will remain in effect until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan P. Claffey, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1590—Room 5151, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 1590. Telephone: (202) 720–9556. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Rural Utilities Service regulation, 7 CFR part 1737, Pre-Loan Policies and Procedures Common to Insured and Guaranteed Telecommunications Loans, § 1737.70(e) explains the depreciation rates that are used by RUS in its feasibility studies. Section 1737.70(e)(2) refers to median depreciation rates published by RUS for all borrowers. The following chart provides those rates, E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 45609 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 170 / Thursday, September 3, 2009 / Notices compiled by RUS for the reporting period ending December 31, 2008: MEDIAN DEPRECIATION RATES FOR RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE BORROWERS BY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2008 Depreciation rate Telecommunications plant category 1. Land and Support Assets: a. Motor vehicles .......................................................................................................................................................................... b. Aircraft ...................................................................................................................................................................................... c. Special purpose vehicles .......................................................................................................................................................... d. Garage and other work equipment .......................................................................................................................................... e. Buildings ................................................................................................................................................................................... f. Furniture and office equipment ................................................................................................................................................. g. General purpose computers ..................................................................................................................................................... 2. Central Office Switching: a. Digital ........................................................................................................................................................................................ b. Analog & Electro-mechanical ................................................................................................................................................... c. Operator Systems ..................................................................................................................................................................... 3. Central Office Transmission: a. Radio Systems ......................................................................................................................................................................... b. Circuit equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4. Information origination/termination: a. Station apparatus ..................................................................................................................................................................... b. Customer premises wiring ........................................................................................................................................................ c. Large private branch exchanges .............................................................................................................................................. d. Public telephone terminal equipment ....................................................................................................................................... e. Other terminal equipment ......................................................................................................................................................... 5. Cable and wire facilities: a. Aerial cable—poles .................................................................................................................................................................. b. Aerial cable—metal .................................................................................................................................................................. c. Aerial cable—fiber .................................................................................................................................................................... d. Underground cable—metal ...................................................................................................................................................... e. Underground cable—fiber ........................................................................................................................................................ f. Buried cable—metal .................................................................................................................................................................. g. Buried cable—fiber ................................................................................................................................................................... h. Conduit systems ....................................................................................................................................................................... i. Other .......................................................................................................................................................................................... Dated: August 7, 2009. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 170 (Thursday, September 3, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45608-45609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21235]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Publication of Depreciation Rates

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United 
States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the depreciation 
rates for telecommunications plant for the period ending December 31, 
2008.

DATES: These rates are effective immediately and will remain in effect 
until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan P. Claffey, Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, 
STOP 1590--Room 5151, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20250-1590. Telephone: (202) 720-9556.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Rural Utilities Service regulation, 7 
CFR part 1737, Pre-Loan Policies and Procedures Common to Insured and 
Guaranteed Telecommunications Loans, Sec.  1737.70(e) explains the 
depreciation rates that are used by RUS in its feasibility studies. 
Section 1737.70(e)(2) refers to median depreciation rates published by 
RUS for all borrowers. The following chart provides those rates,

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compiled by RUS for the reporting period ending December 31, 2008:

   Median Depreciation Rates for Rural Utilities Service Borrowers by
         Equipment Category for Period Ending December 31, 2008
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                                                           Depreciation
            Telecommunications plant category                  rate
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1. Land and Support Assets:
    a. Motor vehicles...................................           16.00
    b. Aircraft.........................................           11.25
    c. Special purpose vehicles.........................           12.00
    d. Garage and other work equipment..................           10.00
    e. Buildings........................................            3.28
    f. Furniture and office equipment...................           10.00
    g. General purpose computers........................           20.00
2. Central Office Switching:
    a. Digital..........................................            8.83
    b. Analog & Electro-mechanical......................            9.66
    c. Operator Systems.................................            9.00
3. Central Office Transmission:
    a. Radio Systems....................................            9.42
    b. Circuit equipment................................           10.00
4. Information origination/termination:
    a. Station apparatus................................           11.90
    b. Customer premises wiring.........................           10.00
    c. Large private branch exchanges...................           11.65
    d. Public telephone terminal equipment..............           11.00
    e. Other terminal equipment.........................           10.20
5. Cable and wire facilities:
    a. Aerial cable--poles..............................            6.25
    b. Aerial cable--metal..............................            5.90
    c. Aerial cable--fiber..............................            5.10
    d. Underground cable--metal.........................            5.00
    e. Underground cable--fiber.........................            5.00
    f. Buried cable--metal..............................            5.00
    g. Buried cable--fiber..............................            5.00
    h. Conduit systems..................................            3.50
    i. Other............................................            6.00
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    Dated: August 7, 2009.
Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. E9-21235 Filed 9-2-09; 8:45 am]
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