Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning, 82066 [2010-32801]

Download as PDF 82066 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5. Beth Ransel, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, Las Vegas Field Office. [FR Doc. 2010–32870 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] nearest one-eighth of a point, resulting in 4.125 percent. The rate of 4.125 percent will be used by all Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of water and related land resources plans for the purpose of discounting future benefits and computing costs or otherwise converting benefits and costs to a common-time basis. Dated: December 3, 2010. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office. BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FR Doc. 2010–32801 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] Bureau of Reclamation BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of change. AGENCY: The Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 require an annual determination of a discount rate for Federal water resources planning. The discount rate for Federal water resources planning for fiscal year 2011 is 4.125 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values. SUMMARY: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2010, through and including September 30, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Miller-Levy, Water and Environmental Resources Division, Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone: 303–445–2889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the interest rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans for water and related land resources is 4.125 percent for fiscal year 2011. This rate has been computed in accordance with Section 80(a), Public Law 93–251 (88 Stat. 34) and 18 CFR 704.39, which: (1) specify that the rate will be based upon the average yield during the preceding fiscal year on interest-bearing marketable securities of the United States which, at the time the computation is made, have terms of 15 years or more remaining to maturity (average yield is rounded to nearest oneeighth percent); and (2) provide that the rate will not be raised or lowered more than one-quarter of 1 percent for any year. The U.S. Department of the Treasury calculated the specified average to be 4.1620 percent. 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[FR Doc No: 2010-32801]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of change.

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SUMMARY: The Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 and the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1974 require an annual determination of a 
discount rate for Federal water resources planning. The discount rate 
for Federal water resources planning for fiscal year 2011 is 4.125 
percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to 
present values.

DATES: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2010, 
through and including September 30, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Miller-Levy, Water and 
Environmental Resources Division, Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone: 
303-445-2889.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the interest 
rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation 
of plans for water and related land resources is 4.125 percent for 
fiscal year 2011.
    This rate has been computed in accordance with Section 80(a), 
Public Law 93-251 (88 Stat. 34) and 18 CFR 704.39, which: (1) specify 
that the rate will be based upon the average yield during the preceding 
fiscal year on interest-bearing marketable securities of the United 
States which, at the time the computation is made, have terms of 15 
years or more remaining to maturity (average yield is rounded to 
nearest one-eighth percent); and (2) provide that the rate will not be 
raised or lowered more than one-quarter of 1 percent for any year. The 
U.S. Department of the Treasury calculated the specified average to be 
4.1620 percent. This average value is then rounded to the nearest one-
eighth of a point, resulting in 4.125 percent.
    The rate of 4.125 percent will be used by all Federal agencies in 
the formulation and evaluation of water and related land resources 
plans for the purpose of discounting future benefits and computing 
costs or otherwise converting benefits and costs to a common-time 
basis.

    Dated: December 3, 2010.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-32801 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P