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Notice of Depreciation Rates for Telecommunications Plant. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) administers rural utilities programs, including the Telecommunications Program. RUS announces the depreciation rates for telecommunications plant for the period ending December 31, 2012. DATES: These rates are effective immediately and will remain in effect until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith B. Adams, 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 7 CFR part 1737, Pre-Loan Policies and Procedures Common to Insured and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 73822 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2013 / Notices Guaranteed Telecommunications Loans, § 1737.70(e) explains the depreciation rates that are used by RUS in its feasibility studies. § 1737.70(e)(2) refers to median depreciation rates published by RUS for all borrowers. The following chart provides those rates, compiled by RUS, for the reporting period ending December 31, 2012: MEDIAN DEPRECIATION RATES OF RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE BORROWERS BY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012 Telecommunications plant category Depreciation rate 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 .............................. e. Other terminal equipment ............................... 5. Cable and wire facilities: a. Aerial cable—poles ....... b. Aerial cable—metal ....... 16.00 14.29 13.24 10.00 3.20 10.00 20.00 9.09 10.00 9.30 10.00 10.00 12.00 10.00 11.20 11.53 10.50 6.00 5.80 headquarters in Westminster, Colorado. The proposal consists of the construction of approximately 72 miles of 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in eastern Colorado between the Burlington Substation (located in Kit Carson County) and the Wray Telecommunications plant Depreciation Substation (located in Yuma County) category rate (proposed Project). Tri-State is c. Aerial cable—fiber ......... 5.00 requesting financial assistance from d. Underground cable— RUS for the construction of the metal .............................. 5.00 proposed Project. e. Underground cable— RUS is considering funding the fiber ................................ 5.00 f. Buried cable—metal ...... 5.05 proposed Project, thereby making it an g. Buried cable—fiber ....... 5.00 undertaking subject to review under h. Conduit systems ........... 3.74 Section 106 of the National Historic i. Other .............................. 5.40 Preservation Act (NHPA), 16 U.S.C. 470(f), and its implementing regulation, ‘‘Protection of Historic Properties’’ (36 John Charles Padalino, CFR part 800). To meet its Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. responsibilities under Section 106, RUS [FR Doc. 2013–29268 Filed 12–6–13; 8:45 am] must take into account the effect of the BILLING CODE 3410–15–P proposed Project on historic properties; i.e., buildings, structures, sites, objects and districts which are listed or eligible DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE for listing on the National Register of Rural Utilities Service Historic Places (NRHP). RUS has coordinated its compliance with Section Tri-State Generation and Transmission 106 with the steps taken to comply with Association, Inc.: Notice of Availability NEPA and its environmental policies of an Environmental Assessment and procedures. Accordingly, this EA also documents the manner in which AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA. RUS has met its responsibilities to take ACTION: Notice of Availability of an into account effects to historic Environmental Assessment. properties. RUS has determined that the SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service proposed project will have no adverse (RUS), an agency of the United States effects to historic properties listed on or Department of Agriculture, has issued eligible for listing on the NRHP. an Environmental Assessment (EA) to DATES: Written comments on this Notice meet its responsibilities under the must be received on or before January 8, National Environmental Policy Act 2014. (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations for ADDRESSES: Copies of the EA will be implementing NEPA (40 CFR Parts available for public review at the 1500–1508), and RUS’s Environmental Agency’s Web site: http:// and Policies and Procedures (7 CFR Part www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWP-EA1794) in connection with potential Burlington-Wray.html., at Tri-State’s impacts related to a proposal by TriWeb site: http://www.tristategt.org/ State Generation and Transmission Transmission/Burlington-Wray.cfm, and Association, Inc. (Tri-State) with at the following repositories: MEDIAN DEPRECIATION RATES OF RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE BORROWERS BY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012—Continued TABLE 5—FY 2013 COMMON POOL INCIDENTAL CATCH TACS Address Phone Wray Public Library ................................................ Burlington Public Library ........................................ maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Building location 621 Blake Street Wray, CO 80758 ................................................................. 321 14th Street Burlington, CO 90907 ........................................................... 970–332–4744 719–346–8109 To obtain copies of the EA or for further information, contact Mr. Dennis Rankin, Environmental Protection Specialist, USDA/RUS, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2244–S, Stop 1571, Washington, DC 20250–1571, or email: dennis.rankin@wdc.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Dec 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 Tri-State proposes to construct a single-circuit 230-kV line approximately 72 miles in length between the Burlington Substation (located in Kit Carson County) and the Wray Substation (located in Yuma County). The Burlington Substation would be expanded from the existing two breaker SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 arrangement to a three breaker ring bus arrangement to allow for the new 230kV line bay. The Wray Substation would require a new 230-kV ring bus configuration with three new 230-kV circuit breakers. The overall purpose of the proposed Project is to alleviate transmission systems limitations in eastern Colorado, E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 236 (Monday, December 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29268]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Publication of Depreciation Rates

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service.

ACTION: Notice of Depreciation Rates for Telecommunications Plant.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural 
Utilities Service (RUS) administers rural utilities programs, including 
the Telecommunications Program. RUS announces the depreciation rates 
for telecommunications plant for the period ending December 31, 2012.

DATES: These rates are effective immediately and will remain in effect 
until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith B. Adams, 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 7 CFR part 1737, Pre-Loan Policies and 
Procedures Common to Insured and

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Guaranteed Telecommunications Loans, Sec.  1737.70(e) explains the 
depreciation rates that are used by RUS in its feasibility studies. 
Sec.  1737.70(e)(2) refers to median depreciation rates published by 
RUS for all borrowers. The following chart provides those rates, 
compiled by RUS, for the reporting period ending December 31, 2012:

    Median Depreciation Rates of Rural Utilities Service Borrowers by
         Equipment Category for Period Ending December 31, 2012
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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...........................................           14.29
  c. Special purpose vehicles...........................           13.24
  d. Garage and other work equipment....................           10.00
  e. Buildings..........................................            3.20
  f. Furniture and office equipment.....................           10.00
  g. General purpose computers..........................           20.00
2. Central Office Switching:
  a. Digital............................................            9.09
  b. Analog & Electro-mechanical........................           10.00
  c. Operator Systems...................................            9.30
3. Central Office Transmission:
  a. Radio Systems......................................           10.00
  b. Circuit equipment..................................           10.00
4. Information origination/termination:
  a. Station apparatus..................................           12.00
  b. Customer premises wiring...........................           10.00
  c. Large private branch exchanges.....................           11.20
  d. Public telephone terminal..........................           11.53
  e. Other terminal equipment...........................           10.50
5. Cable and wire facilities:
  a. Aerial cable--poles................................            6.00
  b. Aerial cable--metal................................            5.80
  c. Aerial cable--fiber................................            5.00
  d. Underground cable--metal...........................            5.00
  e. Underground cable--fiber...........................            5.00
  f. Buried cable--metal................................            5.05
  g. Buried cable--fiber................................            5.00
  h. Conduit systems....................................            3.74
  i. Other..............................................            5.40
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John Charles Padalino,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-29268 Filed 12-6-13; 8:45 am]
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