Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning, 85262-85263 [2016-28339]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 85262 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices consolidated contract will be developed. Contract executed August 16, 2016. Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138– 1102, telephone 801–524–3864. New contract actions: 38. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Middle Rio Grande Project, New Mexico: Contract to satisfy the requirements of Reclamation’s Agreed Order obligation contained in the October 5, 2000, ‘‘Supplement to Agreed Order Resolving Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction.’’ The contract will comply with the provisions and requirements of the Agreed Order by replacement/pay back of 14,129 acre-feet of water in which Reclamation will pay $100 per acre-foot for 9,129 acre-feet for a total payment of $912,900 as well as transfer to the Authority 5,000 acre-feet of water acquired by Reclamation. The contract will terminate upon full satisfaction of the agreements contained within to include final payment of replacement water via wet water replacement and the monetary payments described therein. 39. Utah Ute Indian Tribe, CUP, Utah: The Utah Ute Indian Tribe has requested the use of excess capacity in the Strawberry Aqueduct and Collection System, as authorized in the Central Utah Project Completion Act legislation. 40. Utah Ute Indian Tribe; Flaming Gorge Unit, CRSP; Utah: As part of discussions on settlement of a potential compact, the Utah Ute Indian Tribe has indicated interest in storage of its potential water right in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. 41. State of Utah; Flaming Gorge Unit, CRSP; Utah: The State of Utah has indicated an interest in obtaining a contract (likely an exchange contract) that would allow the full development and use of the Central Utah Project Ultimate Phase water right which was previously assigned to the State of Utah. The water right involves 158,000 acrefeet of depletion, of which 86,000 acrefeet is for the State of Utah’s proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project. 42. Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, Weber Basin Project, Utah: The District has requested permission to install a low-flow hydro-electric generation plant at Causey Reservoir to take advantage of winter releases. This will likely be accomplished through a supplemental O&M contract. 43. Central Utah Water Conservancy District; Bonneville Unit, CUP; Utah: The District has received a request to convert 300 acre-feet of irrigation water in Wasatch County to M&I purposes. This will require an amended block notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 44. Provo River Restoration Project, Utah: The Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission is amending Agreement No. 9–LM–40– 01410 to include additional acreage in the boundaries of the Provo River Restoration Project. 45. East Wanship Irrigation Company, Weber Basin Project, Utah: The Company has requested a supplementary O&M agreement to modify the Federal facilities below Wanship Dam to install a pipe from its current point of delivery to the end of the Primary Jurisdiction Zone. Completed contract actions: 38. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Middle Rio Grande Project, New Mexico: Contract to satisfy the requirements of Reclamation’s Agreed Order obligation contained in the October 5, 2000, ‘‘Supplement to Agreed Order Resolving Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction.’’ The contract will comply with the provisions and requirements of the Agreed Order by replacement/pay back of 14,129 acre-feet of water in which Reclamation will pay $100 per acre-foot for 9,129 acre-feet for a total payment of $912,900 as well as transfer to the Authority 5,000 acre-feet of water acquired by Reclamation. The contract will terminate upon full satisfaction of the agreements contained within to include final payment of replacement water via wet water replacement and the monetary payments described therein. Contract executed August 22, 2016. Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, Federal Building, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 406–247–7752. New contract action: 43. Dennis Williams and Daniel Davis; Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Proposal to negotiate, execute, and administer a long-term water service contract to irrigate up to 15,000 acres of land with water from Canyon Ferry. 44. Oxbow Ranch; Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Proposal to negotiate, execute, and administer a long-term water service contract for multiple purposes with water from Canyon Ferry. 45. Hickory Swings Golf Course; Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Consideration to amend Contract No. 159E670039 to increase the water supply from 20 to 50 acre-feet. Discontinued contract actions: 17. State of Colorado; Armel Unit, P– SMBP; Colorado: Consideration of a contract action to address future OM&R costs. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34. Power—Teton County Water and Sewer District; Canyon Ferry Unit, P– SMBP; Montana: Consideration of a long-term contract for up to 40 acre-feet of M&I water from Canyon Ferry Reservoir. 40. Nathan D. and Kindra Young; Canyon Ferry Unit, P–SMBP; Montana: Consideration to renew short-term M&I water service contract No. 129E670093. Completed contract actions: 19. Harlan County Dam and Reservoir; Bostwick Division, P–SMBP; Nebraska and Kansas: Consideration of a contract with Bostwick ID in Nebraska and Kansas-Bostwick ID No. 2 for repayment of extraordinary O&M at Harlan County Dam and Reservoir. Contract executed June 22, 2016. 27. East Larimer County Water District, Fort Collins-Loveland Water District, North Weld County Water District, and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of long-term excess capacity contracts. Contracts executed August 26, 2016. 38. City of Chinook, Milk River Project, Montana: Consideration to renew long-term M&I water service Contract No. 14–06–600–2034A. Contract executed August 16, 2016. Dated: September 27, 2016. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–28342 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 178R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of change. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing the interest rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans for water and related land resources is 2.875 percent for fiscal year 2017. DATES: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2016, through and including September 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DeShawn Woods, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Law Administration Division, Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone: 303–445– 2900. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices 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 2017 is 2.875 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values. 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 2.3596 percent. This rate, rounded to the nearest one-eighth percent, is 2.375 percent, which is a change of more than the allowable onequarter of 1 percent. Therefore, the fiscal year 2017 rate is 2.875 percent. The rate of 2.875 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 13, 2016. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–28339 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–984] Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same; Notice of Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge’s (‘‘ALJ’’) initial determinations (‘‘IDs’’) (Order Nos. 57–59), terminating the above-captioned investigation as to the remaining respondents Fujitsu Ten SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 Limited of Hyogo-ken, Japan and Fujitsu Ten Corp. of America, Inc. of Novi, Michigan (collectively, ‘‘Fujitsu Ten’’); Renesas Electronics Corporation of Tokyo, Japan and Renesas Electronics America, Inc. of Santa Clara, California (collectively, ‘‘Renesas’’); and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan; Honda North America, Inc., American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and Honda R&D Americas, Inc., all of Torrance, California; Honda Engineering North America, Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc., both of Marysville, Ohio; Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC of Lincoln, Alabama; and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC of Greensburg, Indiana (collectively, the ‘‘Honda respondents’’) based on patent license agreements. The Commission has also determined to terminate the investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2310. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on February 3, 2016, based on a complaint filed by Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 81 FR 5782–84. The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,339,428 (‘‘the ’428 patent’’); 6,546,439 (‘‘the ’439 patent’’); 6,630,935 (‘‘the ’935 patent’’); and 8,933,945 (‘‘the ’945 patent’’). The complaint further alleged that a domestic industry exists. The Commission’s Notice of Investigation named several respondents including Fujitsu Ten, Renesas, and the Honda respondents. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was also named as PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85263 a party to the investigation. Only Fujitsu, Renesas, and the Honda respondents remain in the investigation. On July 12, 2016, the Commission authorized judicial enforcement of a subpoena duces tecum and ad testificandum issued by the ALJ to nonparty NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc. of Austin, Texas and authorized its Office of the General Counsel to seek judicial enforcement of the subpoena. Subsequently, on September 14, 2016, the complainant withdrew its request for judicial enforcement of the subpoena. On April 14, 2016, the Commission issued notice of its determination not to review the ALJ’s ID (Order No. 16) terminating the investigation as to claims 8–9 and 16–17 of the ’428 patent; claim 11 of the ’439 patent; and claim 2 of the ’945 patent. On July 20, 2016, the Commission issued notice of its determination not to review the ALJ’s ID (Order No. 41) terminating the investigation as to: (1) Claims 7 and 14 of the ’439 patent; (2) claim 6 of the ’935 patent; and (3) claim 21 of the ’945 patent as to all respondents; and (4) claims 8 and 16 of the ’439 patent only as to Renesas. On August 9, 2016, the Commission issued notice of its determination not to review the ALJ’s ID (Order No. 45) terminating the investigation as to claims 25–29 of the ’428 patent with respect to all respondents. On June 1, 2016, the Commission issued notice of its determination not to review the ALJ’s ID (Order No. 33) terminating the investigation as to respondent NVIDIA Corporation of Santa Clara, California based on a settlement agreement. On August 18, 2016, the Commission issued notice of its determination not to review the ALJ’s ID (Order No. 49) terminating the investigation as to respondent Texas Instruments Inc. of Dallas, Texas based on a settlement agreement. On October 13, 2016, the Commission issued notice of its determination not to review the ALJ’s IDs (Order Nos. 53–55) terminating the investigation as to the following respondents based on withdrawal of allegations in the complaint as to these respondents: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG of Munich, Germany; BMW of North America, LLC of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey; and BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC of Greer, South Carolina; Harman International Industries Inc. of Stamford, Connecticut; Harman Becker Automotive Systems, Inc. of Farmington Hills, Michigan; and Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH of Karlsbad, Germany; and Toyota Motor Corporation of Aichi-ken, Japan; Toyota E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 227 (Friday, November 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 85262-85263]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28339]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR83550000, 178R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676]


Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of change.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing the interest rate to 
be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans 
for water and related land resources is 2.875 percent for fiscal year 
2017.

DATES: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2016, 
through and including September 30, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DeShawn Woods, Bureau of Reclamation, 
Reclamation Law Administration Division, Denver, Colorado 80225; 
telephone: 303-445-2900.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 
2017 is 2.875 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future 
monetary values to present values. 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 2.3596 percent. This rate, 
rounded to the nearest one-eighth percent, is 2.375 percent, which is a 
change of more than the allowable one-quarter of 1 percent. Therefore, 
the fiscal year 2017 rate is 2.875 percent.
    The rate of 2.875 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: October 13, 2016.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-28339 Filed 11-23-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4332-90-P