Publication of Depreciation Rates, 57570-57571 [2017-26272]

Download as PDF 57570 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices These comments can be accessed at: https://www.regulations.gov/ docketBrowser?rpp=50& so=DESC&sb=postedDate&po=0&dct= PS&D=AMS-LPS-16-0060. The amendments to the beef standards are described below: United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 54.104—Application of Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef 1. Amend 54.104 by revising paragraph (k) to read as follows: (k) For steer, heifer, and cow beef, quality of the lean is evaluated by considering its marbling, color, and firmness as observed in a cut surface, in relation to carcass evidences of maturity. The maturity of the carcass is determined through one of three methods: (1) Dentition as monitored by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Carcasses determined to be less than 30 months of age (MOA) will be classified as A-maturity, and with the exception of dark cutting lean characteristics, the final quality grade will be determined by the degree of marbling. Any carcasses under 30 MOA exhibiting advanced skeletal maturity traits (as described for D- and Ematurity) will not be eligible for the Prime, Choice, Select, or Standard grades and will be graded according to their skeletal, lean, and marbling traits accordingly; (2) Documentation of age as verified through USDA-approved programs and by FSIS at the slaughter facility. Carcasses determined to be less than 30 MOA by age verification will be classified as A-maturity and, with the exception of dark cutting lean characteristics, the final quality grade will be determined by the degree of marbling. Any carcasses under 30 MOA exhibiting advanced skeletal maturity traits (as described for D- and Ematurity) will not be eligible for the Prime, Choice, Select, or Standard grades and will be graded according to their skeletal, lean, and marbling traits accordingly; or (3) Through evaluation of the size, shape, and ossification of the bones and cartilages, especially the split chine bones, and the color and texture of the lean flesh. Carcasses determined to be greater than 30 MOA will be eligible for all quality grade classifications with the final quality grade being determined by the evaluation of the degree of marbling and any adjustment factors based on advanced skeletal maturity characteristics. In the split chine bones, ossification changes occur at an earlier VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 stage of maturity in the posterior portion of the vertebral column (sacral vertebrae) and at progressively later stages of maturity in the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae. The ossification changes that occur in the cartilages on the ends of the split thoracic vertebrae are especially useful in evaluating maturity and these vertebrae are referred to frequently in the standards. Unless otherwise specified in the standards, whenever reference is made to the ossification of cartilages on the thoracic vertebrae, it shall be construed to refer to the cartilages attached to the thoracic vertebrae at the posterior end of the forequarter. The size and shape of the rib bones are also important considerations in evaluating differences in maturity. In the very youngest carcasses considered as ‘‘beef,’’ the cartilages on the ends of the chine bones show no ossification, cartilage is evident on all of the vertebrae of the spinal column, and the sacral vertebrae show distinct separation. In addition, the split vertebrae usually are soft and porous and very red in color. In such carcasses, the rib bones have only a slight tendency toward flatness. In progressively more mature carcasses, ossification changes become evident first in the bones and cartilages of the sacral vertebrae, then in the lumbar vertebrae, and still later in the thoracic vertebrae. In beef that is very advanced in maturity, all the split vertebrae will be devoid of red color and very hard and flinty, and the cartilages on the ends of all the vertebrae will be entirely ossified. Likewise, with advancing maturity, the rib bones will become progressively wider and flatter, which is shown in very mature beef whose ribs will be very wide and flat. * * * * * Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: December 1, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–26273 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Publication of Depreciation Rates Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Depreciation Rates for Telecommunications Plant. AGENCY: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) administers rural utilities programs, including the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Telecommunications Program. RUS announces the depreciation rates for telecommunications plant for the period ending December 31, 2016. DATES: These rates are effective immediately and will remain in effect until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chad Parker, 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 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, compiled by RUS, for the reporting period ending December 31, 2016: MEDIAN DEPRECIATION RATES OF RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE BORROWERS BY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016 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 ....... E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Depreciation rate 16.67 11.70 12.50 10.00 3.30 10.00 20.00 9.44 10.00 9.55 10.00 10.00 11.90 10.30 10.96 11.78 10.20 6.00 6.00 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference Telecommunications plant Depreciation ID number. category rate Members of the public are entitled to c. Aerial cable—fiber ......... 5.10 make comments during the open period d. Underground cable— at the end of the meeting. Members of metal .............................. 5.00 the public may also submit written e. Underground cable— comments; the comments must be fiber ................................ 5.00 received in the Regional Programs Unit f. Buried cable—metal ...... 5.15 g. Buried cable—fiber ....... 5.00 within 30 days following the meeting. h. Conduit systems ........... 4.00 Written comments may be mailed to the i. Other .............................. 5.00 Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Dated: November 7, 2017. Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed Christopher A. McLean, to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. emailed Angelica Trevino at atrevino@ [FR Doc. 2017–26272 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] usccr.gov. Persons who desire BILLING CODE P additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for Notice of Public Meeting of the New public viewing prior to and after the Mexico Advisory Committee meeting at https://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=264. AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ Rights. and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records ACTION: Announcement of meeting. generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, Regional Programs Unit, as they become pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work on Civil Rights (Commission) and the of this Committee are directed to the Federal Advisory Committee Act Commission’s Web site, http:// (FACA) that a meeting of the New www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Mexico Advisory Committee Regional Programs Unit at the above (Committee) to the Commission will be email or street address. held at 3:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The Agenda purpose of the meeting is for the I. Welcome Committee to discuss a draft report on II. Committee to Vote on Elder Abuse Report elder abuse issues in the state. III. Public Comment DATES: The meeting will be held on IV. Adjournment Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 3:00 Dated: November 30, 2017. p.m. MT David Mussatt, Public Call Information: Dial: 877 857–6150. Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. Conference ID: 9867913. [FR Doc. 2017–26249 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE P Angelica Trevino at atrevino@usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public Notice of Public Meeting of the through the following toll-free call-in Minnesota Advisory Committee number: 877 857–6150, conference ID number: 9867913. Any interested AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil member of the public may call this Rights. number and listen to the meeting. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, and the Commission will not refund any pursuant to the provisions of the rules incurred charges. Callers will incur no and regulations of the U.S. Commission charge for calls they initiate over landon Civil Rights (Commission) and the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES MEDIAN DEPRECIATION RATES OF RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE BORROWERS BY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016—Continued VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57571 Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Minnesota Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held from 12:00– 1:00 p.m. CST Friday December 15, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss completion of and reporting on their 2017 study of civil rights and policing practices in the State. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017, from 12:00– 1:00 p.m. CST. ADDRESSES: Public call information: Dial: 877–397–0298; Conference ID: 2837423. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Allen at callen@usccr.gov or (312) 353–8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 877–397–0298, conference ID number: 2837423. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Regional Programs Unit, 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60603. They may be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353– 8311. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=256. Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links to download. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57570-57571]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26272]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Publication of Depreciation Rates

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

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, 2016.

DATES: These rates are effective immediately and will remain in effect 
until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chad Parker, 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 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, compiled by RUS, for the reporting period 
ending December 31, 2016:

    Median Depreciation Rates of Rural Utilities Service Borrowers by
         Equipment Category for Period Ending December 31, 2016
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                                                           Depreciation
            Telecommunications plant category                  rate
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1. Land and Support Assets:
  a. Motor vehicles.....................................           16.67
  b. Aircraft...........................................           11.70
  c. Special purpose vehicles...........................           12.50
  d. Garage and other work equipment....................           10.00
  e. Buildings..........................................            3.30
  f. Furniture and office equipment.....................           10.00
  g. General purpose computers..........................           20.00
2. Central Office Switching:
  a. Digital............................................            9.44
  b. Analog & Electro-mechanical........................           10.00
  c. Operator Systems...................................            9.55
3. Central Office Transmission:
  a. Radio Systems......................................           10.00
  b. Circuit equipment..................................           10.00
4. Information origination/termination:
  a. Station apparatus..................................           11.90
  b. Customer premises wiring...........................           10.30
  c. Large private branch exchanges.....................           10.96
  d. Public telephone terminal equipment................           11.78
  e. Other terminal equipment...........................           10.20
5. Cable and wire facilities:
  a. Aerial cable--poles................................            6.00
  b. Aerial cable--metal................................            6.00

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  c. Aerial cable--fiber................................            5.10
  d. Underground cable--metal...........................            5.00
  e. Underground cable--fiber...........................            5.00
  f. Buried cable--metal................................            5.15
  g. Buried cable--fiber................................            5.00
  h. Conduit systems....................................            4.00
  i. Other..............................................            5.00
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    Dated: November 7, 2017.
Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-26272 Filed 12-5-17; 8:45 am]
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