Publication of Depreciation Rates, 44564 [2018-18921]

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[FR Doc. 2018–18959 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Publication of Depreciation Rates Rural Utilities Service, USDA. 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, 2017. DATES: These rates are applicable immediately and will remain in effect until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2018. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 2017: MEDIAN DEPRECIATION RATES OF RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE BORROWERS BY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017 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 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 .................................. 16.50 10.05 12.00 10.00 3.30 10.00 20.00 9.37 10.00 9.30 10.00 10.00 12.00 10.00 11.40 11.95 10.00 6.19 6.00 5.10 5.00 5.00 5.15 5.00 4.00 5.00 Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–18921 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Sunshine Act Meetings Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 10:30 a.m. ET. PLACE: Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20237. TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 170 (Friday, August 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 44564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18921]


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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, 2017.

DATES: These rates are applicable immediately and will remain in effect 
until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2018.

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. 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, 2017:

    Median Depreciation Rates of Rural Utilities Service Borrowers by
         Equipment Category for Period Ending December 31, 2017
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                                                            Depreciation
             Telecommunications plant category                  rate
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1. Land and Support Assets:
  a. Motor vehicles.......................................         16.50
  b. Aircraft.............................................         10.05
  c. Special purpose vehicles.............................         12.00
  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..............................................          9.37
  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.......................         11.40
  d. Public telephone terminal equipment..................         11.95
  e. Other terminal equipment.............................         10.00
5. Cable and wire facilities:
  a. Aerial cable--poles..................................          6.19
  b. Aerial cable--metal..................................          6.00
  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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Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-18921 Filed 8-30-18; 8:45 am]
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