Publication of Depreciation Rates, 9454-9455 [2020-03234]

Download as PDF 9454 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices Islands. The Federal regulations governing the WIC Program (7 CFR part 246) require that certain program-related information be collected and that full and complete records concerning WIC operations are maintained. The information reporting and recordkeeping burdens are necessary to ensure appropriate and efficient management of the WIC program. The reporting and record-keeping burdens covered by this information collection include requirements that involve the certification of WIC participants; the nutrition education that is provided to participants; the authorization, training and monitoring of vendors; and the collection of vendor pricing information in order to comply with the Federal regulations regarding WIC cost containment. State Plans are the principal source of information about how each State agency operates its WIC Program. Information collected from participants and local agencies is collected through State-developed forms or Management Information Systems. The information collected is used by the Department of Agriculture to manage, plan, evaluate, make decisions, and report on WIC program operations. This information collection is requesting a revision in the burden hours due to adjustments that primarily reflect expected changes in the number of WIC participants; WIC authorized vendors; and WIC State and local agencies. The revisions decreased the approved reporting burden by 317,028 hours and decreased the total approved recordkeeping burden by 69,358 hours. Reporting Burden Affected Public: Individual/ Households; Business or Other for Profit; and State, Local and Tribal Government. Respondent groups include WIC participants (women, infants, and children), WIC retail vendors, and WIC State and local agencies (including Indian Tribal Organizations and those in U.S. territories). Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of respondents is 6,913,189. This includes: 1,897 State and local agencies; 6,870,128 WIC participants; and 41,164 Retail Vendors. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The estimated number of responses per respondent is 3.07. Estimated Total Annual Responses: The estimated total for annual responses is 21,254,756. Estimated Time per Response: The average estimated time per response for all participants is .13 hours. The estimated time of response varies from 1 minute to 160 hours, depending on the activity and the respondent group, as shown in the table below. Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: The estimated total annual reporting burden hours is 2,848,015. See the table below for the estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. Current OMB Inventory: 3,165,043. Difference (Burden Revisions Requested): ¥317,028. Record-Keeping Burden Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Government. The respondent groups include the WIC State and local agencies and WIC clinics (including Indian Tribal Organizations and those in U.S. territories). Estimated Number of Record-keepers: The estimated number of record-keepers is 11,897. Estimated Number of Records per Respondent: The estimated number of records is 2,315. Total Estimated Annual Records: The total estimated number of annual records is 27,544,044. Estimated Annual Hours per Recordkeeper: The average estimated annual hours per record-keeper is .02. The estimated time of response varies from 1 minute to 50 hours, depending on the activity, as shown in the table below. Estimated Total Record-keeping Burden Hours: The estimated total record-keeping burden hours is 538,197. See the table below for the estimated total annual burden. Current OMB Inventory: 607,555. Difference (Burden Revisions Requested): ¥69,358. Estimated Grand Total for Reporting and Record-keeping Burden: The estimated grand total for reporting and record-keeping is 3,386,212. REPORTING Total number of respondents Type of respondent Average responses per respondent Total estimated annual responses Number of burden hours per response (hours) Estimated burden hours STATE, LOCAL, & INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS (89 WIC State agencies; 1,808 WIC local agencies) ................................................................................ BUSINESS OR OTHER FOR-PROFIT (41,164 WIC authorized vendors) .......... INDIVIDUALS/HOUSEHOLDS (6,870,128 WIC participants) .............................. 1,897 41,164 6,870,128 5,609 2.20 1.53 10,640,409 90,742 10,523,605 0.20 1.85 0.05 2,154,666 167,511 525,838 Total Reporting Burden .................................................................................. 6,913,189 ........................ 21,254,756 ........................ 2,848,015 RECORDKEEPING Type of respondent Total number of record-keepers Average responses per respondent 11,897 2,315 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES STATE, LOCAL, & INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS (89 WIC State agencies; 1,808 WIC local agencies, 10,000 WIC clinics) ................................................ Dated: February 6, 2020. Pamilyn Miller, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. [FR Doc. 2020–03245 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27,544,044 Number of burden hours per response (hours) 0.02 Estimated burden hours 538,197 Notice of depreciation rates for telecommunications plant. ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) administers rural utilities programs, including the Telecommunications Program. RUS SUMMARY: Publication of Depreciation Rates AGENCY: Total estimated annual responses E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices announces the depreciation rates for telecommunications plant for the period ending December 31, 2018. These rates are effective immediately and will remain in effect until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2019. DATES: 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. Given that approved 9455 depreciation rates per § 1737.70(e)(1) do not exist, RUS is publishing its annual median depreciation rates for all borrowers, in accordance with § 1737.70(e)(2). RUS also notes that the rates have changed only minimally from the previous year. The following chart provides those rates, compiled by RUS, for the reporting period ending December 31, 2018: MEDIAN DEPRECIATION RATES OF RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE BORROWERS [By equipment category for period ending December 31, 2018] Depreciation rate 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 ......................................................................................................................................................... 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 .......................................................................................................................................................................................... Chad Rupe, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2020–03234 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Utah Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that the meeting of the Utah SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Friday, March 27, 2020. The purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to review a draft of their gender wage gap report. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MT. Public Call Information: Dial: 800– 367–2403. Conference ID: 9391688. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–367–2403, conference ID number: 9391688. Any interested member of the public may call this PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16.67 10.10 12.00 10.00 3.30 10.00 20.00 9.30 9.80 9.32 10.00 10.00 11.95 10.00 11.40 11.65 10.00 6.00 6.00 5.10 5.00 5.00 5.15 5.00 4.00 5.00 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 E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 33 (Wednesday, February 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9454-9455]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03234]


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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

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announces the depreciation rates for telecommunications plant for the 
period ending December 31, 2018.

DATES: These rates are effective immediately and will remain in effect 
until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2019.

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. Given that approved depreciation rates per 
Sec.  1737.70(e)(1) do not exist, RUS is publishing its annual median 
depreciation rates for all borrowers, in accordance with Sec.  
1737.70(e)(2). RUS also notes that the rates have changed only 
minimally from the previous year. The following chart provides those 
rates, compiled by RUS, for the reporting period ending December 31, 
2018:

     Median Depreciation Rates of Rural Utilities Service Borrowers
       [By equipment category for period ending December 31, 2018]
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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.........................................           10.10
    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..........................................            9.30
    b. Analog & Electro-mechanical......................            9.80
    c. Operator Systems.................................            9.32
3. Central Office Transmission:
    a. Radio Systems....................................           10.00
    b. Circuit equipment................................           10.00
4. Information origination/termination:
    a. Station apparatus................................           11.95
    b. Customer premises wiring.........................           10.00
    c. Large private branch exchanges...................           11.40
    d. Public telephone terminal........................           11.65
    e. Other terminal equipment.........................           10.00
5. Cable and wire facilities:
    a. Aerial cable--poles..............................            6.00
    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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Chad Rupe,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-03234 Filed 2-18-20; 8:45 am]
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