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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 23 (Thursday, February 3, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6199-6200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-02295]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR83550000, 223R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676]


Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of change in discount rate.

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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 2.25 percent for fiscal year 
2022.

DATES: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2021, 
through and including September 30, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandee Blumenthal, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Reclamation Law Administration Division, P.O. Box 25007, 
Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone (303) 445-2435; or email at 
[email protected].

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 
2022 is 2.25 percent. The prior year's rate, as announced in the 
Federal Register on December 11, 2020 (85 FR 80148), was 2.50 percent 
for fiscal year 2021. 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

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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 1.8669 percent. In accordance with the Water Resource 
Council Rules and Regulations, the maximum adjustment allowed for the 
current fiscal year rate is one-quarter of one percentage point from 
the previous fiscal year rate, which was 2.50 percent. Therefore, the 
fiscal year 2022 rate is 2.25 percent.
    The rate of 2.25 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.

Christopher Beardsley,
Director, Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2022-02295 Filed 2-2-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4332-90-P