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Renegotiation Board Interest Rate; Prompt Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act

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AGENCY:

Bureau of the Public Debt, Fiscal Service, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

For the period beginning January 1, 2007, and ending on June 30, 2007, the prompt payment interest rate is 51/4 per centum per annum.

DATES:

This notice announces the applicable interest rate for the January 1, 2007, to June 30, 2007, period.

ADDRESSES:

Comments or inquiries may be mailed to Crystal Hanna, Senior Advisor, Borrowings Accounting Team, Start Printed Page 78514Division of Accounting Operations, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of the Public Debt, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26106-1328. A copy of this Notice will be available to download from http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Stephanie Brown, Director, Division of Accounting Operations, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of the Public Debt, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26106-1328, (304) 480-5181; Crystal Hanna, Senior Advisor, Borrowings Accounting Team, Division of Accounting Operations, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of the Public Debt, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26106-1328, (304) 480-7488; Amy Mertz Brown, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, (202) 504-3715; or Brenda L. Hoffman, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Public Debt, (202) 504-3706.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Although the Renegotiation Board is no longer in existence, other Federal Agencies are required to use interest rates computed under the criteria established by the Renegotiation Act of 1971 Sec. 2, Pub. L. 92-41, 85 Stat. 97. For example, the Contract Disputes Act of 1978, Sec. 12, Pub. L. 95-563, 92 Stat. 2389, and, indirectly, the Prompt Payment Act of 1982, 31 U.S.C. 3902(a), provide for the calculation of interest due on claims at a rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury for the Renegotiation Board under Pub. L. 92-41.

Therefore, notice is given that the Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the rate of interest applicable, for the period beginning January 1, 2007, and ending on June 30, 2007, at 51/4 per centum per annum. This rate is determined pursuant to the above-mentioned sections for the purpose of said sections.

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Dated: December 21, 2006.

Donald V. Hammond,

Fiscal Assistant Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 06-9866 Filed 12-21-06; 10:32 am]

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