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Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally Assisted Programs; Fixed Residential Moving Cost Schedule

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The purpose of this notice is to publish changes in the Fixed Residential Moving Cost Schedule for the States and Territories of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Guam, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming as provided for by section 202(b) of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (Uniform Act), 42 U.S.C. 4622(b). The schedule amounts for the States and Territories not listed above remain unchanged from the amounts published on July 23, 2008, at 73 FR 42895. The Uniform Act applies to all programs or projects undertaken by Federal agencies or with Federal financial assistance that cause the displacement of any person.

DATES:

The provisions of this notice are effective June 22, 2012 or on such earlier date as an agency elects to begin operating under this schedule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Carolyn Winborne James, Office of Real Estate Services, (202) 493-0353, Carolyn.James@dot.gov, Ms. JoAnne Robinson, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-1346, JoAnne.Robinson@dot.gov; Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4601-4655 (Uniform Act), establishes a program that includes the payment of moving and related expenses to assist persons who are displaced because of Federal or federally assisted projects. The FHWA is the lead agency for implementing the provisions of the Uniform Act and has issued government-wide implementing regulations at 49 CFR part 24.

The following 17 Federal departments and agencies have, by cross-reference, adopted the government-wide regulations: Department of Agriculture; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department of Education; Department of Energy; Department of Homeland Security; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Emergency Management Agency; General Services Administration; Department of Health and Human Services; Department of Housing and Urban Development; Department of the Interior; Department of Justice; Department of Labor; Department of Veterans Affairs; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Tennessee Valley Authority.

Section 202(b) of the Uniform Act provides that, as an alternative to being paid for actual residential moving and related expenses, a displaced person may elect payment for moving expenses on the basis of a moving expense schedule established by the head of the lead agency. The government-wide regulations at 49 CFR 24.302 provide that the FHWA will develop, approve, maintain, and update this schedule, as appropriate.

The purpose of this notice is to update the schedule published on July 23, 2008, at 73 FR 42895. The schedule is being updated to reflect the increased costs associated with moving personal property and was developed from data provided by State highway agencies. This update increases the schedule amounts in the States and Territories of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Guam, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The schedule amounts for the States and Territories not listed above remain unchanged. The payments listed in the table below apply on a State-by-State basis. Two exceptions and limitations apply to all States and Territories. Payment is limited to $100.00 if either of the following conditions applies:

(a) A person has minimal possessions and occupies a dormitory style room,

or

(b) A person's residential move is performed by an agency at no cost to the person.

The schedule continues to be based on the “number of rooms of furniture” owned by a displaced person. In the interest of fairness and accuracy, and to encourage the use of the schedule (and thereby simplify the computation and payment of moving expenses), an agency should increase the room count for the purpose of applying the schedule if the amount of possessions in a single room or space actually constitutes more than the normal contents of one room of furniture or other personal property. For example, a basement may count as two rooms if the equivalent of two rooms worth of possessions is located in the basement. In addition, an agency may elect to pay for items stored outside the dwelling unit by adding the appropriate number of rooms.

Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4622(b) and 4633(b); 49 CFR 1.48 and 24.302.

Issued on: May 10, 2012.

Victor M. Mendez,

Administrator.

The payments listed in the table below apply on a state-by-state basis. Two exceptions and limitations apply to all States and Territories. Payment is limited to $100.00 if either of the following conditions apply:

(a) A person has minimal possessions and occupies a dormitory style room, or

(b) A person's residential move is performed by an agency at no cost to the person.

Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as Amended—Fixed Residential Moving Cost Schedule (2012)

StateOccupant owns furnitureOccupant does not own furniture
Number of rooms of furnitureaddt'l room1 room/ no furn.Addt'l room no furn.
1 room2 rooms3 rooms4 rooms5 rooms6 rooms7 rooms8 rooms
Alabama6007509001050120013501500165015040050
Alaska700900112513501550172519002075300500200
American Samoa2823955086217067908759608522628
Arizona7008009001000110012001300140010039560
Arkansas55082511001350160018252050227520030070
California68588011001295157018152090236525045085
Colorado60080010001150130014501600175015035050
Connecticut62081010001180142516701910215015022560
Delaware5007108801110126014101560171016040060
DC500650800950110012501400165015030050
Florida55070087510501200135015001650200450125
Georgia600975130016001875212523252525200375100
Guam4508001150145017502000225025001002000
Hawaii550900125015501850210023502600200300100
Idaho500650800950110012001300140010030050
Illinois70085010001100125014501600190030050075
Indiana50070090011001300150017001900200400100
Iowa550700800900100011001225135012550050
Kansas4006008001000120014001600180020025050
Kentucky5007009001100130015001700190020035050
Louisiana5007009001100130015001700190020037560
Maine650900115014001650190021502400250400100
Maryland650850105012501450165018502050200500100
Massachusetts700850100011501300145016001750200400100
Michigan700950115013001450160017501900300500200
Minnesota55070090011001300150017001900250425100
Mississippi750850100012001400155017001850300400100
Missouri800900100011001200130014001500200400100
Montana500700800900110013001500170020035050
Nebraska39054570085597010751205132512031040
Nevada5007009001100130015001700190020035060
New Hampshire50070090011001300150017001900200200150
New Jersey625725825975112512751375152525030050
New Mexico65085010501250145016501850205020040060
New York600800100012001400160018002000200350100
North Carolina55075010501200135016001700190015035050
North Dakota4656708451015119013301420159517540560
N. Mariana Is2823955086217067908759608522628
Ohio600800100011501300145016001750150400100
Oklahoma6007509001100125014501650185017530050
Oregon600800100012001400160018002000200350100
Pennsylvania50075010001200140016001800200020040070
Puerto Rico5007008509501150130014501600150425100
Rhode Island450625800900100012001350150015030050
South Carolina68579010751260157517351890207522550075
South Dakota500650800950105012001400160020030040
Tennessee500750100012501500175020002250250400100
Texas60080010001200140016001750190015040050
Utah60075090010501200135015001650150500100
Vermont400550650850100011001200130015030075
Virgin Islands5007008509501150130014501600150425100
Virginia60080010001200140016001800200020040075
Washington60080010001200140016001800200020030050
West Virginia75090010501200135015001650180015035050
Wisconsin55070090011001300150017001900250425100
Wyoming480590750910107011801400150016030050

[FR Doc. 2012-12380 Filed 5-22-12; 8:45 am]

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