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Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning

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Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.


Notice of change.


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 2015 is 3.375 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values.


This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2014, through and including September 30, 2015.

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Max Millstein, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Law Administration Division, Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone: 303-445-2853.

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Notice is hereby given that the interest rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans for water and related land resources is 3.375 percent for fiscal year 2015.

This rate has been computed in accordance with Section 80(a), Pub. L. 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 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 3.3378 percent. This rate, rounded to the nearest one-eighth percent, is 3.375 percent, which is a change of less than the allowable one-quarter of 1 percent. Therefore, the fiscal year 2015 rate is 3.375 percent.

The rate of 3.375 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.

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Dated: November 20, 2014.

Roseann Gonzales,

Director, Policy and Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2014-30426 Filed 12-24-14; 8:45 am]