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Rural Utilities Service, USDA.
Notice of depreciation rates for telecommunications plant.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) administers rural utilities programs, including the Telecommunications Program. RUS announces the depreciation rates for telecommunications plant for the period ending December 31, 2015.
These rates are effective immediately and will remain in effect until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2016.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Keith B. Adams, Assistant Administrator, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1590—Room 5151, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-1590. Telephone: (202) 720-9556.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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. Section 1737.70(e)(2) refers to median depreciation rates published by RUS for all borrowers. The following chart provides those rates, compiled by RUS, for the reporting period ending December 31, 2015:
|Telecommunications plant category||Depreciation rate|
|1. Land and Support Assets:|
|a. Motor vehicles||16.00|
|c. Special purpose vehicles||12.00|
|d. Garage and other work equipment||10.00|
|f. Furniture and office equipment||10.00|
|g. General purpose computers||20.00|
|2. Central Office Switching:|
|b. Analog & Electro-mechanical||10.00|
|c. Operator Systems||9.90|
|3. Central Office Transmission:|
|a. Radio Systems||10.00|
|b. Circuit equipment||10.00|
|4. Information origination/termination:|
|a. Station apparatus||12.00|
|b. Customer premises wiring||10.65|
|c. Large private branch exchanges||10.96|
|d. Public telephone terminal equipment||12.00|
|e. Other terminal equipment||10.35|
|5. Cable and wire facilities:|
|a. Aerial cable—poles||6.42|
|b. Aerial cable—metal||5.90|
|c. Aerial cable—fiber||5.00|
|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||3.93|
Dated: September 13, 2016.
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-22747 Filed 9-20-16; 8:45 am]
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