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Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally-Assisted Programs; Fixed Payment for Moving Expenses; Residential Moves

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation.




The purpose of this notice is to publish changes in the Fixed Residential Moving Cost Schedule (schedule) for the States and Territories of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, N. Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Virgin Islands, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin as provided for by section 202(b) of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (Uniform Act). The schedule amounts for the States and Territories Start Printed Page 40228not listed above remain unchanged. 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.


The provisions of this notice are effective August 26, 2021, or on such earlier date as an agency elects to begin operating under this schedule.

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Melissa L. Corder, Office of Real Estate Services, (202) 366-5853, email address:; David Sett, Office of the Chief Counsel, (404) 562-3676, email address:; 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.

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

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

42 U.S.C. 4622(b) provides that as an alternative to being paid for actual residential moving and related expenses, a displaced individual or family may elect payment for moving expenses on the basis of a moving expense schedule established by the head of the lead agency. The governmentwide regulations at 49 CFR 24.302 provide that FHWA will develop, approve, maintain, and update this schedule, as appropriate.

The purpose of this notice is to update the schedule published on July 24, 2015, at 80 FR 44182. The schedule is being updated to account for the increased costs associated with moving personal property. The updated amounts are based on review of the respective States' current moving cost market data and any proposed increases to the current schedule amounts as requested from all State highway agencies. This update increases the schedule amounts in the States and Territories of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, N. Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Virgin Islands, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The schedule amounts for the States and Territories not listed above remain unchanged. The payment amounts listed in the table below apply on a State-by-State basis. Two exceptions apply to all States and Territories as referenced in 49 CFR 24.302. 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 individual or family. 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 volume of possessions in a single room or space actually exceeds 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.

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Stephanie Pollack,

Acting Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.

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Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act—Residential Moving Expense and Dislocation Allowance—2021 Payment Schedule

State1 room2 rooms3 rooms4 rooms5 rooms6 rooms7 rooms8 roomsAddt'l room1 room/ no furn.Addt'l room no furn.
1. Alabama600800100012001400160018002000250400100
2. Alaska8501100135016251875207523002500350600250
3. American Samoa2823955086217067908759608522628
4. Arizona7008009001000110012001300140010039560
5. Arkansas650900110013501600182520502275225450125
6. California7801000125014751790206523802690285510100
7. Colorado67589511151270142515801735189015538555
8. Connecticut71593011501350164019202200250017526070
9. Delaware700900110013001500170019002100150500100
10. District of Columbia8001000120015001700190021002300200500100
11. Florida800975115013501575175019502200325550175
12. Georgia600975130016001875212523252525200375100
13. Guam8501200155019002200250027503000350300175
14. Hawaii8501200155019002200250027503000350300175
15. Idaho600800100012001400160018002000200350100
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16. Illinois8501000115012501400160017502050450650150
17. Indiana50070090011001300150017001900200400100
18. Iowa550700800900100011001225135012550050
19. Kansas4006008001000120014001600180020025050
20. Kentucky700900110013001500170019002100200400100
21. Louisiana60080010001200130015501700190030040070
22. Maine650900115014001650190021502400250400100
23. Maryland700900110013001500170019002100200500100
24. Massachusetts800950110012501400155017001850250450150
25. Michigan7501000120013501500165018001950300500200
26. Minnesota57572592511251325152517251925275450150
27. Mississippi750850100012001400155017001850300400100
28. Missouri800900100011001200130014001500200400100
29. Montana55075095011501350155017501950200350100
30. Nebraska4006008001000120014001600180020035050
31. Nevada700900110013001500170019002100200450150
32. New Hampshire50070090011001300150017001900200200150
33. New Jersey6507508501000115013001400160020020050
34. New Mexico65085010501250150016501850205020040060
35. New York675900112513501575180020252250225400125
36. North Carolina55075010501200135016001700190015035050
37. North Dakota5507509501150135015501750195020047575
38. N. Mariana Is350550700850100011001200130010030070
39. Ohio600800100012001400160018002000200400100
40. Oklahoma750950115013501550175019002050200350100
41. Oregon600800100012001400160018002000200350100
42. Pennsylvania50075010001200140016001800200020040070
43. Puerto Rico5257259001225130013501400145015030050
44. Rhode Island600850100012001400160018002000150300100
45. South Carolina70080510951285157517351890207522550075
46. South Dakota5006508009501100125014001600200300100
47. Tennessee500750100012501500175020002250250400100
48. Texas60080010001200140016001750190015040050
49. Utah750950115013501550175019502150200600200
50. Vermont400550650850100011001200130015030075
51. Virgin Islands50070090010501200135015001700150450100
52. Virginia70090011001300150017001900210030040075
53. Washington8001100140017002000230026002900300500100
54. West Virginia750900105012001400160018002000200400100
55. Wisconsin600825105012751500172519502175250465115
56. Wyoming5408008701020117013251500167020037060
Exceptions: 1. The payment to a person with minimal possessions who is in occupancy of a dormitory style room or whose residential move is performed by an agency at no cost to the person is limited to $100.00.
2. An occupant will be paid on an actual cost basis for moving his or her mobile home from the displacement site. In addition, a reasonable payment to the occupant for packing and securing property for the move may be paid at the agency's discretion.
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[FR Doc. 2021-15930 Filed 7-26-21; 8:45 am]