[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30586-30588]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12380]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


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

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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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

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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: 

Electronic Access

    An electronic copy of this notice may be downloaded from Office of 
the Federal Register's home page at: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register and the Government Printing Office's Web page at: http://www.fdsys.gov.

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)
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                                                                               Occupant owns furniture                           Occupant does not own
                                                      ------------------------------------------------------------------------         furniture
                                                                            Number of rooms of furniture                      --------------------------
                        State                         ------------------------------------------------------------------------          1 room/   Addt'l
                                                                   2        3        4        5        6        7        8      addt'l     no    room no
                                                       1  room   rooms    rooms    rooms    rooms    rooms    rooms    rooms     room    furn.    furn.
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Alabama..............................................      600      750      900     1050     1200     1350     1500     1650      150      400       50
Alaska...............................................      700      900     1125     1350     1550     1725     1900     2075      300      500      200
American Samoa.......................................      282      395      508      621      706      790      875      960       85      226       28
Arizona..............................................      700      800      900     1000     1100     1200     1300     1400      100      395       60
Arkansas.............................................      550      825     1100     1350     1600     1825     2050     2275      200      300       70
California...........................................      685      880     1100     1295     1570     1815     2090     2365      250      450       85
Colorado.............................................      600      800     1000     1150     1300     1450     1600     1750      150      350       50
Connecticut..........................................      620      810     1000     1180     1425     1670     1910     2150      150      225       60

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Delaware.............................................      500      710      880     1110     1260     1410     1560     1710      160      400       60
DC...................................................      500      650      800      950     1100     1250     1400     1650      150      300       50
Florida..............................................      550      700      875     1050     1200     1350     1500     1650      200      450      125
Georgia..............................................      600      975     1300     1600     1875     2125     2325     2525      200      375      100
Guam.................................................      450      800     1150     1450     1750     2000     2250     2500      100      200        0
Hawaii...............................................      550      900     1250     1550     1850     2100     2350     2600      200      300      100
Idaho................................................      500      650      800      950     1100     1200     1300     1400      100      300       50
Illinois.............................................      700      850     1000     1100     1250     1450     1600     1900      300      500       75
Indiana..............................................      500      700      900     1100     1300     1500     1700     1900      200      400      100
Iowa.................................................      550      700      800      900     1000     1100     1225     1350      125      500       50
Kansas...............................................      400      600      800     1000     1200     1400     1600     1800      200      250       50
Kentucky.............................................      500      700      900     1100     1300     1500     1700     1900      200      350       50
Louisiana............................................      500      700      900     1100     1300     1500     1700     1900      200      375       60
Maine................................................      650      900     1150     1400     1650     1900     2150     2400      250      400      100
Maryland.............................................      650      850     1050     1250     1450     1650     1850     2050      200      500      100
Massachusetts........................................      700      850     1000     1150     1300     1450     1600     1750      200      400      100
Michigan.............................................      700      950     1150     1300     1450     1600     1750     1900      300      500      200
Minnesota............................................      550      700      900     1100     1300     1500     1700     1900      250      425      100
Mississippi..........................................      750      850     1000     1200     1400     1550     1700     1850      300      400      100
Missouri.............................................      800      900     1000     1100     1200     1300     1400     1500      200      400      100
Montana..............................................      500      700      800      900     1100     1300     1500     1700      200      350       50
Nebraska.............................................      390      545      700      855      970     1075     1205     1325      120      310       40
Nevada...............................................      500      700      900     1100     1300     1500     1700     1900      200      350       60
New Hampshire........................................      500      700      900     1100     1300     1500     1700     1900      200      200      150
New Jersey...........................................      625      725      825      975     1125     1275     1375     1525      250      300       50
New Mexico...........................................      650      850     1050     1250     1450     1650     1850     2050      200      400       60
New York.............................................      600      800     1000     1200     1400     1600     1800     2000      200      350      100
North Carolina.......................................      550      750     1050     1200     1350     1600     1700     1900      150      350       50
North Dakota.........................................      465      670      845     1015     1190     1330     1420     1595      175      405       60
N. Mariana Is........................................      282      395      508      621      706      790      875      960       85      226       28
Ohio.................................................      600      800     1000     1150     1300     1450     1600     1750      150      400      100
Oklahoma.............................................      600      750      900     1100     1250     1450     1650     1850      175      300       50
Oregon...............................................      600      800     1000     1200     1400     1600     1800     2000      200      350      100
Pennsylvania.........................................      500      750     1000     1200     1400     1600     1800     2000      200      400       70
Puerto Rico..........................................      500      700      850      950     1150     1300     1450     1600      150      425      100
Rhode Island.........................................      450      625      800      900     1000     1200     1350     1500      150      300       50
South Carolina.......................................      685      790     1075     1260     1575     1735     1890     2075      225      500       75
South Dakota.........................................      500      650      800      950     1050     1200     1400     1600      200      300       40
Tennessee............................................      500      750     1000     1250     1500     1750     2000     2250      250      400      100
Texas................................................      600      800     1000     1200     1400     1600     1750     1900      150      400       50
Utah.................................................      600      750      900     1050     1200     1350     1500     1650      150      500      100
Vermont..............................................      400      550      650      850     1000     1100     1200     1300      150      300       75
Virgin Islands.......................................      500      700      850      950     1150     1300     1450     1600      150      425      100
Virginia.............................................      600      800     1000     1200     1400     1600     1800     2000      200      400       75
Washington...........................................      600      800     1000     1200     1400     1600     1800     2000      200      300       50
West Virginia........................................      750      900     1050     1200     1350     1500     1650     1800      150      350       50
Wisconsin............................................      550      700      900     1100     1300     1500     1700     1900      250      425      100
Wyoming..............................................      480      590      750      910     1070     1180     1400     1500      160      300       50
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[FR Doc. 2012-12380 Filed 5-22-12; 8:45 am]
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