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INTEREST RATES AND PRICES

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Semi-Annual Interest Rate Certification

In February of 1997, the Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury delegated to the Bureau of the Public Debt the responsibility of providing interest rate certification to various agencies.

The following table contains rates certified by Treasury for various statutory purposes.

(Updated January 3, 2012)

Legislation Effective Date
Jan - Jun 2011 Jul - Dec 2011
National Housing Act - Section 221(g)(4) 2-1/2% 3%
National Housing Act - Section 224 3-7/8% 4-1/8%
Alaska Native Claims Act - Public Law 94-204, Section 2(b) 0.03% 0.02%
Prompt Payment Act / Contract Disputes Act 2.63% 2.5%