DPM » Topics » Accounting for Repair and Maintenance Costs. We expense the cost of maintenance and repairs as incurred. Expenditures that enhance the functionality or extend the useful lives of the assets are capitalized and depreciated over the remaining useful life of

This excerpt taken from the DPM 8-K filed Oct 3, 2007.

Accounting for Repair and Maintenance Costs. We expense the cost of maintenance and repairs as incurred. Expenditures that enhance the functionality or extend the useful lives of the assets are capitalized and depreciated over the remaining useful life of the asset.

Income Taxes. For federal tax purposes, we have elected to be treated as a partnership with each member being separately taxed on its ratable share of our taxable income. This election, to be treated as a pass-through entity, also applies to our wholly owned subsidiary, DGT. Therefore, no income taxes or deferred income taxes are reflected in the consolidated financial statements.

Foreign Currency Transactions. Transactions denominated in currencies other than the functional currency are recorded based on exchange rates at the time such transactions arise. Subsequent changes in exchange rates result in transaction gains or losses which are reflected in the Consolidated Statements of Income.

Recent Accounting Standards. In January 2006, Williams adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (“SFAS”) No. 123, “Share-Based Payment.” Accordingly payroll costs directly charged to us by Williams and general and administrative costs allocated to us by Williams (see Note 3) include such compensation costs beginning January 1, 2006. The cost is charged to us through specific allocations of certain employees if they directly support our operations. Our adoption of this Statement did not have a material impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

In January 2006, we adopted SFAS No. 151, “Inventory Costs, an Amendment of ARB No. 43, Chapter 4.” The Statement amends Accounting Research Bulletin (“ARB”) No. 43, Chapter 4, “Inventory Pricing,” to clarify that abnormal amounts of certain costs should be recognized as current period charges and that the allocation of overhead costs should be based on the normal capacity of the production facility. Our adoption of this Statement did not have a material impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Information as of June 30, 2007 and for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 is unaudited

 

Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

 

In January 2006, we adopted SFAS No. 153, “Exchanges of Nonmonetary Assets, an amendment of APB Opinion No. 29.” The Statement amends APB Opinion No. 29, “Accounting for Nonmonetary Transactions.” The guidance in APB Opinion No. 29 is based on the principle that exchanges of nonmonetary assets should be measured based on the fair value of the assets exchanged but includes certain exceptions to that principle. SFAS No. 153 amends APB Opinion No. 29 to eliminate the exception for nonmonetary exchanges of similar productive assets and replaces it with a general exception for exchanges of nonmonetary assets that do not have commercial substance. A nonmonetary exchange has commercial substance if the future cash flows of the entity are expected to change significantly as a result of the exchange. The impact of this Statement on our Financial Statements was not material.

In September 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements.” This Statement establishes a framework for fair value measurements in the financial statements by providing a single definition of fair value, provides guidance on the methods used to estimate fair value and increases disclosures about estimates of fair value. SFAS No. 157 is effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and is generally applied prospectively. We will assess the impact of this Statement on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities—Including an Amendment of FASB Statement No. 115”. SFAS No. 159 establishes a fair value option permitting entities to elect the option to measure eligible financial instruments and certain other items at fair value on specified election dates. Unrealized gains and losses on items for which the fair value option has been elected will be reported in earnings. The fair value option may be applied on an instrument-by-instrument basis, with a few exceptions, is irrevocable and is applied only to entire instruments and not to portions of instruments. SFAS No. 159 is effective as of the beginning of the first fiscal year beginning after November 15, 2007 and should not be applied retrospectively to fiscal years beginning prior to the effective date, except as permitted for early adoption. We will not adopt SFAS No. 159 prior to January 1, 2008. On the adoption date, an entity may elect the fair value option for eligible items existing at that date and the adjustment for the initial remeasurement of those items to fair value should be reported as a cumulative effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings. We continue to assess whether to apply the provisions of SFAS No. 159 to eligible financial instruments in place on the adoption date and the related impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

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