An Interim Scenic Byways Program was established in 1991 under Section 1047 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) (P.L 102-60), authorizing a total $80.0 million over 6 years. FHWA's Interim Policy for National Scenic Byways published in the Federal Register on May 18, 1995 presents the criteria for nominating and designating roads as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads based upon their intrinsic qualities. The National Scenic Byways Program was reauthorized in 1998 under Section 1219 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21)(P.L. 105-178), authorizing a total of $148 million over 6 years. The National Scenic Byways Program was reauthorized in 2005 under Section 1802 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users; (SAFETEA-LU) (P.L. 109-59), authorizing a total of $148 million over 5 years. The current statutory language does have some inconsistencies with the Interim Policy. In such cases, and specifically in the case of Indian tribes, the statutory language governs.