U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY FUNDS TO BE APPORTIONED ON OCTOBER 1, 1995
June 30, 1995
- PURPOSE. To notify States, as required by 23 U.S.C. 104(e) , of the
amount of funds to be apportioned under 23 U.S.C. 104 effective October 1, 1995.
Also, to provide anticipated apportionments for the Highway Bridge Replacement
and Rehabilitation Program (HBRRP) under 23 U.S.C. 144.
- It should be noted that the anticipated apportionment amounts are subject
to change prior to the issuance of the certificate of apportionment and the
penalties under 23 U.S.C., where applicable, will be assessed when the certificate
of apportionment is signed. Currently, the following States are subject to
a potential withholding of apportionment and/or reservation of funds on October
1, 1995, as indicated:
(1) National Minimum Drinking Age - 23 U.S.C. 158
Funds subject to withholding: National Highway System (NHS) ,
Interstate Maintenance (IM), and Surface Transportation Program (STP)
(2) Revocation of suspension of drivers' licenses of individuals
convicted of drug offenses - 23 U.S.C. 159
Funds subject to withholding: IM, NHS, and STP
(3) Use of Safety Belts and Motorcycle Helmets - 23 U.S.C. 153
Funds subject to withholding: NHS, Congestion Mitigation and
Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), and STP
(4) Vehicle Weight Limitation - 23 U.S.C. 127
Fund subject to withholding: NHS
- Anticipated amounts available to be transferred into STP from Apportionment
Adjustment funds (Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
(ISTEA) , Section 1015) are not included in this Notice because the factors
cannot be computed prior to September 30, 1995.
- Section 1003(c) of the ISTEA requires that each authorization be reduced
proportionately so that the total for FY 1992 through FY 1996 equals $98.642
billion. The FHWA currently estimates that all FY 1996 authorizations including
Minimum Allocation, Hold Harmless, Donor State Bonus, etc., will have to be
reduced by about 20 percent (or $4.2 billion) to comply with Section 1003(c).
- Amounts authorized for National Highway System and Interstate Maintenance
for FY 1996 may not be apportioned if the NHS bill is not passed by the end of FY 1995.
- Section 1054 of ISTEA permits States to use Temporary Matching Fund Waiver
provisions through September 30, 1993. No repayment was received from the
States of Louisiana, Maine, New Mexico, Vermont or Puerto Rico prior to March
30, 1994. Therefore, a proportional reduction of Louisiana's, Maine's, New
Mexico's, Vermont's and Puerto Rico's apportionments for FY 1996 will be made in lieu of repayment.
- ADVANCE NOTIFICATION. The attachment to this Notice shows the anticipated
apportionments to be effective on October 1, 1995, of IM, NHS, HBRRP, STP, CMAQ,
and Metropolitan Planning funds authorized for FY 1995. The amounts reflect
the estimated reduction in authorizations that comply with Section 1003(c) of ISTEA.
- ACTION. Division Administrators should assure that copies of this
Notice are furnished to State highway agencies.
Original signed by
Rodney E. Slater
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