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REVISED APPORTIONMENT OF FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2003 BRIDGE PROGRAM FUNDS black line
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4510.498 March 21, 2003 HABF-10

  1. What is the purpose of this Notice? This Notice transmits the revised certificate of apportionment of Bridge Program funds authorized for FY 2003 pursuant to the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), Restoration Act. The apportionment is effective immediately.

  2. Does this Notice cancel FHWA Notice 4510.485? Yes, this Notice cancels FHWA Notice 4510.485, Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 Bridge Funds, dated October 1, 2002. The revisions to the apportionment are required pursuant to the provisions of Division I, section 317, and Division N, section 601, of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7), which includes the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003.

  3. What is the availability of these funds?

    1. The Bridge Program funds resulting from this apportionment are available for obligation until September 30, 2006. Any amounts not obligated by the State on or before September 30, 2006, shall lapse.

    2. The funds resulting from this apportionment are available for obligation immediately and will be subject to obligation controls in force at the time of obligation.

    3. The Federal participating rate for these funds is 80 percent.

    4. The appropriation codes are Q10, Q11, and Q12.

  4. What is the requirement for the Bridge Program?Pursuant to title 23 U.S.C., section 144(g), not less than 15 percent, nor more than 35 percent, of the amount apportioned to each State shall be expended for bridge program projects located on public roads, other than those on the Federal-aid highway system. Bridge Program funds may be expended to replace, rehabilitate, paint or seismic retrofit, or apply calcium magnesium acetate to eligible highway bridge projects. The Secretary of Transportation, after consultation with State and local officials, may, with respect to a State, reduce the requirement for expenditure for bridges not on the Federal-aid highway system when the Secretary determines that the State has inadequate needs to justify the expenditure.

  5. What action is required? Division Administrators should ensure that copies of this Notice are provided to State departments of transportation.
 Signature: Mary E. Peters
Mary E. Peters
Administrator

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Attachment


CERTIFICATE OF APPORTIONMENT FROM THE SUM OF
$3,618,966,000 AUTHORIZED TO BE APPROPRIATED
FOR THE BRIDGE PROGRAM
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2003

TO--

The Secretary of the Treasury of the United States and the State departments of transportation:

Pursuant to title 23, United States Code, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, section 9503 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the delegation of authority from the Secretary of Transportation to the Federal Highway Administrator, section 1.48 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, I certify--

First, that the Secretary of the Treasury has made the estimate required by section 9503(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and based on that estimate, I have determined that the amount that can be apportioned for bridge program for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, pursuant to section 1101(a)(3) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, is $3,618,966,000, which is 100 percent of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year.

Second, pursuant to Division N, section 601, of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7), which includes the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year, 2003, I have determined that it will be necessary to deduct .65 percent from the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, for the bridge program, and I have deducted said .65 percent from the sum of $3,618,966,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, by section 1101(a)(3) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. The resulting amount authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, is $3,595,442,721.

Third, pursuant to Division I, section 317 of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7), I have determined that it will be necessary to deduct 2.65 percent from the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, for the Bridge Programfor administering the provisions section 104(a) of title 23, United States Code, and I have deducted said 2.65 percent from the sum of $3,595,442,721 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, by section 1101(a)(3) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and Division N, section 601 of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7).

Fourth, pursuant to Division I, section 317 of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7), I have determined that it will be necessary to deduct .45 percent from the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, for the Bridge Program, and I have deducted said .45 percent from the sum of $3,595,442,721 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, by section 1101(a)(3) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and Division N, section 601 of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7).

Fifth, pursuant to section 104(f) of title 23, United States Code, and after making the deduction authorized by section 104(a) of title 23, United States Code, pursuant to Division I, section 317 of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7), I have deducted 1 percent of the sum remaining of $3,595,442,721 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, section 1101(a)(3) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and Division N, section 601 of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7), for the purpose of carrying out section 134 of title 23, United States Code.

Sixth, pursuant to section 144(g)(1)(C) of title 23, United States Code, and after making the deductions authorized by section 104(a) of title 23, United States Code, pursuant to Division I, section 317 of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P. L. 108-7), I have set aside $99,350,000 from the sum of $3,595,442,721 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, by section 1101(a)(3) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and Division N, section 601 of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7), for the discretionary bridge program to carry out section 144(g)(1)(C) of title 23, United States Code.

Seventh, that after making the deductions and set aside, I have computed the apportionment to each State and the District of Columbia of the remainder of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, in the manner provided by section 144(e) of title 23, United States Code.

Eighth, that subject to the foregoing deductions and set aside, the sums that are hereby apportioned to each State and the District of Columbia, effective immediately, are respectively as follows:

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