- What is the purpose of this Notice?This Notice is to notify
the States of a rescission of $250 million of unobligated Federal-aid highway
funds apportioned to States, as required by the Consolidated Appropriations
Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7).
- What apportioned funds are being rescinded? Unobligated
balances of funds apportioned to States under the following five core programs
are being rescinded: Interstate Maintenance (IM), section 1101(a)(1); National
Highway System (NHS), section 1101(a)(2); Surface Transportation Program (STP),
section 1101(a)(4); Bridge Program, section 1101(a)(3); and Congestion Mitigation
and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), section 1101(a)(5); of Public Law 105-178, as amended.
- How are the apportioned funds being rescinded? The rescission is being applied proportionately to States based upon the total fiscal year (FY) 2003 apportionments to the States
for the five core apportioned programs. Table 1 shows each State´s share of the total rescinded amount based upon FY 2003 apportionments
for the IM, NHS, STP, Bridge and CMAQ Programs, inclusive of funds programmatically distributed from Minimum Guarantee and penalties
pursuant to title 23, USC, section 154 (Open Container Requirement), section 164 (Minimum penalties for Repeat Offenders) and State Planning
and Research, which are separate from but added to the core programs by operation of law. Not later than 30 days after the date of this
Notice, the States must identify the amounts to be rescinded from each of the five core programs, as well as the categories within the STP
and Bridge Programs, based on the amounts shown on Table 1. The States should ensure that a sufficient amount of unobligated funds
are available within each program and category that affects the rescission.The information should be submitted on the attached Table 2 to
the Budget Division´s official mailbox, BudgetDivision FHWA.
- What action is required? Division Administrators should ensure that this Notice is provided to State departments of transportation.
Mary E. Peters