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REVISED APPORTIONMENT OF FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2006 RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM FUNDS
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4510.595 March 21, 2006 HCF-10

  1. What is the purpose of this Notice? This Notice transmits the revised certificate of apportionment of Recreational Trails Program funds authorized for FY 2006 pursuant to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law (Pub. L. No.) 109-59 and the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-148. The apportionment is effective immediately.

  2. Does this Notice cancel FHWA notice 4510.569? Yes, this Notice cancels FHWA Notice 4510.569, Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Recreational Trails Program Funds, dated October 1, 2005. The revisions to the apportionment is required pursuant to a 1 percent across-the-board rescission contained in Division B, Chapter 8, section 3801 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-148..

  3. What is the availability of funds?

    1. The Recreational Trails Program funds resulting from this apportionment are available for obligation until September 30, 2009. Any amounts not obligated by the State on or before September 30, 2009, 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 share will be in accordance with section 120 of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.).

    4. The program code to be used when obligating these funds is L940.

  4. What is the background information?

    1. Section 1101(a)(8) of the SAFETEA-LU authorizes a total of $70,000,000 in contract authority for the Recreational Trails Program for FY 2006.

    2. Division B, chapter 8, section 3801 of Pub. L. No. 109-148, requires a 1 percent across-the-board rescission. This provision reduces the amount apportioned for the Recreational Trails Program. The amount deducted is $700,000.

    3. Section 1109 of SAFETEA-LU amends section 104(h)(1) of title 23, U.S.C., and pursuant to Division B, chapter 8, section 3801 of Pub. L. No. 109-148 reduces the amount for administrative, research, technical assistance and training expenses from the amount of $840,000 to $831,600 authorized for the Recreational Trails Program. The amount reduced is $8,400.

    4. The total contract authority available for distribution in FY 2006 for the Recreational Trails Program net of the reduction is $68,468,400.

  5. What is the requirement for the Recreational Trails Program? Pursuant to section 206(c)(3) of title 23, U.S.C., of the amount apportioned to each State for the Recreational Trails Program not less than 40 percent shall be used for projects to facilitate diverse trail use, not less than 30 percent shall be used for motorized recreation (except that a State with a total land area of less than 3,500,000 acres shall be exempt from this requirement), and not less than 30 percent shall be used for non-motorized recreation (except that a State with a total land area of less than 3,500,000 acres shall be exempt from this requirement).

  6. What action is required? Division Administrators should ensure that copies of this Notice are provided to the State departments of transportation.

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Signature: J. Richard Capka

J. Richard Capka
Acting Administrator

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CERTIFICATE OF APPORTIONMENT FROM
THE SUM OF $70,000,000
AUTHORIZED TO BE APPROPRIATED FOR THE RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2006

TO-

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

Pursuant to section 9503 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, title 23, United States Code, and the delegation of authority from the Secretary of Transportation to the Acting 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 the Recreational Trails Program for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, pursuant to subsection 1101(a)(8) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, is $70,000,000, which is 100 percent of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year.

Second, that pursuant to Division B, chapter 8, section 3801, of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, I have determined that it will be necessary to deduct 1 percent from the sum of $70,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, for the Recreational Trails Program. The resulting amount authorized to be apportioned is $69,300,000.

Third, pursuant to section 104(h)(1) of title 23, United States Code and Division B, chapter 8, section 3801 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, I have determined that it will be necessary to deduct $831,600 from the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, by section 1101(a)(8) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, for administrative, research, technical assistance and training expenses of the Recreational Trails Program under section 206 of title 23, United States Code and I have deducted said amount from the sum of $69,300,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, by section 1101(a)(8) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The resulting amount is $68,468,400.

Fourth, that after making the deductions, I have computed the apportionment to each State and the District of Columbia of the remainder of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for the Recreational Trails Program in the manner provided by law in accordance with the formula set forth.

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

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