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Subject
Distribution Of Revenue Aligned Budget Authority Funds For Fiscal Year (FY) 2007
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4510.645 March 19, 2007 HCFB-1

  1. What is the purpose of this Notice? This Notice transmits a distribution of the Revenue Aligned Budget Authority (RABA) funds for FY 2007 pursuant to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law (Pub. L. No.) 109-59.

  2. What is the background information?

    1. Section 110 of Title 23, United Stated Code (U.S.C.), provides for adjustments in funding for Federal-aid Highway and Highway Safety Construction apportionments and allocations programs funded from the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund and the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) to reflect changed estimates of Highway Account revenue. Of the funds to be apportioned under Section 110 for FY 2007, the Secretary shall ensure that such funds are apportioned for the Interstate Maintenance Program, the National Highway System Program, the Bridge Program, the Surface Transportation Program, the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, and the Highway Safety Improvement Program in the same ratio that each State is apportioned funds for such programs in FY 2007.

    2. Special rule for RABA in FY 2007. Pursuant to Section 1105(f)(1) of SAFETEA-LU, a portion of the additional funds are used to increase the States' return on contributions to the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund to 92 percent.

  3. What is the availability of these funds?

    1. The RABA funds resulting from this apportionment shall be available for the same period as for the programs among which these funds are distributed.

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

    3. The Federal participating rate for these funds is the same as for the programs among which these funds are distributed.

  4. What is the distribution of the RABA funds?

    1. The amount reserved is determined by calculating the ratio of the authorizations for these programs to total authorizations from the Highway Account for Federal-aid Highway and Highway Safety Construction Programs and MCSAP and applying this ratio to the additional authorizations. The resulting amount is divided among the various allocated programs in the same proportion that those programs receive authorizations exclusive of RABA.

    2. The amount of FY 2007 RABA funds for the apportioned, allocated (non-apportioned programs), and MCSAP are shown in the attached table.

  5. 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
Administrator

CERTIFICATE OF APPORTIONMENT FROM
THE SUM OF $842,254,167 AUTHORIZED TO BE APPROPRIATED
FOR THE REVENUE ALIGNED BUDGET AUTHORITY
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2007

TO--

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

Pursuant to Title 23, United States Code, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, 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 and allocated for the Revenue Aligned Budget Authority for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, pursuant to Section 110 of Title 23, United State Code and Section 1105 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, is $842,254,167, which is 100 percent of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year.

Second, pursuant to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, I have set aside $128,247,471 from the sum of $842,254,167 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, for the States' return on contributions to the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund by Section 1105(4)(f) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.

Third, pursuant to Section 110 of Title 23, United States Code, and after making deductions authorized by Section 1105(4)(f) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, I have set aside $119,888,952 for the allocated programs (non-apportioned programs) and $3,421,020 for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program from the sum of $842,254,167 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, by Section 1105 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.

Fourth, that after making the set asides, I have computed the apportionments among the several States and the District of Columbia in the remaining amount of $718,944,195 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, for the Interstate Maintenance Program, the National Highway System Program, the Bridge Program, the Surface Transportation Program, the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, and the Highway Safety Improvement Program in the manner provided by law in accordance with the formula set forth in Section 1105 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.

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

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