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Notice
Subject
FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY PROGRAM OBLIGATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2000
Classification Code Date
N 4520.157 October 13, 1999

  1. PURPOSE. To advise of the limitation on Federal-aid highway program obligations for fiscal year 2000 and the distribution among the States.

  2. LIMITATION - LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS

    1. The Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2000, and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), as amended, provide for the limitation on obligations.

    2. The total obligations for Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs shall not exceed $27,701,350,000 for fiscal year 2000.

    3. The limitation under subsection (b) shall not apply to obligations under:

        (1) Section 125 of Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.);

        (2) Section 147 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1981;

        (3) Section 9 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1981;

        (4) Sections 131(b) and 131(j) of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982;

        (5) Sections 149(b) and 149(c) of the Surface Transportation Relocation Assistance Act of 1987;

        (6) Sections 1103 through 1108 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA);

        (7) Section 157 of Title 23, U.S.C., as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of TEA-21;

        (8) Section 105 of Title 23, U.S.C., only in an amount equal to $639,000,000 per fiscal year; and

        (9) Section 218, Title 23, U.S.C.

  3. ALLOCATED ACCOUNTS

    1. Amounts authorized for administrative expenses and programs funded from the administrative takedown authorized by Section 104(a) of Title 23, U.S.C., the amount authorized for the highway use tax evasion program, for amounts provided under Section 110 of Title 23, U.S.C., and for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics are subject to the limitation on obligations.

    2. Unobligated balances of funds from the previous fiscal year that are allocated by the Secretary are subject to the limitation on obligations, but are excluded from the State-by-State distribution.

    3. Pursuant to provisions in the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2000, the obligation of funds authorized for Intelligent Transportation Systems for fiscal year 2000 shall not exceed $211,200,000, and the obligation of funds authorized for Transportation Research programs for fiscal year 2000 shall not exceed $153,000,000 within the overall obligation limitation of $27,701,350,000. Amounts remaining available for obligation, which were authorized for such programs in fiscal year 1999, shall be in addition to the overall obligation limitation for fiscal year 2000.

    4. Amounts that are allocated to the States will be covered by an equal amount of obligation limitation, which will be distributed with the allocation of the funds.

  4. REDISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN AUTHORIZED FUNDS

    1. Pursuant to Section 1102(f) of TEA-21 and Section 310(e) of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2000, the Secretary shall distribute to the States any funds authorized to be appropriated for such fiscal year for Federal-aid highway programs that are allocated by the Secretary, that the Secretary determines will not be allocated to the States and will not be available for obligation due to the imposition of any obligation limitation for fiscal year 2000.

    2. Such distribution to the States shall be accomplished within 30 days of the date of this Notice. The funds so distributed shall be available for any purposes described in Section 133(b) of Title 23, U.S.C.

    3. Headquarters’ program offices will be notified by the Office of Budget and Finance of the reduction in contract authority for programs they administer due to the imposition of the obligation limitation for fiscal year 2000.

  5. OBLIGATION LIMITATION DISTRIBUTED TO THE STATES

    1. The attachment shows the amount of formula obligation limitation distributed to each State for fiscal year 2000. Each State receives a proportional amount of obligation limitation available to be distributed to the States based on the ratio that each State’s total apportionments subject to the limitation on obligations bears to the total of such apportionments to all States.

    2. The Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2000 provides the Revenue Aligned Budget Authority (RABA) funds authorized under Section 110 of Title 23, U.S.C., for fiscal year 2000 shall be apportioned based on each State’s percentage share of funding provided for under Section 105 of Title 23, U.S.C., for fiscal year 2000, except that before such apportionments are made, $90,000,000 shall be set aside for projects authorized under Section 1602 of Public Law 105-178 as amended, and $8,000,000 shall be set aside for the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge project authorized by Section 404 of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Authority Act of 1995 as amended. As required by Section 110 of Title 23, U.S.C., this distribution of contract authority and associated obligation limitation will be provided in FHWA Notice N 4510.425, dated October 15, 1999.

    3. After August 1, 2000, the Secretary will revise the distribution of limitation made available if a State does not plan to obligate the amount distributed during fiscal year 2000 and redistribute such amount to those States able to obligate amounts, in addition to those previously distributed during fiscal year 2000. The redistribution will give priority to those States having large unobligated balances of funds apportioned under Title 23, U.S.C., Sections 104 and 144; Section 160 of Title 23 (as in effect on the day before enactment of TEA-21); and Section 1015 of ISTEA.

  6. SPECIAL LIMITATION

    1. Section 1102(c)(4) of TEA-21 and Section 310(a)(4) of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2000, provides for an obligation limitation within the overall obligation ceiling of $27,701,350,000 for the funds authorized under the following:

        (1) Section 117 of Title 23, U.S.C. (relating to high priority projects program);

        (2)Section 201 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965;

        (3)the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Authority Act of 1995; and

        (4)$2,000,000,000 for Section 105 of Title 23, U.S.C., (relating to minimum guarantee).

    2. This special limitation associated with the programs listed above shall remain available until used for the obligation of funds for which distributed and shall be in addition to any amount of any limitation imposed for future fiscal years.

    3. The State-by-State distribution of the special limitation associated with minimum guarantee and the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 for fiscal year 2000 is also shown on the attachment. The special limitation associated with High Priority Projects, and the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Authority Act of 1995, will be distributed at the time funds are allocated to the States.

  7. ACTION. Division Administrators should ensure that copies of this Notice are provided to State Transportation Agencies.

Kenneth Wykle Signature

Kenneth R. Wykle
Federal Highway Administrator

Attachment


U. S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
FY 2000 DISTRIBUTION OF OBLIGATION LIMITATION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 1102 OF THE
TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
         
  SPECIAL LIMITATION FOR ---  
STATES FORMULA
OBLIGATION LIMITATION
MINIMUM
GUARANTEE
APPALACHIA TOTAL
         
ALABAMA 357,338,151 35,204,626 42,509,007 435,051,784
ALASKA 191,886,563 64,324,452 0 256,211,015
ARIZONA 324,311,575 43,697,885 0 368,009,460
ARKANSAS 254,473,009 26,855,711 0 281,328,720
CALIFORNIA 1,873,134,517 149,201,408 0 2,022,335,925
COLORADO 244,584,874 13,720,233 0 258,305,107
CONNECTICUT 276,730,471 48,145,302 0 324,875,773
DELAWARE 92,076,691 7,812,161 0 99,888,852
DIST. OF COL. 86,346,308 297,867 0 86,644,175
FLORIDA 891,287,361 159,757,432 0 1,051,044,793
GEORGIA 654,954,028 96,232,454 16,988,237 768,174,719
HAWAII 99,805,145 10,607,177 0 110,412,322
IDAHO 139,654,202 18,903,704 0 158,557,906
ILLINOIS 671,821,874 46,494,664 0 718,316,538
INDIANA 451,842,017 57,515,141 0 509,357,158
IOWA 248,356,888 11,185,776 0 259,542,664
KANSAS 244,838,508 7,844,501 0 252,683,009
KENTUCKY 318,787,540 32,026,868 38,995,384 389,809,792
LOUISIANA 312,193,521 27,771,884 0 339,965,405
MAINE 104,959,364 9,703,422 0 114,662,786
MARYLAND 322,593,565 27,709,814 6,647,353 356,950,732
MASSACHUSETTS 360,394,343 35,504,075 0 395,898,418
MICHIGAN 632,830,701 71,272,849 0 704,103,550
MINNESOTA 296,856,797 19,602,796 0 316,459,593
MISSISSIPPI 247,057,646 18,567,689 4,767,192 270,392,527
MISSOURI 492,279,391 39,326,170 0 531,605,561
MONTANA 190,248,870 31,964,908 0 222,213,778
NEBRASKA 167,610,097 6,975,066 0 174,585,163
NEVADA 140,201,466 18,692,303 0 158,893,769
NEW HAMPSHIRE 98,503,188 9,830,706 0 108,333,894
NEW JERSEY 529,885,448 42,292,592 0 572,178,040
NEW MEXICO 191,273,653 21,983,473 0 213,257,126
NEW YORK 991,305,867 89,283,047 9,162,213 1,089,751,127
NORTH CAROLINA 519,455,409 67,160,194 25,027,758 611,643,361
NORTH DAKOTA 136,227,388 10,666,656 0 146,894,044
OHIO 678,934,598 53,780,746 19,169,147 751,884,491
OKLAHOMA 318,221,192 19,383,748 0 337,604,940
OREGON 245,105,899 12,736,192 0 257,842,091
PENNSYLVANIA 864,788,831 68,475,276 103,940,076 1,037,204,183
RHODE ISLAND 117,819,838 14,343,940 0 132,163,778
SOUTH CAROLINA 319,103,457 46,402,200 2,082,462 367,588,119
SOUTH DAKOTA 141,258,963 13,111,374 0 154,370,337
TENNESSEE 413,082,719 37,544,821 47,657,636 498,285,176
TEXAS 1,464,566,425 201,634,303 0 1,666,200,728
UTAH 161,764,179 11,784,067 0 173,548,246
VERMONT 94,770,079 6,794,638 0 101,564,717
VIRGINIA 506,595,357 52,390,447 10,016,972 569,002,776
WASHINGTON 366,353,495 14,341,295 0 380,694,790
WEST VIRGINIA 165,743,832 8,247,082 59,107,313 233,098,227
WISCONSIN 379,001,764 49,603,937 0 428,605,701
WYOMING 144,228,664 11,290,928 0 155,519,592
         
SUBTOTAL 19,537,445,728 2,000,000,000 386,070,750 21,923,516,478
         
SPECIAL LIMITATION FOR --        
HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS       1,467,437,283
WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE       130,650,000
REVENUE ALIGNED BUDGET AUTHORITY       1,456,350,000
SECTION 163 (BAC .08)       69,680,000
ALLOCATION RESERVE       2,653,716,239
         
TOTAL       27,701,350,000

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