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FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY PROGRAM OBLIGATIONS - FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 - REDISTRIBUTION OF FY 2000 OBLIGATION AUTHORITY
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4520.161 October 23, 2000 HABF-10

  1. What is the purpose of this Notice? This notice is to advise of the limitation on Federal-aid highway program obligations for fiscal year 2001 and the distribution among the States.
  2. What are the legislative provisions?

    1. The Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 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 $29,661,806,000 for fiscal year 2001.
    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 1978;

      (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 and Uniform 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; and

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

  3. What are the 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., and paragraph (7) of Section 310(a) of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 and 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 2001, the obligation of funds authorized for Intelligent Transportation Systems for fiscal year 2001 shall not exceed $218,000,000, and the obligation of funds authorized for Transportation Research programs for fiscal year 2001 shall not exceed $161,000,000 within the overall obligation limitation of $29,661,806,000. Amounts remaining available for obligation which were authorized for such prPursuant to provisions in the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal year 2000.
    4. Amounts that are allocated will be covered by an equal amount of obligation limitation, which will be distributed with the allocation of the funds.
  4. What is the 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 2001, the Secretary shall distribute to the States any funds authorized to be appropriated for such fiscal year for Federal-aid highway programs that are authorized to be allocated by the Secretary. The amounts that the Secretary determines that will not be allocated to the States will not be available for obligation due to the imposition of any obligation limitation for fiscal year 2001
    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 purpose described in Section 133(b) of Title 23, U.S.C.
    3. c.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 2001.
  5. What is the Distribution of Obligation Limitation to the States?
    1. Table 1 shows the amount of formula obligation limitation distributed to each State for fiscal year 2001. Each State receives a proportional amount of obligation limitation available to be distributed to the States based on the ratio of 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 2001 provides the Revenue Aligned Budget Authority (RABA) funds authorized under Section 110 of Title 23, U.S.C., for fiscal year 2001. These funds 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 2001, except that before such apportionments are made, $156,486,491 shall be set aside for projects authorized under Section 1602 of Public Law 105-178 as amended, and $18,467,857 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, $25,000,000 shall be set aside for Indian Reservation Roads Program under Section 204 of Title 23, U.S.C., $10,000,000 shall be set aside for the commercial driver's license program under Motor Carrier Safety Grants authorized by Section 31102 of Title 49, U.S.C., and $1,735,039 shall be set aside for the Alaska Highway authorized by Section 218 of Title 23, U.S.C. As required by Section 110 of Title 23, U.S.C., this distribution of contract authority and associated obligation limitation will be provided in a separate FHWA Notice.

    3. After August 1, 2001, the Secretary will revise the distribution of limitation made available if a State does not plan to obligate the amount distributed during fiscal year 2001 and redistribute such amount to those States able to obligate amounts, in addition to those previously distributed during fiscal year 2001. 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. What are the Special Limitations?
    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 2001, provides for an obligation limitation within the overall obligation ceiling of $29,661,806,000 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 2001 is also shown on the table 1. 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.

    4. The Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 provides for an obligation limitation of the sum of $101,140,000 of the funds apportioned under Section 110 of Title 23, U.S.C., to the States of Alabama, California, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York and Oklahoma for specific projects. The limitation associated for the specific projects shall remain available until expended.
  7. Are there any transfer provisions? Yes, limitation will be transferred to the States' 402 Safety Program for those States which failed to meet the provisions of Title 23, U.S.C., Section 154, Open Container Requirements; and Title 23, U.S.C., Section 164, Minimum Penalties for Repeat Offenders for fiscal year 2001. The amount of transfers and associated obligation limitation is shown on Table 2.
  8. What action is required? Division Administrators should ensure that copies of this Notice are provided to State Departments of Transportation.

Kenneth R. Wykle signature
Kenneth R. Wykle
Federal Highway Administrator


U. S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
TABLE 1
FY 2001 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 $365,788,301 $34,196,265 $42,899,446 $442,884,012
Alaska 187,851,520 67,492,223 0 255,343,743
Arizona 338,873,025 48,429,711 0 387,302,736
Arkansas 257,232,040 26,087,587 0 283,319,627
California 1,864,089,261 137,033,903 0 2,001,123,164
Colorado 249,767,995 13,534,553 0 263,302,548
Connecticut 277,473,903 48,233,209 0 325,707,112
Delaware 91,460,866 7,998,394 0 99,459,260
Dist. of Col. 87,922,012 309,028 0 88,231,040
Florida 894,112,734 160,420,881 0 1,054,533,615
Georgia 652,100,164 100,719,708 17,144,272 769,964,144
Hawaii 102,234,757 10,189,843 0 112,424,600
Idaho 140,462,153 20,649,025 0 161,111,178
Illinois 677,118,512 46,756,491 0 723,875,003
Indiana 465,297,786 68,300,692 0 533,598,478
Iowa 253,638,540 10,681,141 0 264,319,681
Kansas 244,922,866 9,250,737 0 254,173,603
Kentucky 325,947,168 31,347,446 39,353,551 396,648,165
Louisiana 319,065,256 25,882,409 0 344,947,665
Maine 106,379,924 10,233,878 0 116,613,802
Maryland 318,593,229 24,498,191 6,708,408 349,799,828
Massachusetts 361,403,018 34,717,729 0 396,120,747
Michigan 632,750,053 71,386,531 0 704,136,584
Minnesota 298,222,930 20,044,172 0 318,267,102
Mississippi 253,936,524 21,302,156 4,810,978 280,049,658
Missouri 481,314,024 34,001,761 0 515,315,785
Montana 186,904,087 33,878,294 0 220,782,381
Nebraska 171,956,624 5,902,618 0 177,859,242
Nevada 142,149,178 19,380,174 0 161,529,352
New Hampshire 100,491,230 9,789,879 0 110,281,109
New Jersey 540,471,138 38,674,191 0 579,145,329
New Mexico 190,241,273 21,608,125 0 211,849,398
New York 1,000,178,535 91,680,193 9,246,366 1,101,105,094
North Carolina 528,162,780 68,113,060 25,257,634 621,533,474
North Dakota 137,003,541 10,654,125 0 147,657,666
Ohio 668,659,795 51,087,770 19,345,212 739,092,777
Oklahoma 325,362,392 17,216,641 0 342,579,033
Oregon 243,694,861 15,565,485 0 259,260,346
Pennsylvania 889,399,163 62,515,136 104,894,749 1,056,809,048
Rhode Island 121,207,065 12,416,365 0 133,623,430
South Carolina 323,322,324 47,368,912 2,101,589 372,792,825
South Dakota 142,638,632 12,702,280 0 155,340,912
Tennessee 409,096,381 37,385,575 48,095,364 494,577,320
Texas 1,460,781,173 203,394,290 0 1,664,175,463
Utah 161,794,892 8,669,075 0 170,463,967
Vermont 94,134,895 7,087,798 0 101,222,693
Virginia 503,620,194 52,702,481 10,108,976 566,431,651
Washington 367,079,018 19,779,885 0 386,858,903
West Virginia 164,780,136 9,398,913 59,650,205 233,829,254
Wisconsin 379,449,771 51,447,516 0 430,897,287
Wyoming 146,827,358 7,883,555 0 154,710,913
SUBTOTAL $19,647,364,997 $2,000,000,000 $389,616,750 $22,036,981,747
 
SPECIAL LIMITATION FOR -----
HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS 1,480,915,467
WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE 175,800,000
REVENUE ALIGNED BUDGET AUTHORITY 3,058,000,000
SECTION 163 (BAC .08) 79,110,000
TRANSFER SECTIONS 154 AND 164 213,988,368
ALLOCATED PROGRAMS 2,617,010,418
TOTAL $29,661,806,000

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
TABLE 2
FUNDS TRANSFERED TO THE SECTION 402 HIGHWAY
SAFETY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 154 AND 164
 
STATE
TOTAL
AMOUNT
OF TRANSFER
FY 2001
OBLIGATION
LIMITATION
   
                  Alabama $0 $0  
  Alaska 5,162,404 4,486,129  
  Arizona 0 0  
  Arkansas 3,559,258 3,092,995  
  California 22,345,840 19,418,535  
  Colorado 3,618,827 3,144,761  
  Connecticut 5,408,460 4,699,952  
  Delaware 2,452,354 2,131,096  
  Dist. of Col. 0 0  
  Florida 0 0  
  Georgia 19,102,268 16,599,871  
  Hawaii 0 0  
  Idaho 0 0  
  Illinois 8,462,617 7,354,014  
  Indiana 6,936,628 6,027,930  
  Iowa 0 0  
  Kansas 3,352,353 2,913,195  
  Kentucky 0 0  
  Louisiana 7,648,782 6,646,792  
  Maine 0 0  
  Maryland 7,704,288 6,695,026  
  Massachusetts 7,972,718 6,928,292  
  Michigan 0 0  
  Minnesota 4,454,352 3,870,832  
  Mississippi 3,434,547 2,984,621  
  Missouri 12,020,016 10,445,394  
  Montana 5,621,652 4,885,216  
  Nebraska 0 0  
  Nevada 0 0  
  New Hampshire 0 0  
  New Jersey 0 0  
  New Mexico 5,980,870 5,197,376  
  New York 8,988,054 7,810,619  
  North Carolina 0 0  
  North Dakota 2,098,266 1,823,393  
  Ohio 8,721,789 7,579,235  
  Oklahoma 0 0  
  Oregon 3,290,490 2,859,436  
  Pennsylvania 0 0  
  Rhode Island 1,263,507 1,097,988  
  South Carolina 4,603,340 4,000,302  
  South Dakota 2,092,228 1,818,146  
  Tennessee 11,447,304 9,947,707  
  Texas 42,706,234 37,111,717  
  Utah 0 0  
  Vermont 2,399,300 2,084,992  
  Virginia 6,701,796 5,823,861  
  Washington 0 0  
  West Virginia 3,863,966 3,357,786  
  Wisconsin 5,636,453 4,898,078  
  Wyoming 4,638,408 4,030,777  
  SUBTOTAL $243,689,369 $211,766,064  
  Puerto Rico 2,528,218 2,222,304  
  TOTAL $246,217,587 $213,988,368  
  NOTE: Puerto Rico Highway Progam is an allocated program and is not treated as an apportionment to the States.
 
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