The Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, P.L. 108-7, which includes the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003, and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), as amended, provide the limitation on obligations.
Division N, section 601, of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, P.L. 108-7, contains a .65 percent across-the-board rescission of obligation limitation imposed for FY 2003. The rescission for the Federal-aid Highway program is $206,700,000 from the Federal-aid obligation limitation. Total obligations for Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs shall not exceed $31,593,300,000 for FY 2003.
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.