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Appendix J: Step-by-Step Obligation Limitation Distribution1

  New FY 2006
Contract Authority
New FY 2006
Obligational Limitation
FY 2006 Total39,114,181,06436,032,343,903
Sec. 100 (b)
Exempt Programs:
Emergency Relief
Equity Bonus
100,000,000
639,000,000



  739,000,000
Total Subject to Limit 38,375,181,064 36,032,343,903
Adjustments
Less: 1% Rescission (Div. B, chap. 8, sec. 3801, P.L. 109-148)
Less: Working Capital Fund Reduction
Net of Adjustments
383,751,81
0
37,991,429,253
360,323,439
0
35,672,020,464
STEP 1:
Set aside certain programs at 100%
Sec. 110(a)(1)
100% Accounts
FHWA Administration
360,448,645 2360,991,6203
ARC Administrative Expenses2,970,0002,970,000
OIG Audit Cost Reimbursement3,488,7603,488,760
Recreational Trails Admin. Expenses831,600831,600
Bureau of Transportation Statistics26,730,00026,730,000
Highway Use Tax Evasion44,352,00044,352,000
Section 117 (P.L. 108-447)4 
 Delta Regional Authority04,020,777
 Surface Transportation Projects0194,824,372
Section 112 (FY 2006 DOT Approps)  
 Surface Transportation Projects594,000,000594,000,000
 Highway Priority Projects24,750,00024,750,000
 NHTS's Operation and Research121,232,430121,232,430
 Catastrophic Hurricane Evacuation Plans990,000990,000
   Subtotal 1,179,793,4351,379,181,559
STEP 2:
Set aside limitation for carryover
Sec. 110(a)(2)
Carryover, Allocated Programs2,254,079,899
STEP 3:
Determine OA/CA ratio
Sec. 110(a)(3)
Subtotal to Determine Ratio36,811,635,81832,038,759,006
(Balances remaining after setasides in Steps 1 & 2)  
Ratio87.03%87.00%
STEP 4:
Set aside "No-Year" limitation for specific programs based on ratio
Sec. 110(a)(4)
Special "No-Year" Limitation
Equity Bonus
2,000,000,0002,000,000,000
High Priority Projects2,936,736,0002,554,960,320
Appalachian Development Highway System (after takedown)454,362,914395,295,735
National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program (Sec. 1302)385,704,000335,562,480
Transportation Improvements (Sec. 1934)505,936,728440,164,953
Bridge Setaside (Sec. 144(g)) 99,000,00086,130,000
Projects of National & Regional Significance (Sec. 1301)352,242,000306,450,540
   Subtotal6,733,981,6426,118,564,029
STEP 5:
Set aside limitation for allocated programs based on ratio
Sec. 110(a)(5)
Allocated Programs1,925,816,7231,675,460,549
Less: Puerto Rico penalties that immediately lapse18,203,168
STEP 6:
Distribute remaining limitation to the States
Sec. 110(a)(6)
Distributed to the States28,133,634,28524,244,734,429
  (Before transfer penalties for States) 86.1770441%
1 To illustrate the distribution of obligation authority, this appendix shows the detailed application of the provisions in Section 110 of P.L. 109-115 to the distribution of FY 2006 obligation limitation.
2 Obligation limitation exceeded SAFETEA-LU contract authority by $548,460.
3 Limitation on Administrative Expenses for FY 2006 set in the DOT Appropriations Act.
4 The FY 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act provided contract authority, but only partial obligation limitation for these two programs. The FY 2006 DOT Appropriations Act provided additional contract authority.

 

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