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Appendix K: Step-by-Step Obligation Limitation Distribution

     
New FY 1999 Contract Authority
New FY 1999 Obligation Limitation
    FY 1999 Total 29,307,465,237 25,511,000,000
BEGINNING:  
Sec. 1102(b)
  Exclude Exempt Programs Exempt Programs: 100,000,000 ----------
Emergency Relief 639,000,000 ----------
Minimum Guarantee 739,000,000 ----------
Total Subject to Limit 28,568,465,237 25,511,000,000
STEP 1:  
Sec. 1102(c)(1)
  Set aside certain programs at 100% 100% Accounts:    
Administration 399,991,6011 324,767,0002
Other Programs Funded from Takedown ---------- 13,500,000
Carryover GOE Research ---------- 10,524,546
Highway Use Tax Evasion 5,000,000 5,000,000
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 31,000,000 31,000,000
Subtotal 435,991,601 384,791,546
STEP 2:  
Sec. 1102(c)(2)
  Set aside limitation for carryover of allocated programs Carryover, Allocated Programs ---------- 298,544,100
STEP 3:  
Sec. 1102(c)(3)
  Determine ratio of obligation limitation to contract authority Subtotal to Determine Ratio (Balances remaining after set-asides in Steps 1 & 2) 28,132,473,636 24,827,664,354
Ratio 88.252688602% 88.3%
STEP 4:  
Sec. 1102(c)(4)
  Set aside "No-Year" limitation for specific programs based on ratio Special "No-Year" Limitation:    
Minimum Guarantee 2,000,000,000 2,000,000,000
High Priority Projects 1,403,977,500 1,239,712,133
Appalachian Devel. Hwy. System (after takedown) 443,250,000 391,389,750
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge 75,000,000 66,225,000
Subtotal 3,922,227,500 3,697,326,883
STEP 5:  
Sec. 1102(c)(5)
  Set aside limitation for allocated pgms. based on ratio Allocated Programs3 1,938,241,000 1,706,412,677
STEP 6:  
Sec. 1102(c)(6)
  Distribute remaining limitation to the States Distributed to the States 22,272,005,136 19,423,924,795
87.21%
1 Represents 1.50% administrative takedown from: STP, NHS, IM, CMAQ, Bridge, Federal Lands, ADHS, and Recreational Trails.

2 Limitation on General Operating Expenses for FY 1999 set in the DOT and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, less amount for TASC reduction.

3 A penalty is deducted from the Puerto Rico Highway Program prior to the obligation limitation calculation for allocated programs.

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