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|ACTION: Revised Allocation of TEA-21 Funds for FY 1998 to American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands||August 3, 1998|
Chief, Federal-Aid and Design Division
As a result of the technical corrections to the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), which were included in Title IX of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 recently signed by the President, the TEA-21 obligation limitation has been recalculated. Because of this, a revision to the allocation in our June 15, 1998, memorandum is necessary.
TEA-21 authorized $36,400,000 for FY 1998 for American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands. However, in applying the provisions of Section 1102(f) of TEA-21 concerning redistribution of certain allocated funds, only the amount for which obligation authority is provided will be made available. For FY 1998, only 89.1 percent, or $32,432,400 will be made available. The remaining $3,967,600 will not be available to the territories but instead is distributed to the States in accordance with Section 1102(f).
The $32,432,400 includes the $15,000,000 that was allocated in our December 12, 1997, memorandum for FY 1998 from the Surface Transportation Extension Act (STEA) of 1997. The net additional FY 1998 allocation is $17,432,400. Our June 15, 1998, memorandum allocated $17,760,000 of FY 1998 funds (appropriation code QT1) to the four territories based upon the previously calculated obligation limitation of 90 percent. With this memorandum we are withdrawing $327,600 allocation along with the accompanying obligation limitation as indicated in the following table.
The FY 1998 allocation amounts and obligation authority, as revised by this withdrawal, are summarized for each of the territories in the following table.
These funds are to be administered in accordance with the provisions of our April 29, 1992, memorandum to you providing implementing guidance for the Territorial Highway Program under ISTEA. Please note that Section 1106 of TEA-21 expanded the eligibility for these funds in the territories to include any project eligible for assistance under 23 U.S.C. 133, any airport, and any seaport.
Any of the funds unobligated as of September 15, 1998, will be withdrawn to be returned the following fiscal year.
By copy of this memorandum, the Budget Division of the Office of Budget and Finance is requested to process this withdrawal.
If you have any questions, please call Mr. Larry Beidel (202-366-1564) of my staff.
Dwight A. Horne