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Notice
Subject
Sequestration of Highway Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4510.789 August 14, 2015 HCFB-10

  1. What is the purpose of this Notice? This Notice is to notify the States of the portion of National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) funds impacted by the sequestration order issued on March 10, 2014.

  2. Does this Notice cancel FHWA Notice 4510.785? Yes, this Notice cancels FHWA Notice N4510.785, Sequestration of Highway Funds for the Period Beginning on October 1, 2014, and Ending on July 31, 2015, dated June 3, 2015. The revision to the Notice is required due to the full-year extension of the Federal-aid highway program under the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, Public Law (Pub. L) 114-41.

  3. What is the basis of the sequestration of these funds?

    1. The sequestration of funds is required pursuant to sections 251A and 256(k) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act (BBEDCA), as amended, sections 901a and 906(k)(6) of title 2, United States Code (U.S.C.). The order, which the President issued in accordance with the BBEDCA, requires that budgetary resources in each non-exempt budget account be reduced by the amount calculated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in its report to Congress on March 10, 2014, entitled OMB Report to the Congress on the Joint Committee Reductions for Fiscal Year 2015 (sequestration report).

    2. NHPP funds are authorized for FY 2015 pursuant to the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, Pub. L. 113-159, as amended by the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114-21, and the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. Pursuant to the sequestration report, those NHPP funds that are exempt from the obligation limitation are subject to the sequestration at a rate of 7.3 percent. Therefore, the $639,000,000 in NHPP funds exempt from obligation limitation available for FY 2015 is reduced by a total of $46,647,000.

  4. How is the amount of NHPP funds sequestered for each State determined? The total sequester amount of $46,647,000 is distributed among the States in the same proportions as the funds subject to sequester were apportioned to the States for FY 2015. Each State’s portion of the total amount to be sequestered is shown in the attached table.

  5. What other highway funds are subject to the sequestration? Pursuant to the sequestration report, the $100,000,000 in emergency relief funds authorized from the Highway Trust Fund in 23 U.S.C. 125 is subject to the sequestration at a rate of 7.3 percent ($7,300,000 sequester amount).

  6. What actions are required? Division Administrators should ensure that this Notice is provided to the State departments of transportation.

 

Signature: Gregory G. Nadeau, Acting Administrator

Gregory G. Nadeau
Administrator

Attachment

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

FY 2015 SEQUESTRATION OF NATIONAL HIGHWAY PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (NHPP) FUNDS
EXEMPT FROM OBLIGATION LIMITATION PURSUANT TO THE BALANCED BUDGET
AND EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL ACT, AS AMENDED, 2 U.S.C. 901a, 2 U.S.C. 906(k)(6)

State FY 2015
Pre-Sequestration
NHPP Exempt Funds
FY 2015
Sequestered
NHPP Exempt Funds
FY 2015
Post-Sequestration
NHPP Exempt Funds
Alabama $13,046,276 $952,378 $12,093,898
Alaska 8,255,430 602,646 7,652,784
Arizona 11,788,622 860,569 10,928,053
Arkansas 8,827,566 644,412 8,183,154
California 55,070,911 4,020,176 51,050,735
Colorado 8,518,331 621,838 7,896,493
Connecticut 7,925,292 578,546 7,346,746
Delaware 2,723,983 198,851 2,525,132
Dist. of Col. 2,584,050 188,636 2,395,414
Florida 32,621,548 2,381,373 30,240,175
Georgia 21,277,615 1,553,266 19,724,349
Hawaii 2,747,791 200,589 2,547,202
Idaho 4,755,749 347,170 4,408,579
Illinois 22,638,394 1,652,603 20,985,791
Indiana 15,765,697 1,150,896 14,614,801
Iowa 8,380,357 611,766 7,768,591
Kansas 6,421,358 468,759 5,952,599
Kentucky 11,360,984 829,352 10,531,632
Louisiana 12,027,210 877,986 11,149,224
Maine 3,018,435 220,346 2,798,089
Maryland 9,443,543 689,379 8,754,164
Massachusetts 9,343,181 682,052 8,661,129
Michigan 16,941,687 1,236,743 15,704,944
Minnesota 10,772,083 786,362 9,985,721
Mississippi 8,249,669 602,226 7,647,443
Missouri 16,085,689 1,174,255 14,911,434
Montana 6,894,759 503,317 6,391,442
Nebraska 4,853,914 354,336 4,499,578
Nevada 5,720,051 417,564 5,302,487
New Hampshire 2,682,331 195,810 2,486,521
New Jersey 15,403,996 1,124,492 14,279,504
New Mexico 6,205,732 453,018 5,752,714
New York 25,676,241 1,874,366 23,801,875
North Carolina 17,260,697 1,260,031 16,000,666
North Dakota 4,134,113 301,790 3,832,323
Ohio 21,568,763 1,574,520 19,994,243
Oklahoma 10,865,345 793,170 10,072,175
Oregon 8,351,178 609,636 7,741,542
Pennsylvania 26,653,336 1,945,694 24,707,642
Rhode Island 3,613,949 263,818 3,350,131
South Carolina 11,452,139 836,006 10,616,133
South Dakota 4,692,731 342,569 4,350,162
Tennessee 14,064,941 1,026,741 13,038,200
Texas 57,125,588 4,170,168 52,955,420
Utah 5,799,070 423,332 5,375,738
Vermont 3,307,889 241,476 3,066,413
Virginia 16,719,065 1,220,492 15,498,573
Washington 11,090,929 809,638 10,281,291
West Virginia 7,375,380 538,403 6,836,977
Wisconsin 12,619,900 921,253 11,698,647
Wyoming 4,276,512 312,185 3,964,327
Total $639,000,000 $46,647,000 $592,353,000
Program Code     M0E2

 


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