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This directive was canceled December 1, 2015.

Notice
Subject
Sequestration of Highway Funds for the Period Beginning on October 1, 2015, and Ending on November 20, 2015
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4510.797 November 5, 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 February 2, 2015.

  2. Does this Notice cancel FHWA Notice 4510.794? Yes, this Notice cancels FHWA Notice N4510.794, Sequestration of Highway Funds for the Period Beginning on October 1, 2015, and Ending on October 29, 2015, dated October 1, 2015. The revision to the Notice is required due to the further extension of the Federal-aid highway program under the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015, Public Law (Pub. L.) 114-73.

  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, and 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 February 2, 2015, entitled OMB Report to the Congress on the Joint Committee Reductions for Fiscal Year 2016 (sequestration report).

    2. The NHPP funds are authorized for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 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, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114-41, and the Surface Transportation Extension 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 6.8 percent. Therefore, the $89,040,984 in NHPP funds exempt from obligation limitation available for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015, is reduced by a total of $6,054,787.

  4. How is the amount of NHPP funds sequestered for each State determined? The total sequester amount of $6,054,787 is distributed among the States in the same proportions as the funds subject to sequester were apportioned to the States for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 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 6.8 percent ($6,800,000 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

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)
FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 1, 2015, AND ENDING ON NOVEMBER 20, 2015

State Pre-Sequestration
NHPP Exempt
Funds
Sequestered
NHPP Exempt
Funds
Post-Sequestration
NHPP Exempt
Funds
Alabama $1,817,924 $123,619 $1,694,305
Alaska 1,150,347 78,224 1,072,123
Arizona 1,642,677 111,702 1,530,975
Arkansas 1,230,071 83,645 1,146,426
California 7,673,816 521,819 7,151,997
Colorado 1,186,981 80,715 1,106,266
Connecticut 1,104,344 75,095 1,029,249
Delaware 379,571 25,811 353,760
Dist. of Col. 360,073 24,485 335,588
Florida 4,545,626 309,103 4,236,523
Georgia 2,964,914 201,614 2,763,300
Hawaii 382,889 26,036 356,853
Idaho 662,686 45,063 617,623
Illinois 3,154,530 214,508 2,940,022
Indiana 2,196,859 149,386 2,047,473
Iowa 1,167,755 79,407 1,088,348
Kansas 894,779 60,845 833,934
Kentucky 1,583,088 107,650 1,475,438
Louisiana 1,675,923 113,963 1,561,960
Maine 420,602 28,601 392,001
Maryland 1,315,904 89,481 1,226,423
Massachusetts 1,301,919 88,530 1,213,389
Michigan 2,360,727 160,529 2,200,198
Minnesota 1,501,028 102,070 1,398,958
Mississippi 1,149,544 78,169 1,071,375
Missouri 2,241,448 152,418 2,089,030
Montana 960,745 65,331 895,414
Nebraska 676,365 45,993 630,372
Nevada 797,056 54,200 742,856
New Hampshire 373,767 25,416 348,351
New Jersey 2,146,458 145,959 2,000,499
New Mexico 864,733 58,802 805,931
New York 3,577,837 243,293 3,334,544
North Carolina 2,405,179 163,552 2,241,627
North Dakota 576,065 39,172 536,893
Ohio 3,005,483 204,373 2,801,110
Oklahoma 1,514,023 102,954 1,411,069
Oregon 1,163,689 79,131 1,084,558
Pennsylvania 3,713,989 252,551 3,461,438
Rhode Island 503,583 34,244 469,339
South Carolina 1,595,790 108,514 1,487,276
South Dakota 653,905 44,465 609,440
Tennessee 1,959,869 133,271 1,826,598
Texas 7,960,123 541,288 7,418,835
Utah 808,067 54,949 753,118
Vermont 460,935 31,344 429,591
Virginia 2,329,706 158,420 2,171,286
Washington 1,545,457 105,091 1,440,366
West Virginia 1,027,717 69,885 957,832
Wisconsin 1,758,511 119,579 1,638,932
Wyoming 595,907 40,522 555,385
Total $89,040,984 $6,054,787 $82,986,197
Program Code     M0E2

 


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