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Notice
Subject
Sequestration of Highway Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4510.803 January 8, 2016 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 4510.800? Yes, this Notice cancels FHWA Notice N4510.800, Sequestration of Highway Funds for the Period Beginning on October 1, 2015, and Ending on December 4, 2015, dated December 1, 2015. The revision to the Notice is required due to the enactment of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), Public Law (Pub. L.) 114-94, which provides full-year Federal-aid highway program funding for FY 2016.

  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 FY 2016 pursuant to the FAST Act. 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 $639,000,000 in NHPP funds exempt from obligation limitation available for FY 2016 is reduced by a total of $43,452,000, resulting in a post-sequestration amount of $595,548,000.

  4. How is the amount of NHPP funds sequestered for each State determined? The total sequester amount of $43,452,000 is distributed among the States in the same proportions as the funds subject to sequester were apportioned to the States for FY 2016. 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

FY 2016 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, AND 2 U.S.C. 906(k)(6)

State Pre-Sequestration
NHPP Exempt
Funds
Sequestered
NHPP Exempt
Funds
Post-Sequestration
NHPP Exempt
Funds
Alabama $13,046,276 $887,147 $12,159,129
Alaska 8,255,430 561,369 7,694,061
Arizona 11,788,622 801,626 10,986,996
Arkansas 8,827,566 600,274 8,227,292
California 55,070,911 3,744,822 51,326,089
Colorado 8,518,331 579,247 7,939,084
Connecticut 7,925,292 538,920 7,386,372
Delaware 2,723,983 185,231 2,538,752
Dist. of Col. 2,584,050 175,715 2,408,335
Florida 32,621,548 2,218,265 30,403,283
Georgia 21,277,615 1,446,878 19,830,737
Hawaii 2,747,791 186,850 2,560,941
Idaho 4,755,749 323,391 4,432,358
Illinois 22,638,394 1,539,411 21,098,983
Indiana 15,765,697 1,072,067 14,693,630
Iowa 8,380,357 569,864 7,810,493
Kansas 6,421,358 436,652 5,984,706
Kentucky 11,360,984 772,547 10,588,437
Louisiana 12,027,210 817,850 11,209,360
Maine 3,018,435 205,254 2,813,181
Maryland 9,443,543 642,161 8,801,382
Massachusetts 9,343,181 635,336 8,707,845
Michigan 16,941,687 1,152,035 15,789,652
Minnesota 10,772,083 732,502 10,039,581
Mississippi 8,249,669 560,978 7,688,691
Missouri 16,085,689 1,093,827 14,991,862
Montana 6,894,759 468,844 6,425,915
Nebraska 4,853,914 330,066 4,523,848
Nevada 5,720,051 388,963 5,331,088
New Hampshire 2,682,331 182,399 2,499,932
New Jersey 15,403,996 1,047,472 14,356,524
New Mexico 6,205,732 421,990 5,783,742
New York 25,676,241 1,745,984 23,930,257
North Carolina 17,260,697 1,173,727 16,086,970
North Dakota 4,134,113 281,120 3,852,993
Ohio 21,568,763 1,466,676 20,102,087
Oklahoma 10,865,345 738,843 10,126,502
Oregon 8,351,178 567,880 7,783,298
Pennsylvania 26,653,336 1,812,427 24,840,909
Rhode Island 3,613,949 245,749 3,368,200
South Carolina 11,452,139 778,745 10,673,394
South Dakota 4,692,731 319,106 4,373,625
Tennessee 14,064,941 956,416 13,108,525
Texas 57,125,588 3,884,540 53,241,048
Utah 5,799,070 394,337 5,404,733
Vermont 3,307,889 224,936 3,082,953
Virginia 16,719,065 1,136,896 15,582,169
Washington 11,090,929 754,183 10,336,746
West Virginia 7,375,380 501,526 6,873,854
Wisconsin 12,619,900 858,153 11,761,747
Wyoming 4,276,512 290,803 3,985,709
Total $639,000,000 $43,452,000 $595,548,000

 


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