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Notice
Subject:
ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY FUNDS
TO BE APPORTIONED ON OCTOBER 1, 2018
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4510.827 June 29, 2018 HCFB-10

  1. What is the purpose of this Notice?

    1. This Notice is to notify States, as required by section 104(e) of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.), of the anticipated amounts of funds to be apportioned under 23 U.S.C. 104, as amended by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Public Law 114-94, for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.  The anticipated apportionment amounts are subject to change before issuing the certificate of apportionment, which is effective on October 1, 2018.

    2. This Notice also provides the procedures for States to opt out of the Recreational Trails Program and the procedures for the Governor of a land border State to designate up to 5 percent of the State’s FY 2019 Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) (Any Area) funds for use on border infrastructure projects.

  2. What are the anticipated FY 2019 apportionments? The following table shows the FY 2019 anticipated apportionment amounts effective on October 1, 2018.  The table shows the anticipated apportionments of the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), STBG, Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), Railway-Highway Crossings Program, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program, Metropolitan Planning Program, and National Highway Freight Program.

  3. Are certain States subject to potential withholdings or transfers? Currently, the States that are listed under the following requirements are subject to potential withholdings or transfers on October 1, 2018.  Note that States subject to penalties under 23 U.S.C. 148(g) and 23 U.S.C. 119(f) will be notified directly by the applicable program office.

    1. Use of Safety Belts and Motorcycle Helmets – 23 U.S.C. 153

      Funds subject to 2 percent transfer to the State’s Safety Program under 23 U.S.C. 402:  NHPP, STBG, and CMAQ Program.

      New Hampshire

      Note: To avoid a transfer on October 1, 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) must receive from the State by September 30, 2018, a certification that it has achieved a seat belt use rate of not less than 50 percent.

    2. Open Container Requirements – 23 U.S.C. 154

      Funds subject to 2.5 percent transfer to the State’s Safety Program under 23 U.S.C. 402 or use for HSIP under 23 U.S.C. 148:  NHPP and STBG.

      Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Puerto Rico*, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyoming

      Note: To avoid a transfer on October 1, 2018, NHTSA must receive from the State by September 30, 2018, a certificate and laws that conform to  23 U.S.C. 154 programs implementing regulations.

    3. National Minimum Drinking Age – 23 U.S.C. 158

      Funds subject to 8 percent withholding:  NHPP and STBG.

      Puerto Rico*

    4. Drug Offenders – 23 U.S.C. 159

      Funds subject to 8 percent withholding:  NHPP and STBG.

      Maine

    5. Operation of Motor Vehicles by Intoxicated Persons – 23 U.S.C. 163

      Funds subject to 6 percent withholding:  NHPP and STBG

      South Carolina

      Note:  Section 163 provides that if, within 4 years from the date that an apportionment is withheld, the State enacts and begins enforcing a complying law, the apportionment of the State will be increased by an amount equal to the amount withheld.  South Carolina enacted a complying law (Act 89) on May 19, 2017.  The NHTSA anticipates that it will begin enforcing the law on November 19, 2018.  As such, it is anticipated that South Carolina will be compliant as of November 19, 2018.

    6. Repeat Offenders – 23 U.S.C. 164

      Funds subject to 2.5 percent transfer to the State’s Safety Program under 23 U.S.C. 402 or use for HSIP under 23 U.S.C. 148:  NHPP and STBG.

      Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico*, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming

      Note:  avoid a transfer on October 1, 2018, NHTSA must receive from the State by September 30, 2018, a certificate and laws that conform to 23 U.S.C.164 programs implementing regulations.

    7. Commercial Drivers’ License – 49 U.S.C. 31314

      Funds subject up to 4 percent withholding for the first instance of non-compliance and not more than 8 percent withholding for subsequent instances of non-compliance:  NHPP and STBG.

      Iowa

  4. Are there obligation controls? Yes. The obligation limitation associated with the funds transferred pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 153, 23 U.S.C. 154, and 23 U.S.C. 164 is subject to obligation controls in force at the time of the transfer.

  5. What are the requirements of the Recreational Trails Program set-aside?

    1. Participation in the Recreational Trails Program set-aside: Section 133(h)(5) of title 23, U.S.C., provides for a set-aside from each State’s Transportation Alternatives funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).  The amount of the set-aside is equal to each State’s FY 2009 apportionment for the RTP.  Each State subject to the set-aside must comply with the provisions for the administration of the RTP under section 206 of title 23, U.S.C., and must return 1 percent of the set-aside funds to the Secretary for administration of the RTP under section 133(h)(5)(B) of title 23, U.S.C.

      The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will process the return of the 1 percent of the set-aside funds for administration automatically and may complete the return on an incremental basis consistent with the obligation controls in force at the time of the action (i.e., when operating under a continuing resolution, a proportional amount equal to the obligation authority will be transferred).

    2. Procedures to opt-out of the RTP set-aside:  Section 133(h)(6)(A) of title 23, U.S.C., allows a State to opt out of the RTP set-aside.  In order to opt out of the set-aside, a State must inform the FHWA of its decision to opt out no later than 30 days prior to apportionments being made for a fiscal year. Since apportionments for FY 2019 will be effective on October 1, 2018, a State must make notification of its decision to opt out by September 1, 2018.

      Any State that desires to opt out of the RTP set-aside for FY 2019 shall notify FHWA via e-mail, with a letter signed by the Governor or the Governor’s designee accompanying the opt out notification, to the FHWA Office of Budget’s official mailbox (BudDiv@dot.gov) no later than September 1, 2018.

    3. Effect of not opting out by deadline:  If a State does not affirmatively opt out by September 1, 2018, FHWA will apply the RTP set-aside to a State’s Transportation Alternatives funding and 1 percent of the RTP set-aside amount will be returned to the Secretary for administration as provided in paragraph a.

  6. What are the procedures for the Governor of a land border State to designate up to 5 percent of the State’s FY 2019 Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (Any Area) funds for use on border infrastructure projects?

    1. Pursuant to section 1437(a) of the FAST Act, after consultation with relevant transportation planning organizations, the Governor of a State that shares a land border with Canada or Mexico may designate for a fiscal year not more than 5 percent of the STBG (Any Area) funds made available to the State under section 133(d)(1)(B) of title 23, U.S.C., for border infrastructure projects eligible under section 1303 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:  A Legacy for Users Act.

    2. For the purposes of this provision, land border States are:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Washington.

    3. Pursuant to section 1437(c) of the FAST Act, before making a designation, the Governor shall certify that the designation is consistent with transportation planning requirements under title 23, U.S.C.

    4. In order to make a designation, the Governor of a land border State must inform FHWA of the decision to designate funds no later than 30 days prior to apportionments being made for a fiscal year.  Since apportionments for FY 2019 will be effective on October 1, 2018, notification of the decision to designate funds must be made by September 1, 2018.  Note that any designation made for FY 2018 funds will not be carried over for FY 2019 funds; a new designation must be made for FY 2019 funds if the Governor elects to do so.

      Any Governor of a land border State that desires to designate a portion of the State’s FY 2019 funds distributed under section 133(d)(1)(B) of title 23, U.S.C., for use on border infrastructure projects shall notify FHWA via e-mail, with a letter signed by the Governor or the Governor’s designee indicating the designated percentage of funds to be set-aside (up to 5 percent) under this provision, to the FHWA Office of Budget’s official mailbox (BudDiv@dot.gov) no later than September 1, 2018.

  7. What action is required?

    1. Division Administrators must ensure that this Notice is provided to State departments of transportation (State DOT).  The State DOTs should also share this Notice with the State’s Office of the Governor regarding the designation that may be made under section 1437 of the FAST Act.

    2. A State shall notify FHWA no later than September 1, 2018, of any decision to opt out of the RTP set-aside for FY 2019.

    3. The Governor of a land border State shall notify FHWA no later than September 1, 2018, of any decision to designate up to 5 percent of the State’s FY 2019 STBG (Any Area) funds for use on border infrastructure projects.


* Puerto Rico highway program funds are no longer apportioned.  Section 165 of title 23, U.S.C., states that, for the purpose of imposing penalties, such funds will be treated as being apportioned under 23 U.S.C. 104(b) and 144 (as in effect for FY 1997) in the same proportions as Puerto Rico’s FY 1997 apportionments.  Funds treated as being apportioned for the national highway system, Surface Transportation Program, and Interstate maintenance program shall be deemed to have been apportioned 50 percent for NHPP and 50 percent for STBG.

 

Signature: Brandye L. Hendrickson, Acting Administrator

Brandye L. Hendrickson
Acting Administrator

Attachment

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

ADVANCE NOTICE OF ANTICIPATED FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY PROGRAM APPORTIONMENTS FOR FY 2019
(before post-apportionment set-asides; before penalties; before sequestration)

State National
Highway
Performance
Program
Surface
Transportation
Block Grant
Program
Highway
Safety
Improvement
Program
Railway-
Highway
Crossings
Program
Congestion
Mitigation &
Air Quality
Improvement
Metropolitan
Planning
National
Highway
Freight
Program
Apportioned
Total
Alabama 483,427,210 240,835,377 47,997,728 4,941,058 12,022,721 3,249,795 25,980,673 818,454,562
Alaska 305,932,477 152,928,887 32,298,636 1,200,000 29,002,151 2,396,563 17,162,586 540,921,300
Arizona 436,888,031 218,770,827 44,915,673 2,919,841 54,673,185 6,184,819 24,955,658 789,308,034
Arkansas 327,109,720 163,067,336 31,777,848 4,042,382 12,977,571 1,815,946 17,742,971 558,533,774
California 2,041,280,355 1,028,296,718 207,048,413 16,416,673 489,084,305 52,881,809 124,472,728 3,959,481,001
Colorado 315,698,824 158,232,403 31,019,353 3,546,073 44,575,613 5,589,962 18,203,888 576,866,116
Connecticut 293,726,640 147,335,163 30,770,014 1,388,998 46,625,568 4,877,891 17,110,583 541,834,857
Delaware 100,951,320 50,553,474 9,853,294 1,200,000 12,290,182 1,883,379 5,754,887 182,486,536
Dist. of Col. 95,764,137 47,933,784 9,285,479 1,200,000 10,646,173 1,875,945 5,425,056 172,130,574
Florida 1,208,781,829 602,137,120 123,051,930 9,318,804 14,330,313 21,883,802 64,432,061 2,043,935,859
Georgia 788,511,358 394,131,441 77,718,593 8,621,072 71,609,925 8,211,887 44,128,934 1,392,933,210
Hawaii 101,831,609 50,957,780 9,949,903 1,200,000 10,916,919 1,848,444 5,755,182 182,459,837
Idaho 176,236,265 88,027,814 17,359,921 1,937,815 13,504,313 1,711,271 9,778,767 308,556,166
Illinois 839,004,950 420,535,538 80,708,920 11,152,475 116,027,585 18,034,708 48,296,521 1,533,760,697
Indiana 584,243,997 291,935,939 56,131,027 7,842,543 49,654,519 5,532,100 32,582,441 1,027,922,566
Iowa 310,538,100 154,804,892 28,386,820 5,618,739 11,903,900 2,096,492 16,830,047 530,178,990
Kansas 237,948,270 118,650,583 19,604,139 6,452,253 10,029,099 2,058,736 12,926,502 407,669,582
Kentucky 420,984,175 209,818,473 42,203,061 3,897,199 14,437,614 2,677,507 22,758,546 716,776,575
Louisiana 445,669,229 222,084,097 44,351,883 4,451,766 12,063,212 4,544,052 23,984,363 757,148,602
Maine 111,859,907 55,946,929 10,920,644 1,327,473 10,851,990 1,947,033 6,283,534 199,137,510
Maryland 349,999,309 175,621,518 35,830,246 2,489,480 56,589,109 7,329,356 20,423,297 648,282,315
Massachusetts 346,297,135 174,074,661 35,271,273 2,641,207 66,838,015 9,500,908 20,572,679 655,195,878
Michigan 627,863,265 314,434,978 60,631,589 8,113,878 77,993,743 10,945,144 35,844,794 1,135,827,391
Minnesota 399,192,432 199,494,239 37,313,374 6,397,259 33,962,533 4,832,699 22,263,506 703,456,042
Mississippi 305,695,201 152,387,044 29,769,430 3,705,829 11,823,655 1,797,329 16,571,150 521,749,638
Missouri 596,067,413 297,224,248 59,337,024 5,934,999 24,841,560 5,493,804 32,371,752 1,021,270,800
Montana 255,496,709 127,511,215 25,919,636 2,057,710 15,689,538 1,900,189 14,045,672 442,620,669
Nebraska 179,870,088 89,772,809 15,849,302 3,846,765 10,842,384 1,751,784 9,881,303 311,814,435
Nevada 211,996,989 106,353,923 22,010,652 1,200,000 34,324,607 3,469,624 12,372,223 391,728,018
New Hampshire 99,405,863 49,746,792 9,684,282 1,200,000 10,906,890 1,670,868 5,626,522 178,241,217
New Jersey 570,932,187 286,923,334 58,513,199 3,992,670 109,702,581 13,157,953 33,901,306 1,077,123,230
New Mexico 229,960,834 114,716,811 23,386,320 1,795,111 12,028,117 1,701,226 12,571,319 396,159,738
New York 951,681,169 478,616,171 97,651,060 6,537,219 193,065,519 26,395,047 56,853,302 1,810,799,487
North Carolina 639,645,257 319,612,704 62,973,717 7,066,221 54,014,022 6,148,009 35,660,321 1,125,120,251
North Dakota 153,199,464 76,512,288 12,801,016 3,974,262 11,087,233 1,774,580 8,478,544 267,827,387
Ohio 799,343,874 400,312,428 78,250,395 9,270,683 100,916,956 12,243,778 45,689,413 1,446,027,527
Oklahoma 402,616,453 200,634,111 38,485,339 5,603,730 12,388,711 2,732,857 21,717,749 684,178,950
Oregon 309,470,638 154,517,690 30,720,217 3,166,942 20,446,024 3,825,974 17,061,328 539,208,813
Pennsylvania 987,758,046 494,289,928 101,077,390 7,075,713 110,132,353 13,709,540 55,967,930 1,770,010,900
Rhode Island 133,925,829 66,926,997 13,464,574 1,200,000 10,992,429 1,962,778 7,455,664 235,928,271
South Carolina 424,361,762 211,498,564 41,871,188 4,598,958 13,805,603 3,329,211 22,915,894 722,381,180
South Dakota 173,900,676 86,855,869 16,346,570 2,695,453 12,927,970 1,867,754 9,635,769 304,230,061
Tennessee 521,210,665 260,317,197 51,917,545 5,154,750 39,038,221 5,080,922 28,889,919 911,609,219
Texas 2,178,452,881 1,088,513,492 218,594,727 19,941,704 178,543,332 26,620,855 121,266,259 3,831,933,250
Utah 214,897,060 107,301,261 21,753,578 1,777,713 13,615,989 3,425,069 11,827,763 374,598,433
Vermont 122,587,633 61,328,430 12,222,652 1,200,000 12,484,328 2,215,700 6,906,077 218,944,820
Virginia 619,583,608 309,768,124 63,019,232 4,822,888 57,878,799 7,990,741 34,729,077 1,097,792,469
Washington 411,017,177 205,562,255 40,545,064 4,459,374 38,943,662 7,739,175 23,056,760 731,323,467
West Virginia 273,304,355 136,352,823 27,861,195 2,066,401 15,094,591 1,799,161 14,967,744 471,446,270
Wisconsin 467,653,257 233,427,570 45,070,735 6,137,917 28,873,975 4,832,287 25,713,939 811,709,680
Wyoming 158,475,548 79,131,889 16,153,102 1,200,000 10,981,876 1,670,995 8,754,132 276,367,542
Apportioned Total 23,742,251,180 11,876,725,938 2,359,648,902 240,000,000 2,448,001,183 350,217,458 1,338,559,035 42,355,403,696

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