U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY PROGRAM OBLIGATIONS - FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 REDISTRIBUTION AFTER AUGUST 1, 2000 |
||Office of Primary Interest
||July 14, 2000
- What is the purpose of this Notice? The purpose of this Notice is
to provide procedures governing the determination and redistribution of unneeded
balances of FY 2000 obligation authority subject to lapse on September 30,
2000, under Section 1102(d) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st
Century (TEA-21), and the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies
Appropriations Act of 2000, Public Law 106-69.
- What is the background information?
- Section 1102(d) of TEA-21 provides for the redistribution after August
1, 2000, of any authority distributed to a State for FY 2000, that is
subject to lapse on September 30, 2000, if the State will not obligate
the authority by September 30, 2000.
- A total of $20.7 billion in obligation authority, including Revenue
Aligned Budget Authority (RABA), was distributed by formula to the States
for FY 2000. This obligation authority is available for FY 2000 only and
subject to lapse on September 30, 2000. An additional $4.1 billion was
reserved for distribution as special limitation for the Minimum Guarantee,
Appalachia Development Highway Program, Highway Priority Projects Program
(including RABA), and the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge (including RABA).
These amounts remain available until expended and are not subject to redistribution.
The remaining $2.7 billion was reserved from the distribution and used
to support the allocation of nonformula (allocated), Federal Lands Highway
Program, Transportation Research, and administrative funds.
- Section 1102(e) of TEA-21 provides the applicability of obligation authority
made available for Transportation Research Programs carried out under
Chapter 5 of Title 23, U.S.C. and under Title V of TEA-21. The obligation
authority shall remain available for three fiscal years. However, FY 1998
obligation authority is subject to lapse if the obligation authority is
not obligated by September 30, 2000.
- Amounts of unneeded obligation authority initially distributed by formula
will be identified separately from unneeded balances of authority reserved
from formula distribution and used to support obligation of FY 2000 allocations
of nonformula, Federal Lands and administrative funds. States should not
report on special limitation provided for the Minimum Guarantee, Appalachia
Development Highway Program, Highway Priority Projects Program, and the
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge since such funds are not subject to lapse.
- How is the unobligated FY 2000 authority initially distributed by formula
- To provide a basis for determining (1) the amount of FY 2000 obligation
authority initially distributed by formula that will be available for
redistribution among the other States after August 1, 2000, and (2) those
States that are able to obligate amounts in addition to that previously
distributed, each State must submit a plan by August 9, 2000, to the Division
Administrator showing the:
(1) July 31, 2000, unobligated balance of obligation authority (formula),
(2) projects and/or Federal funds that will be obligated, or could be obligated
in the State by September 30, 2000, if additional authority is provided,
(3) obligation authority (formula) that is in excess and is released by
- The Division Administrator must review
the plan submitted by the State and reach an agreement with the State on those
projects that could be approved and authorized by the Division Office on or
before September 30, 2000.
- By August 14, 2000, the Division Administrator must submit a report to
Washington Headquarters, Office of Budget and Finance, (HABF-10) via email
to FHWA, BudgetDivision (official mailbox) showing, (1) the amount of FY
2000 formula authority that is in excess and is released by the State, or
(2) that the State and Division Administrator have reached an agreement
that the State's remaining unobligated FY 2000 formula authority can
be obligated by September 30, 2000.
- How is the unobligated FY 2000 authority distributed to support obligation
of nonformula (allocated) funds released?
- The amount of FY 2000 obligation authority distributed to support obligation
of nonformula (allocated) funds that will not be obligated by September
30, 2000, should be determined by the Division Administrator in consultation
with the State.
- By August 14, 2000, the Division Administrator must submit a report
to Washington Headquarters, Office of Budget and Finance (HABF-10) via email
to FHWA, BudgetDivision (official mailbox) showing (1) the amount of nonformula
authority (allocated), by program, released by the State, or (2) that the
State and Division Administrator have reached an agreement that the State
will obligate available nonformula (allocated) funds by September 30, 2000.
- Nonformula (allocated) funds and associated obligation limitation that
will not be obligated by September 30, 2000, should be returned to the appropriate
Washington Headquarters program office no later than August 9, 2000.
- How is the FY 2000 authority reserved for Federal Lands and Headquarters
controlled programs redistributed?
- Any nonformula (allocated) funds and associated obligation limitation
not obligated by July 31, 2000, must be withdrawn and made available for
August redistribution unless Federal Lands and Headquarters offices have
firm commitments that the unobligated amounts will be obligated by September
- Each Program Manager and Director should report the total obligations
for each program and the amount, if any, that will not be obligated by September
30, 2000, to the Budget Division (HABF-10) no later than August 14, 2000.
- How will the released obligation authority be redistributed? The
formula for redistribution of released obligation authority is based on
the requirements of Section 1102(d) of TEA-21. Priority will be given to
those States having large unobligated balances of funds apportioned under
Sections 104, 144, and 160 of Title 23, U.S.C., and under Section 1015 of
the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.
- Is there program monitoring? Yes. The Washington Headquarters
will monitor the program on a national basis to ensure that all available
authority subject to lapse on September 30, 2000, is fully utilized.
for Anthony R. Kane
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