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Publication No. FHWA-PL-17-011
January 2017

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Appendix I. Distribution of the Fiscal Year 2016 obligation limitation

This appendix describes the manner in which FHWA distributed the FY 2016 obligation limitation, pursuant to section 120 of the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2016 (Title I of Division L Public Law 114-113). All section references shown are to Division L of Public Law 114-113.

    New FY 2016
Contract
Authority
New FY 2016
Obligation
Limitation
 
  FY 2016 Total 43,100,000,000 42,361,000,000
 
Beginning:

Exclude Exempt Programs
Sec. 120(b)
Exempt Programs:    
Emergency Relief 100,000,000 ----------
National Highway Performance Program (portion) 639,000,000 ----------
  739,000,000 ----------
     
Total Subject to Limitation 42,361,000,000 42,361,000,000
 
STEP 1:

Set aside certain programs
at 100%
Sec. 120(a)(1)
100% Accounts:    
FHWA Administration (net of set-asides) 429,000,000 425,752,000
ARC Administrative Expenses (set-aside) ---------- 3,248,000
DBE Supportive Services (set-aside) 10,000,000 10,000,000
OJT Supportive Services (set-aside) 10,000,000 10,000,000
Highway Use Tax Evasion Projects (set-aside) 4,000,000 4,000,000
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 26,000,000 26,000,000
Subtotal, 100% Programs 479,000,000 479,000,000
 
STEP 2:

Set aside limitation for carryover
Sec. 120(a)(2)
Carryover, Allocated Programs ---------- 2,132,225,485
 
STEP 3:

Determine ratio of obligation
limitation to contract authority
Sec. 120(a)(3)
Subtotal to Determine Ratio 41,882,000,000 39,749,774,515
(Balances remaining after set-asides in Steps 1 & 2)    
Ratio 94.9090% 94.9%
 
STEP 4:

Set aside limitation for allocated
pgms. based on ratio
Sec. 120(a)(4)
Tribal Transportation Program (no lop-off) 465,000,000 441,285,000
Other Allocated Programs (net of penalties) 2,322,316,160 2,203,878,036
Puerto Rico Penalties (immediate lapse) 9,683,840 ----------
 
STEP 5:

Distribute remaining limitation
to the States
Sec. 120(a)(5)
Distributed to the States 39,085,000,000 37,104,611,479
(before transfer penalties and high risk rural road set-aside)   94.9331%
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