[Federal Register: June 3, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 107)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Transit Administration
FTA Fiscal Year 2004 Apportionments, Allocations and Program
Information; Notice of Supplemental Information and Changes
AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.
SUMMARY: This notice announces further availability of apportionments
for the Federal Transit Program. With only temporary extensions of our
program authorization, FTA has published two previous documents
identifying total annual apportionments and apportionments based on an
extension of our program authorization. This notice makes fiscal year
(FY) 2004 transit funds available for obligation based on program
funding levels authorized by the Surface Transportation Extension Act
of 2004, Part II (Pub. L. 108-224). With this notice, generally \9/12\
of our annual appropriation is now available for grants. This notice
also identifies changes to prior year bus and bus-related allocations,
and extends the period of availability for FY 2004 funding for the
Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5310).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The appropriate FTA Regional
Administrator (see list at end of notice) or Mary Martha Churchman,
Director, Office of Resource Management and State Programs, (202) 366-
ADDRESSES: Address, telephone, and facsimile information for the FTA
Regional Offices is listed at the end of this notice in Appendix A.
I. Funds Available for Obligation
The ``Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part II'' (Pub.
L. 108-224) was signed into law by President Bush on April 30, 2004.
The Act provides an extension of programs funded from the Highway Trust
Fund, pending enactment of a law reauthorizing the Transportation
Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), and provides contract
authority for transit programs from October 1, 2003, through June 30,
FTA has revised the apportionment and allocation tables published
in the supplemental Federal Register notice on March 29, 2004, to
reflect the amount of FY 2004 funding that is currently available for
obligation by grantees for the respective FTA program, in accordance
with the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part II, and the
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004 (Pub. L. 108-199, Division F).
The revised tables are posted on the FTA Web site, together with this notice.
The tables are also available by calling the Regional Office. Each Regional
Office will also distribute the tables by e-mail to its mailing list.
FTA's program is funded by two sources of funds: the General Fund
and the Highway Trust Fund. A column labeled ``Apportionment'' or
``Allocation'' in the revised tables includes both trust funds
(contract authority) and general funds, and reflects the total dollar
amount of obligation limitation and appropriations in the Consolidated
Appropriations Act, 2004, once full year contract authority is made
available. This amount does not represent the amount that is actually
available for obligation at this time. The amount shown in a column
labeled ``Available Apportionment'' or ``Available Allocation'' is
currently available for obligation. The percentage of the full year's
apportionment or allocation available to an individual State or
urbanized area may vary by program. The total available for some
programs included reallocated prior year funds, as shown in table 1. In
the case of formula programs, the amounts available were determined by
applying the formula to the total amount available for the program. In
the case of Congressional allocations, the total amount available for
the program was prorated to each project or activity.
II. Changes to Bus and Bus-Related Project Allocations
FTA has made changes to several bus and bus-related projects
allocated in previous years based on correspondence received from
Congress that clarifies the intent of the projects. The projects and
clarifications are as follows:
1. Fort Smith Bus Maintenance Facility, Arkansas. The FY 2003
Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Act includes $750,000
in the bus and bus facilities account for ``Arkansas--Fort Smith Bus''.
The Conferees agree that the project description should read
``Arkansas--Fort Smith Bus Maintenance Facility''.
2. Pelham Intermodal Facility, New York. The FY 2002 Department of
Transportation and Related Agencies Act includes $260,000 in the bus
and bus facilities account for the ``New York--Pelham trolley''. It is
the intent of the conferees that the funds shall be available for
Pelham Intermodal Facility.
III. Period of Availability for FY 2004 Section 5310 Funds Extended
The period of availability for funds appropriated for the Elderly
and Persons with Disabilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5310) is
administratively established at one fiscal year. As noted in the
February 11, 2004, Federal Register Notice of FTA FY 2004
apportionments and allocations, FY 2004 funds allocated to States under
section 5310 must be obligated by September 30, 2004.
Due to the delayed availability of the full year's apportionment of
FY 2004 section 5310 funds and the limited period during which the
funds may be obligated, FTA is extending the period of availability for
FY 2004 section 5310 funds by six months. This should provide
flexibility to States that may need additional time to obligate FY 2004
funds. With this six-month extension, FY 2004 funds apportioned to
States under section 5310 must be obligated by March 31, 2005.
Issued on: May 27, 2004.
Jennifer L. Dorn,
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Appendix A--FTA Regional Offices
Region 1: Richard H. Doyle, Regional Administrator, Cambridge,
MA 02142-1093, Tel. 617-494-2055, Fax 617-494-2865.
Region 2: Letitia Thompson, Regional Administrator, New York, NY
10004-1415, Tel. No. 212-668-2170, Fax 212-668-2136.
Region 3: Herman Shipman, Deputy Regional Administrator,
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124, Tel. 215-656-7100, Fax 215-656-7100.
Region 4: Hiram J. Walker, Regional Administrator, Atlanta, GA
30303, Tel. 404-562-3500, Fax 404-562-3505.
Region 5: Joel P. Ettinger, Regional Administrator, Chicago, IL
60606, Tel. 312-353-2789, Fax 312-886-0351.
Region 6: Robert C. Patrick, Regional Administrator, Fort Worth,
TX 76102, Tel. 817-978-0550, Fax 817-978-0575.
Region 7: Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional Administrator, Kansas City, MO
64106, Tel. 816-329-3920, Fax 816-329-3921.
Region 8: Lee O. Waddleton, Regional Administrator, Denver, CO
80202-5120, Tel. 303-844-3242, Fax 303-844-4217.
Region 9: Leslie T. Rogers, Regional Administrator, San
Francisco, CA 94105-1926, Tel. 415-744-3133, Fax 414-744-2726.
Region 10: Rick Krochalis, Regional Administrator, Seattle, WA
98174-1002, Tel. 206-220-7954, Fax 206-220-7959.
[FR Doc. 04-12544 Filed 6-2-04; 8:45 am]
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