Supplemental FY 2013 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information


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05-13-13

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On May 13, 2013, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) of Supplemental Fiscal Year 2013 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information. This Notice apportions the full FY 2013 funding available pursuant to the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (FY 2013 Appropriations) and sequestration of funds triggered by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 2011. This notice also provides and seeks comment on an illustrative apportionment for the State Safety Oversight (SSO) grant program and provides information on FTA’s discretionary programs and forthcoming program guidance.

This complete FRN may be found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-13/pdf/2013-11258.pdf.

Background
On October 16, 2012 the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published in the Federal Register a Notice of FTA Transit Program Changes, Authorized Funding Levels, Implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) and Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Apportionments, Allocations and Interim Guidance. The initial Notice apportioned and allocated funding pursuant to the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (CR) that provided funds through March 27, 2013. A copy of the October 16, 2012 notice and accompanying tables can be found on the FTA Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/apportionments.

Solicitation for Comments on SSO Grant Program
Comments on the SSO Grant Program must be received by June 12, 2013. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable.

Comments should be submitted by one of the methods, identifying your submissions by docket number FTA-2013-0022:

1. Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the U.S. Government electronic docket site.
2. Fax: 202-493-2251.
3. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
4. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Instructions: All submissions must make reference to the “Federal Transit Administration” and include docket number FTA-2013-0022. Due to the security procedures in effect since October 2011, mail received through the U.S. Postal Service may be subject to delays. Parties making submissions responsive to this notice should consider using an express mail firm to ensure the prompt filing of any submissions not filed electronically or by hand. Note that all submissions received, including any personal information therein, will be posted without change or alteration to http://www.regulations.gov.

For more information, you may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov.

Questions?
For general information about this notice contact Jamie Pfister, Director, Office of Transit Programs, at 202-366-2053 or email jamie.pfister@dot.gov. For SSO Grant Program information, please contact Rick Gerhart, Acting Director, Office of Safety, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590, phone 202-366-8970, or email richard.gerhart@dot.gov.

For further information, please contact Region 10’s Amy Changchien at 206-220-4464 or email amy.changchien@dot.gov.

Sincerely,


/s/


R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator