|1.0||WHEREAS Section 14529.01 of the Government Code was added by Chapter 783 of the Statutes of 1999 (AB 1012, Torlakson), and|
|1.1||WHEREAS Section 14529.01 states the intent of the Legislature "to facilitate project development work on needed transportation projects to produce a steady flow of construction projects by adding an advance project development element to the state transportation improvement program, beginning with the 2000 State Transportation Improvement Program," and|
|1.2||WHEREAS Section 14529.01 requires that each fund estimate, beginning with the 2000 STIP, "designate an amount to be available for the advance project development element, which shall be not more than 25 percent of the programmable resources estimated to be available for the first and second years following" the STIP period, and|
|1.3||WHEREAS Section 14529.01 permits the California Transportation Commission to develop guidelines to implement its provisions, and|
|1.4||WHEREAS the Commission adopted the 2000 STIP Fund Estimate on August 18, 1999, and prior to the enactment of AB 1012 (Resolution G-99-23),|
|1.5||WHEREAS the Commission adopted the STIP Guidelines to govern the development of the 2000 STIP on August 18, 1999 (Resolution G-99-24), with amendments adopted on September 29, 1999 (Resolution G-99-27), prior to the enactment of AB 10 12, and|
|1.6||WHEREAS on September 29, 1999, Caltrans presented its estimate of the amount that would be made available for the advance project development element in the 2000 STIP if AB 10 12 were to be enacted, and|
|1.7||WHEREAS on September 29, 1999, Commission staff presented an outline of guidelines for implementation of the advance project development element in the 2000 STIP if AB 10 12 were to be enacted, and|
|1.8||WHEREAS the Commission has received and considered comments on the presentations made by Caltrans and Commission staff concerning the fund estimate and guidelines for the advance project development element,|
|2.0||NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Transportation Commission amends the 2000 STIP Fund Estimate to include $375 million available for the advance project development element, based on the assumptions, estimates, and calculations presented by Caltrans, and|
|2.1||BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission adopts the 2000 STIP Advance Project Development Element Guidelines presented by staff, which shall supplement the 2000 STIP Guidelines previously adopted by the Commission.|
Chapter 783 of the Statutes of 1999 (AB 1012) was signed by the Governor on October 7, 1999, to take effect immediately. AB 1012 added Section 14529.01 to the Government Code with the intent "to facilitate project development work on needed transportation projects to produce a steady flow of construction work by adding an advance project development element to the state transportation improvement program, beginning with the 2000 State Transportation Improvement Program." Section 14529.01 calls for the fund estimate to include additional STIP program capacity for the project development element, subject to the STIP's county and interregional shares, and permits the California Transportation Commission to develop guidelines to implement the new law's provisions.
For implementation of the 2000 STIP Advance Project Development Element, the Commission adopts the following guidelines, which supplement the STIP guidelines as amended by the Commission on September 29, 1999.
1. Amended Fund Estimate. The amended 2000 STIP Fund Estimate identifies $375 million as the amount available pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 14529.01 of the Government Code for the 2000 STIP Advance Project Development Element (APDE), with county and interregional shares as identified in the attached summary. These APDE amounts are above and beyond the amounts identified in the initial Fund Estimate. Since the initial Fund Estimate called for no new programming capacity, the Advance Project Development Element amount is the sole new programming capacity for the 2000 STIP Fund Estimate. The APDE does not change the status of carryover county share balances, which remain available for any STIP purpose.
2. Programming of APDE County and Interregional Shares. Regions and Caltrans may propose projects from their respective county and interregional APDE shares in the RTIPs and ITIP, and they may propose joint 'regional and interregional APDE funding for a project. The proposal and adoption of projects will be the same as for other STIP projects, except that projects to be programmed through the APDE are limited to the two STEP project development components: (1) environmental and permits and (2) plans, specifications, and estimates. Projects may not be programmed through the APDE if they are simultaneously programmed for acquisition of right-of-way (including support) or construction from regular STIP programming capacity. Project development work already programmed in the STIP may not be shifted to the APDE.
3. Program Year. APDE projects will be proposed for programming and adopted into the STIP and allocated in the same manner as other STIP projects. They may be proposed for any of the STIP's four fiscal years. APDE local projects, when programmed, are subject to the STIP's timely use of funds provisions.
4. Program Amendments. APDE projects may be amended into the STIP at any time after the initial adoption of the 2000 STIP in the same manner as other STIP amendments. The amendments will identify the county or interregional APDE share from which the projects are to be funded.
5. Effect on Regular County and Interregional Shares. APDE programming will be treated as an advance of regular future county or interregional share, although every county, including a county in a region over I million population, is eligible for APDE programming. If all or a portion of any county or interregional APDE share is not programmed, that amount will become available to program for any STIP purpose in the next STIP. Amounts that are programmed in the current STIP from a APDE share will be deducted from the regular county or interregional share for the next STIP. The Fund Estimate for the next STIP will include a new APDE fund estimate with new county and interregional APDE shares.
6. APDE Shares M4y Not Be Exceeded. The programming of a county or interregional APDE share may not exceed the amount identified in the Fund Estimate. A county or interregional APDE share may not be loaned or advanced. However, regional agencies that have agreed to pool their regular county shares (Section 28 of the STIP Guidelines) may also pool their APDE shares. Any region may choose to program project development work from its regular STIP county share.
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