LOCAL PROGRAM DELIVERY
ACCOUNTING OF UNOBLIGATED CMAQ AND RSTP FUNDS
PER AB 1012's "USE IT OR LOSE IT" PROVISIONS

BACKGROUND

Assembly Bill 1012 (Chapter 783 of the Statutes of 1999) was enacted October 10, 1999 with a goal of improving the delivery of transportation projects. The legislation states that regional agency Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) funds that are not obligated within the first three years of federal eligibility are subject to reprogramming by the California Transportation Commission in the fourth year.

DISCUSSION

Updated Unobligated Balances

The Department is required to report quarterly to the CTC, the most current summary balances subject to potential reprogramming. As of March 31, 2000, CMAQ and RSTP funds subject to potential reprogramming January 19, 2001, were approximately $226.6 million. This report reflects CMAQ and RSTP balances as of July 31, 2000. The attached report provides the latest progress made toward reducing the balances.

The revised total balance of CMAQ and RSTP funds subject to reprogramming is approximately $175.7 million, a reduction of about $50.9 million. The CMAQ balance as of July 31, 2000, is approximately $17.9 million. The CMAQ summary balance decreased by approximately $17.5 million since the last report. The largest balances are in the Fresno and San Bernardino regions. These regions account for approximately 29.4% and 32.7% of the total CMAQ balance, respectively. The RSTP balance as of July 31, 2000, is approximately $157.8 million. The RSTP summary balance decreased by approximately $33.5 million since the last report. The largest balances are in the San Diego and Orange regions. These regions account for approximately 42.2% and 30.6% of total RSTP balance, respectively.

The statewide balance of CMAQ funds indicates that there are no CMAQ funds older than 1-year. The statewide balance of RSTP funds indicates that only about $60.3 million are older than 2?years. As of July 31, 2000, the combined local share of obligation authority (OA) available statewide for RSTP and CMAQ projects was in a deficit. Over 100 percent of the available OA had been used.

Obligation Plans

Obligation plans were submitted to the Department in June. The plans were reviewed for feasibility and, to ensure that all funds subject to potential reprogramming were included. It does not appear that any funds will be reprogrammed in January 2001. The plans indicated that over 80/a of the CMAQ funds subject to reprogramming as of the March 31, 2000, report would be obligated by September 30, 2000. The plans also indicated that over 55% of the RSTP funds subject to reprogramming as of the March 31, 2000, report would be obligated by October 31, 2000.

 

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