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.
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 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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