[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 92 (Monday, May 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28014-28018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11258]


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FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION


FTA Supplemental Fiscal Year 2013 Apportionments, Allocations, 
and Program Information

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice; Request for Comments on State Safety Oversight 
Apportionment.

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SUMMARY: 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. This subsequent FY 2013 Apportionment 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.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this 
notice contact Jamie Pfister, Director, Office of Transit Programs, at 
(202) 366-2053 or email, Jamie.Pfister@dot.gov. Please contact the 
appropriate FTA regional office for any specific requests for 
information or technical assistance. A list of FTA regional offices and 
contact information is available on the FTA Web site under the heading 
``Regional Offices'' at http://www.fta.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.

ADDRESSES: Comments are limited to the SSO Grant Program and 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents

A. Overview
B. FY 2013 Available Funding for Programs
    1. Funding Based on the Consolidated and Further Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2013
    2. FY 2013 Formula Apportionments
    3. FY 2013 Discretionary Program Funds
    i. Notices of Funding Availability
    ii. Research Program Funding
    iii. FY 2013 Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grant Program 
Allocations
    iv. Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority 
(WMATA) Allocation
    v. FY 2012 Transit in the Parks Allocations
C. State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program
    1. Available Funding
    2. Proposed Formula Apportionment
    i. Proposed Tiers
    ii. Proposed Apportionments To Oversee Multi-State Rail Fixed 
Guideway Public Transportation Systems
    iii. Soliciting Comments
    3. Steps To Enhance Readiness for SSO Grant Application and 
Certification Process
    4. Certification of State Safety Oversight Program
D. FY 2013 Program Guidance
E. Corrections

A. Overview

    On October 1, 2012, MAP-21 (Pub. L. 112-141) authorized FTA's 
Public Transportation Assistance Programs for FYs 2013-2014. On October 
16, 2012, FTA published an apportionments notice that apportioned the 
FY 2013 formula funds in an amount of approximately one-half of the FY 
2012 funding level among potential program recipients pursuant to both 
the authorization statute and the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 
2013 (Pub. L. 112-175). (See 77 FR 63670). A copy

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of the October 16, 2012 notice and accompanying tables can be found on 
the FTA Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/apportionments. This notice 
apportions funds based on the Consolidated and Further Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2013 (FY 2013 Appropriations) (Pub. L. 113-6), 
which provides funds for the full fiscal year, and as applicable, 
reflects sequestration triggered by the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 2011. For FTA's formula programs, the FY 2013 
Appropriations provides obligation limitation authority of $8.461 
billion, $17 million less than the contract authority provided by MAP-
21 in FY 2013, due to a 0.2 percent across-the-board rescission 
mandated by the FY 2013 full-year Appropriations Act. These funds were 
not subject to sequestration. The FY 2013 Appropriations also provides 
$142 million in FY 2013 for grants to the Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transportation Authority; $1.855 billion for the Capital Investment 
Grant Program; and $41.7 million for the Research Programs after 
sequestration and a 0.2 percent across-the-board rescission. In 
addition, this notice includes the State Safety Oversight (SSO) grant 
program's illustrative apportionments. FTA is seeking comment on the 
proposed methodology for apportioning SSO funds. It also provides 
additional funding information for FTA's FY 2013 discretionary 
programs, including the FY 2013 Capital Investment Grant (CIG) 
allocations.

B. FY 2013 Available Funding for FTA Programs

1. Funding Based on the Consolidated and Further Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2013

    The FY 2013 Appropriations Act provides $10.597 billion for FTA 
programs and administrative expenses in FY 2013, of which $8.461 
billion is the obligation limitation available for formula programs 
after subtraction of an across-the-board rescission of 0.2 percent 
required by the appropriations act. FTA's obligation limitation is 
derived from the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund and is 
exempt from sequestration triggered by the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 2011.
    However, sequestration and 0.2 percent across-the-board rescission 
required by P.L. 113-6 further reduces discretionary budget authority 
in FY 2013 for programs funded from the General Fund of the United 
States Treasury by approximately 5 percent. This resulted in a $100.0 
million reduction in Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grants (CIG); a 
$2.3 million reduction in Research Program funds; and a $544.7 million 
reduction in Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program funds.\1\ 
The specific amounts available for the CIG Program and the Research 
Programs are discussed in Section C below.
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    \1\ MAP-21 authorized a new Public Transportation Emergency 
Relief Program beginning in FY 2013. The Disaster Relief 
Appropriations Act, 2013, (Pub. L. 113-2) provided appropriations 
for that program for the purpose of funding emergency response and 
recovery activities in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
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    In order to conduct program oversight activities in accordance with 
49 U.S.C. 5338(i), 0.5 percent is set aside from the amounts available 
to carry out the Planning Programs (section 5305); the Enhanced 
Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Formula Program 
(section 5310); and the Rural Areas Formula Grants Program (section 
5311). In addition, 0.75 percent is set aside from amounts made 
available to carry out the Urbanized Area Formula Grants Programs, and 
the High Intensity Fixed Guideway State of Good Repair Formula Program 
(section 5337(c)). Additionally, one percent of the amounts made 
available to carry out the CIG Program (section 5309) is set aside for 
oversight activities.

2. FY 2013 Formula Apportionments

    FTA is publishing apportionment tables on its Web site for each 
program that reflects the full year less the sequestration reductions, 
across-the-board rescissions and oversight take-downs, as applicable. 
FTA is continuing to use, as it did in the partial year apportionments 
published in October, urbanized area and demographic data from the 2010 
Census. Tables displaying the funds available to eligible states, 
tribes, and urbanized areas have been posted on FTA's Web site at 
http://www.fta.dot.gov/apportionments. Additional information about the 
specific Census data used in FTA's full year formula apportionments 
will be posted to FTA's Web site.
    Two new formula program apportionment tables are included that 
previously were not available in the partial year notice. The first is 
the Tribal Transit Formula Program apportionments (Table 10). The full-
year Tribal Transit apportionments are available for obligation. A 
separate Federal Register notice is expected to be published on May 9, 
2013 that responds to comments received, provides more guidance on the 
Tribal Transit Program, and solicits proposals for the FY 2013 Tribal 
Transit Discretionary program.
    The second is the illustrative State Safety Oversight (SSO) 
apportionments (Table 13). For FTA's SSO program under its new safety 
authority (section 5329), $21,945,771 (0.5 percent take-down of the 
amount available for urbanized areas (UZAs) under section 5307) is 
available for apportionment. This amount will be apportioned according 
to a formula for SSO grants as determined by FTA. FTA is soliciting 
comments on the proposed formula in response to this notice. Specific 
questions on which FTA is soliciting comment can be found in Section 
III.B.iii of this notice. These funds will be available for obligation 
once the final formula is established to apportion them. FTA will 
respond to comments and publish the final formula allocations in a 
subsequent notice.
    In addition, FTA updated Table 3A, ``Section 5307 Operating 
Assistance Special Rule Operator Caps,'' for the systems in large 
urbanized areas. The calculation of the operating assistance caps in 
Table 3-A has been updated to include additional information received 
since the original table was published. First, additional qualifying 
agencies have been identified based on fixed route bus service that was 
not previously included in the calculations. Second, FTA is attributing 
vehicle revenue hours reported by private transit operators that 
receive funding from an eligible FTA grantee toward the calculation of 
an operating cap for the relevant grantee. Third, FTA has refined the 
availability and allocation of formerly rural public transportation 
service within the new 2010 Census urbanized area boundaries, resulting 
in modifications to the overall service data used in the calculations 
of operating caps. This may increase or decrease the share of a UZA's 
vehicle revenue hours attributed to a particular agency. For questions 
about these calculations, contact Adam Schildge at 
adam.schildge@dot.gov.

3. FY 2013 Discretionary Program Funds

i. Notices of Funding Availability
    Pursuant to the information published in the October 16 Federal 
Register notice, MAP-21 authorized several discretionary grant 
programs, such as the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning Pilot 
Program, Low or No Emissions Bus and Facilities Program, Tribal Transit 
Discretionary Program, and Passenger Ferry Program. FTA will publish 
individual Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for these programs 
in the coming months now that the full-year appropriations are 
available. NOFAs will be posted in

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Grants.Gov and on FTA's Web site once published in the Federal 
Register.
ii. Research Program Funding
    After taking into consideration sequestration and the 0.2 percent 
across-the board rescission, the FY 2013 Appropriations provides 
approximately $41.7 million for Research program activities of which 
$33.2 million are available to carry out Research, Development, 
Demonstration, and Development projects under 49 U.S.C. 5312, as 
amended by MAP-21.
iii. FY 2013 Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grant Program 
Allocations
    The Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program (49 
U.S.C. 5309), which historically authorizes the New and Small Starts 
Programs and now includes the Core Capacity Improvement Program, is 
excluded from the NOFA process because the program has an ongoing 
project development and review process, and funding is allocated 
consistent with information already available to FTA. By way of this 
notice, however, FTA is publishing the FY 2013 CIG Allocations table 
(Table 7) to its Web site. Subsequent to sequestration and the 0.2 
percent across-the-board rescission and after the oversight take-down, 
$1.836 billion is available for the CIG Program. These allocations were 
also published in the FY 2014 Annual Report on Funding Recommendations 
CIG Program (formerly referred to as the Annual New Starts Report) on 
April 12, 2013.
iv. Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) 
Allocation
    FY 2013 Appropriations also provides a discretionary allocation of 
$142.2 million in FY 2013 for grants to the Washington Metropolitan 
Area Transportation Authority after taking into consideration 
sequestration and the 0.2 percent across-the board rescission.
v. FY 2012 Transit in the Parks Allocations
    FTA also recently posted a revised FY 2012 Transit in the Parks 
discretionary allocation table to its Web site (www.fta.dot.gov/apportionments) to correct the table printed in the Federal Register on 
February 18, 2013, which inadvertently left off selected projects.

C. State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program

1. Available Funding

    Section 5336(h)(4) of 49, U.S.C., provides that 0.5 percent of 
amounts made available to provide financial assistance for urbanized 
areas under 49 U.S.C. 5307 shall be apportioned to eligible States 
under the FTA SSO Program. Therefore, $21,945,771 is available to be 
used by eligible States to develop or carry out SSO program activities 
described in 49 U.S.C. 5329(e). Grant funds may be used for program 
operational and administrative expenses, including employee training 
activities.

2. Proposed Formula Apportionment

    Congress directed FTA to develop a formula to apportion the SSO 
Program funds to States that takes into account fixed guideway vehicle 
revenue miles, fixed guideway route miles, and fixed guideway vehicle 
passenger miles attributable to all rail fixed guideway public 
transportation systems (operator) not subject to regulation by the 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) within each eligible State.
i. Proposed Tiers
    The proposed formula incorporates these service measures in a 
``Service Tier'' and also includes the use of two other tiers, a ``Base 
Tier'' and an ``Oversight Complexity Tier.'' FTA proposes to apportion 
the majority of funds, sixty percent (60%), through the Service Tier: 
Fifteen percent (15%) based on vehicle passenger miles (PMT), fifteen 
percent (15%) based on vehicle revenue miles (VRM), and thirty percent 
(30%) based on directional route miles (DRM) for rail modes not 
regulated by FRA as reported to the National Transit Database (NTD). 
The proposed Base Tier allocates twenty percent (20%) of program 
funding equally among the eligible States and is designed to ensure 
that each eligible State receives a minimum funding level for its SSO 
program. FTA proposes to apportion the remaining twenty percent (20%) 
of funds through an Oversight Complexity Tier, which reflects the 
additional oversight activities and technical complexity associated 
with overseeing each distinct rail mode at each operator. The proposed 
Oversight Complexity Tier measure is the number of rail modes (e.g., 
light rail, heavy rail, etc.) not regulated by the FRA as reported to 
the NTD or in the engineering or construction phase of development by 
each operator.
    Additionally, FTA proposes to apply a fifteen percent cap to each 
Service Tier factor to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of 
funds so that no State receives more than fifteen percent of the funds 
available for any Service Tier factor.
    A flow chart to explain the illustrative formula is available here: 
http://www.fta.dot.gov/12853_14910.html. Additionally, the following 
table depicts the basic tier structure and the amounts apportioned 
through each factor.

 Table 1--Proposed Formula Factors and Percent Apportioned Through Each
                                 Factor
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 Service tier factors  (60%)     Base tier        Oversight complexity
             \1\               factor  (20%)       tier factor  (20%)
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PMT Factor (15%)............  Equal amount     Number of Rail Modes at
VRM Factor (15%)............   per eligible     each Rail Fixed Guideway
DRM Factor (30%) as reported   State.           Public Transportation
 to the NTD..                                   System not regulated by
                                                FRA as reported to the
                                                NTD or in the
                                                engineering or
                                                construction phase of
                                                development.
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\1\ FTA proposes a 15 percent cap on each factor within the Service
  Tier.

ii. Proposed Apportionments To Oversee Multi-State Rail Fixed Guideway 
Public Transportation Systems (Operators)
    Where an operator serves multiple States, FTA proposes that the 
funding be apportioned to the eligible State where the operator is 
headquartered. The amount apportioned to each eligible State in the 
Base Tier, however, would be unaffected by multi-state operators. The 
eligible State to which funds are apportioned would be responsible for 
carrying out the grant program responsibilities. States served by the 
multi-state operator are expected to support the oversight program as 
specified in the States' existing local funding and oversight 
agreement, which is necessary to support the local match

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requirements and other needs of the served States.
    The proposed approach would reduce the number of grant agreements, 
lessen the eligible States' grant administration burden, ensure all 
Federally-funded SSO program activities are in one grant and eliminate 
the possibility of duplication. FTA seeks comment on this approach.
iii. Soliciting Comments
    In establishing the SSO Program, FTA is proposing to use a formula 
to allocate the funds to eligible States as described in the preceding 
sections. While the proposed formula is primarily driven by the Service 
Tier factors, it also seeks to support even the smallest SSO programs. 
The proposed formula also recognizes that both the number of operators 
and the number of rail modes affects SSO Program activity and technical 
capability demands. As such, FTA seeks comment on the following six 
questions:
    a. Should FTA include a Base Tier Factor, and is this share 
appropriate?
    b. Should FTA include an Oversight Complexity Tier Factor as 
presented?
    c. Should FTA include rail fixed guideway public transportation 
systems in the engineering or construction phase of development in the 
Oversight Complexity Tier?
    d. Are the Service Tier factors appropriately weighted?
    e. Should FTA include a 15 percent cap on each Service Tier factor, 
and are they weighted appropriately?
    f. Should FTA apportion multi-state operator funding to the 
eligible State in which the operator is headquartered?
    Instructions for submitting comments to the FTA docket for the SSO 
program illustrative apportionment are found in the beginning of this 
notice in the ``Addresses'' section. Comments must be filed by June 12, 
2013. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable.

3. Steps To Enhance Readiness for SSO Grant Application and 
Certification Processes

    There are steps that the eligible States and existing State Safety 
Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) should take to enhance their readiness for 
the forthcoming grant application and certification processes. FTA 
strongly encourages eligible States and existing SSOAs begin this 
process now. To support eligible States and SSOAs in this process, FTA 
offers the following recommendations:
     Identify State grant recipient: FTA must make SSO program 
grants to eligible States. Governors will need to identify the State 
agency that will be the recipient for these program funds. This will be 
accomplished through a letter to the appropriate FTA Regional 
Administrator. A listing of FTA Regional Offices and full contact 
information is available at http://www.fta.dot.gov/.
     Coordinate with the FTA Regional Office: If the identified 
grant recipient is not an existing FTA recipient, it will be necessary 
for the identified grant recipient to work with the appropriate FTA 
Regional Office to be established as a new FTA recipient. The FTA 
Regional Office will identify the specific activities necessary to 
become established as an FTA recipient. If the identified grant 
recipient is an existing FTA recipient, the existing recipient should 
also coordinate with the FTA Regional Office to determine if any 
additional information or activities are required in relation to the 
new SSO grant program.
     Identify sufficient and appropriate matching funds: 
Eligible States are required to provide a twenty percent (20%) match 
for FTA-funded SSO program activities. While the formula provided in 
this notice is merely illustrative, each eligible State should be 
prepared to identify its matching funds. Federal funds, funds received 
from a public transportation agency, and revenues earned by a public 
transportation agency may not be used to satisfy this match.
     Complete FTA's Self-Assessment and Gap Analysis Form: To 
help eligible States identify the activities necessary to meet MAP-21 
statutory requirements, FTA has prepared a self-assessment and gap 
analysis form, which is available on FTA's Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/tso.html. While completion of this form is currently 
optional, FTA strongly urges each eligible State to complete and upload 
the form and any supporting materials to the link posted on FTA's Web 
site. This information will assist FTA and the eligible State to 
identify issues to be resolved through the 49 U.S.C. 5329(e)(7)(A) 
certification process. The gaps identified will assist the eligible 
State and/or existing SSOA to develop a preliminary plan with 
strategies for achieving a clear and workable transition to meeting the 
new SSO Program requirements. FTA will review these plans and make 
grants that support each State's transitional and existing SSOA 
activities. The plan will need to demonstrate how the State will meet 
statutory requirements, including those related to adequate staffing 
and technical capabilities, as well as the safety enforcement authority 
and legal and financial independence of the SSOAs. FTA's grant 
application process will require States to identify completion 
milestones and a project budget for each grant activity. As such, FTA 
strongly encourages eligible States and existing SSOAs to begin to 
identify likely timeframes and budgets for these transitional 
activities.

4. Certification of State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs

    As required by MAP-21 and as part of FTA's new safety authority, 
FTA must determine by October 1, 2013 whether each SSO Program is in 
compliance with the statutory requirements for oversight of the rail 
fixed guideway public transportation systems within that eligible 
State, and whether that eligible State's program ``is adequate to 
promote the purposes of safety in public transportation.'' See 49 
U.S.C. 5329(e)(7)(A). FTA must issue a certification for the eligible 
State's program or if the program is not adequate, FTA must issue a 
denial of certification for the eligible State's program. If FTA issues 
a denial of certification, FTA must explain in writing the reasons and 
allow the eligible State an opportunity to modify and resubmit its 
program for certification. See 49 U.S.C. 5329(e)(7)(B), (C).
    The grant award and certification processes are considered separate 
and distinct from each other. While grants may be awarded prior to 
certification to support initial development and implementation of 
enhanced SSO programs, States will need to provide explicit transition 
plans that include milestones to receive these funds.
    To continue to receive future SSO program funding, States will need 
to demonstrate satisfactory progress towards meeting MAP-21 
requirements as described in their own transition plans. FTA will issue 
or deny certification based on a rigorous review of progress made on 
the SSO transition milestones. FTA plans to work individually with each 
eligible State on the preparation of adequate transition plans which 
must be completed to receive grant funding.
    An SSOA currently in compliance with FTA's regulations at 49 C.F.R. 
Part 659 may use its existing SSO Plan as a basis for seeking an FTA 
certification of an eligible State's program. However, it is the sole 
prerogative of FTA to determine whether that plan will suffice for 
purposes of meeting the new and more stringent requirements of 49 
U.S.C. 5329(e). Although an existing SSOA may be the most likely agency 
to be chosen to meet the new statutory

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requirements, an eligible State may choose to create a new agency, or 
make other arrangements, for purposes of strengthening its oversight of 
rail public transportation systems and complying with the requirements 
of MAP-21. These possibilities will be the subject of discussion 
between FTA and each of the eligible States obliged to comply with 49 
U.S.C. 5329(e).

D. FTA Program Guidance and Requirements FY 2013

    As a result of the MAP-21 authorization and in addition to 
regulatory activities, FTA is in the process of updating program 
circulars to reflect MAP-21 changes and provide guidance for new and 
existing programs. Below is a chart of expected publication dates for 
the program circulars. FTA will be publishing the circulars for notice 
and comment, with final publication expected by the beginning of FY 
2014. In the interim, existing program circulars combined with the 
interim guidance in the October 16, 2012 apportionment notice can be 
used to administer the programs. FTA's electronic grant management 
system and financial systems have both been updated to reflect new 
programs and new codes provided by MAP-21. If there are additional 
questions about the major formula programs or grants, please contact 
your regional office.

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                                   Expected publication date (for notice
             Program                            and comment)
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Urbanized Area Formula Grant       April 22, 2013 (actual).
 Program (Section 5307).
Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and  Spring 2013.
 Individuals With Disabilities
 (Section 5310).
Rural Areas Formula Program        Spring 2013.
 (Section 5311).
State of Good Repair Formula       Summer 2013.
 Program (Section 5337).
Bus and Bus Facilities Formula     Summer 2013.
 Program (Section 5339).
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E. Corrections

    In the October 16, 2012 Federal Register, there was a typo in the 
State of Good Repair (49 U.S.C. 5337) program-specific section (section 
IV, ``Program Specific Information, P. 3. Basis for Formula 
Apportionment'') regarding how FTA intended to apportion funds for this 
program. The section accidentally included a reference to 5339. The 
corrected sentence should read: ``. . . FTA will apportion section 
correction: 5337 funds to the section 5307 Designated Recipient for the 
UZA) with fixed guideway transportation systems operating at least 7 
years.''
    In addition, FTA published an incorrect period of availability for 
the Formula Grants to Rural Areas Program (49 U.S.C. 5311) (section IV. 
``Program Specific Information, F-I., 5. Period of Availability''). The 
correct period of availability for this program is three years, 
including the year in which the funds are apportioned. Any FY 2013 
apportioned funds that remain unobligated at the close of business on 
September 30, 2015 will revert to FTA for reapportionment under the 
Formula Grants to Rural Areas Program.
    This period of availability applies to all of the section 5311 
formula apportionments (e.g. Rural Technical Assistance Program, 
Appalachian Development Assistance Program, and Tribal Transit Formula 
program) that are within the Rural Areas program.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 8th day of May 2013.
Peter Rogoff,
Administrator.
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