Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century became law on June 9, 1998 (Pub. L. 105-178; 112 Stat. 107). The Act required that of the $5 million made available to carry out the national
The responsibility to administer these funds was delegated to the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Subsection (c) of section 7405 of the Act directs that no funds available to the Secretary under this subsection may be used to replace funding traditionally provided through general appropriations, nor for any purposes except those purposes authorized; namely, for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. Amounts made available each fiscal year from 1999 through 2009 shall remain available until expended.
Use of these funds requires compliance with standard Federal contracting rules with associated lead and processing times resulting in a lag time between available funds and spending. The total amount of funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2009 for each activity is shown below.
New Recreational Boating Safety Associated Travel: Travel by employees of the Boating Safety Division was performed to carry out additional recreational boating safety actions and to gather background and planning information for new recreational boating safety initiatives, in support of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program Strategic Plan. ($22,793).
Of the $5.5 million made available to the Coast Guard in fiscal year 2009, $3,598,866 has been committed, obligated, or expended and an additional $1,568,929 of prior fiscal year funds have been committed, obligated, or expended, as of September 30, 2009. Approximately $7.9 million has not been committed, obligated, or expended from previous years and is being reserved for a multi-year national boating survey.
This notice is issued under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 13106(c)(4).