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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
- Objectives of 1972 Request
The 1972 budget proposal for activities included under the Traffic and High-
The 1972 budget also calls for the allocation of additional resources to:
Summarily, the additional resources requested for 1972 have been allocated
Comparison of 1971 and 1972 Funding Requirements
Total funding of $89 million requested for 1972 includes $32.1 million from
The Highway Safety Act of 1970 provides that two-thirds of required financing for highway safety grant programs and associated highway safety research and der:1..; nent programs will be derived from the Highway Trust Fund. This is being implementat initially in NHTSA's 1972 budget proposal.
of the total amount of $32.1 million ascribed in the preceding table to the Highwa; Trust Fuut in 1972, $29.8 million is requested for highway safety research ind development activities, predominantly attributable to the Alcohol Safety Action Programs (ASAPS). The remainder of $2.3 million provides two-thirds of required financ ing for Feder al administration of the highway safety grant program. of the total 1972 Federal fund requirenent of $56.9 million, the sum of $55.8 aillion represents the funding provided by the Traffic and Highway Safety appropriation. This anount is required to cover total funding requirements for sotor vehicle programs, and partial funding for research and development and administrative support requirements not covered by transfer from other "HTSA accounts. The balance of $1.2 million represents a transfer from the State and Comaunity Highway Safety appropriation for the
remaining one third of funds required for administration of the highway safety grant program.
- Budget Year Changes Highlights of changes proposed in the 1972 budget request are siiamarized as
Program Direction and Coordination
A moderate increase of 6 positions and supporting funds of $.1 million is requested in 1972 to support the overall progran expansion proposed in the budget.
A reduction of $.2 million has been applied to the contractual requirements of this activity.
82-781 O -71 - pt. 3 - 5
Motor Vehicle Program An increase of 28 positions and $.3 million is pro-
Traffic Safety Progran - The major portion of the requested 33 new positions
Research and Analysis An allocation of 15 new positions with supporting funds
Staff and Administrative Support Services The request for 18 positions and supporting funds of $.2 million are required to support the overall expansion in NHTSA program areas. Additional funds of $.4 million are proposed to cover additional day-to-day headquarters operating requirements such as printing supplies, etc. which are financed in total from this activity.
Compliance Test Facility Funding of $9.6 million is requested in this newly proposed activity for the construction and outfitting of a Government facility to assume and improve the efficiency of the compliance testing work now being done under contract by private laboratories.