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of which is to serve general aviation and to relieve congestion at
airports having a high density of traffic serving other segments of
aviation. P. L. 88-280 further amends the Act to establish a
program of advance planning and engineering proposals as part of
the Federal-aid Airport Program. Appropriations may, under author-
ization by public laws up to and including P. L. 88-280, be used
for advance planning and engineering grants as well as grants for
construction projects.

The appropriations made under Section 5(d) will remain available until expended.

STATE APPORTIONMENT FUNDS. As soon as possible after July 1 of each
fiscal year for which any amount is authorized to be obligated by
Section 5(a), 5(a)(1) or 5(a)(4) of the Act, 75 per cent of the amount
made available for that year will be apportioned among the several
states on the basis of a population/area formula - i.e., one-half of the
75 per cent will be apportioned according to the proportion which the
population of each state bears to the total population of all states
and the other half in the proportion the area of each state bears to
the total area of all the states. Funds so apportioned will remain
available only for grants for approved projects or advance planning
proposals located in that state or sponsored by that state or some other
public agency thereof but located in an adjoining state.
The appor-
tioned funds will remain available for obligation in that state during
the fiscal year for which they were first authorized to be obligated
and the fiscal year immediately following. Any State Apportionment
Funds remaining unobligated at the end of the two fiscal years for which
they were apportioned will be added to the Regular Discretionary Fund
(see Paragraph 13).

a.

b.

C.

Programming and Obligating Apportioned Funds. In programming, State
apportioned funds will be fully utilized before any development
will be programmed from Regular Discretionary Funds. The same
rule will be observed in obligating funds by Grant Agreement.
Notification. The Administrator will notify the executive head of
each state, and any public agency which has requested such informa-
tion, of the amounts apportioned for projects in each state.

Use. The funds apportioned for projects or advance planning
proposals in each state are available for projects sponsored by
eligible public agencies within the state and located in that
state or in adjacent states, but are not available for grants
to Federal agencies when such projects or advance planning
proposals are located in a national forest, a national park,
national recreational area, national monument, or a

d.

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special reservation for Government purposes. State Apportionment
Funds may be used, however, for grants to Federal agencies when such
projects or advance planning proposals are located outside a
national park, national recreational area, or a national monument.
Where a grant is made to two or more public agencies located in
different states, the Federal funds shall be charged against the
states in direct proportion to the amounts contributed by the
sponsors in each state.

Projects or advance planning proposals located in national parks, national recreation areas, national monuments, national forests, or a special reservation for Government purposes, and sponsored by a non-Federal public agency, may be financed from the State Apportionment Funds of the State.

Redistribution. Prior to the passage of P. L. 87-255, State
Apportionment Funds which had not been obligated at the end of the
fiscal year following the year for which the funds were authorized
were redistributed and reapportioned in accordance with the require-
ments governing the distribution and apportionment of newly author-
ized funds. However, P. L. 87-255 amended the Act to provide that
such funds remaining unobligated at the expiration of the two fiscal
years for which they were authorized shall be added to the Regular
Discretionary Fund (see Paragraph 13). P. L. 88-280 continues this
provision. Therefore, any amount apportioned under authority of
P. L. 87-255 or P. L. 88-280 which has not been obligated during the
fiscal year for which it was first authorized or the fiscal year
immediately following, is added to the Regular Discretionary Fund.

13. REGULAR DISCRETIONARY FUNDS. The remaining 25 per cent of the funds authorized by Sections 5(a), 5(d)(1) and 5(d) (4) of the Act constitutes a Discretionary Fund which is available, as the Administrator may deem most appropriate for carrying out the National Airport Plan, for projects in the several states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. The same rules for the use of State Apportionment Funds (see Paragraph 12c) apply to the use of Regular Discretionary Funds except that the latter are also available for projects sponsored by Federal agencies regardless of whether such projects are located in a national recreation area, national park, national monument, national forest or special reservation for Government purposes.

14. GENERAL AVIATION DISCRETIONARY FUNDS.

a.

General. Sections 5 (d) (3) and 5(d) (6) of the Act, as amended, authorize $7,000,000 to be appropriated for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967, for the purpose of developing airports, the primary purpose of which is to

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serve general aviation and to relieve congestion at airports having high density of traffic serving other segments of aviation. The amounts appropriated under this provision of the Act are in addition to those authorized by Sections 5(a), 5(d)(1) and 5(d)(4) and will not be used in those states having Unprogrammed State Apportionment.

RESERVED.

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SECTION 3. PERCENTAGE OF FEDERAL PARTICIPATION

20. GENERAL. The maximum percentage of Federal participation in allowable project costs of construction projects is 50 per cent, except as indicated in Paragraphs 21, 22 and 23. The maximum percentage of Federal participation in allowable advance planning and engineering proposal costs is 50 per cent without exception.

21.

PUBLIC LAND STATES. The following table shows the United States percentage share of allowable project costs in states containing unappropriated and unreserved public lands and nontaxable Indian lands:

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22.

The Department of the Interior annually provides the FAA with the latest
revised computations of public land and nontaxable Indian land areas in
each state. The FAA Washington Office then computes the percentage
which such lands bear to the total land area in the state and, in those
states where this percentage exceeds 5 per cent of the total land area,
the United States share of allowable project costs for projects in that
state is increased by one half of such percentage but such increase shall
not exceed 12 per cent. The applicable percentage figure for each state
falling within these provisions is that figure which has most recently
been published in the Federal Register at the time the Grant Offer is
issued. In preparing each Grant Offer, caution should be exercised that
the latest current percentage figures are used.

LANDING AIDS. The United States share of the project costs of an approved project which represent the costs of the following items shall be 75 per cent of the allowable costs of such installation:

a.

Installation of high intensity runway edge lighting on a
designated instrument landing runway(s) and other runway(s)
with an approved straight-in approach procedure.

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Installation of in-runway (narrow gauge, centerline and turnoff) lighting.

Installation of runway distance markers.

d. Acquiring land, or a suitable property interest in land, or in or over water, required for the installation, operation and maintenance of an ALS.

VIRGIN ISLANDS. The United States share of the project costs of an
approved project located in the Virgin Islands shall be 75 per cent
with respect to funds available under Sections 5(a)(2), 5(a)(3),
5(a)(5), 5(a)(6) and 6(b) of the Act.

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