Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2019

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60100-60101]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24297]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Coast Guard
[Docket No. USCG-2010-1066]
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities
Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation
Act; Fiscal Year 2019
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a
requirement of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that
requires a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and
activities funded under the national recreational boating safety
program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal
Register. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has
committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2019, as of
September 30, 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice please
contact Mr. Jeffrey Decker, U.S. Coast Guard, Regulations Development
Manager, (202) 372-1507.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Background and Purpose
    Since 1998, Congress has passed a series of laws providing funding
for projects, programs, and activities funded under the national
recreational boating safety program, which is administered by the U.S.
Coast Guard. For a detailed description of the legislative history,
please see the Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and
Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface
Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2016 Notice published in the Federal
Register on April 12, 2017 (82 FR 17671).
    These funds are available to the Secretary from the Sport Fish
Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) established under 26
U.S.C. 9504(a) for payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and
activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the
national recreational boating safety program. Amounts made available
under this subsection remain available during the two succeeding fiscal
years. Any amount that is unexpended or unobligated at the end of the
3-year period during which it is available, shall be withdrawn by the
Secretary and allocated to the States in addition to any other amounts
available for allocation in the fiscal year in which they are withdrawn
or the following fiscal year.
    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 Trust Fund, and
committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2019 for each
project is shown below.
Specific Accounting of Funds
    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 2019 for each project is shown in
the chart below.
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            Project                    Description             Cost
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46 U.S.C. 43 Compliance:         Provided for                 $2,456,799
 Inspection Program/Boat          continuance of the
 Testing Program.                 national recreational
                                  boat compliance
                                  inspection program,
                                  which began in January
                                  2001.
46 U.S.C. 43 Compliance: Staff   Provided for personnel          585,586
 Salaries and Travel.             to oversee
                                  manufacturer
                                  compliance with 46 USC
                                  43 requirements.
Administrative Overhead........  Office supplies........         109,101
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Boating Accident Report          Provided for                    250,136
 Database (BARD) Web System.      maintaining the BARD
                                  Web System, which
                                  enables reporting
                                  authorities in the 50
                                  States, five U.S.
                                  Territories, and the
                                  District of Columbia
                                  to submit their
                                  accident reports
                                  electronically over a
                                  secure Internet
                                  connection.
Contract Personnel Support.....  Provided contract               672,553
                                  personnel to conduct
                                  boating safety-related
                                  research and analysis.
National Boating Safety          Provided for member              60,975
 Advisory Council.                travel and meeting
                                  costs for the National
                                  Boating Safety
                                  Advisory Council
                                  meetings.
Grant Management Training......  Provided to facilitate          109,531
                                  staff training on new
                                  grant management
                                  requirements.
Recreational Boating Safety      Provided for travel by          168,301
 Program Travel.                  employees of the
                                  Boating Safety
                                  Division to gather
                                  background and
                                  planning information
                                  for new recreational
                                  boating safety
                                  initiatives.
Reimbursable Salaries..........  Provided for 18               2,396,677
                                  personnel directly
                                  related to
                                  coordinating and
                                  carrying out the
                                  national recreational
                                  boating safety program.
Survey.........................  Provided for collecting         469,641
                                  data to support the
                                  National Recreational
                                  Boating Survey.
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    Of the $8.168 million made available to the Coast Guard in fiscal
year 2019, $1,971,866 has been committed, obligated, or expended and an
additional $5,307,440 of prior fiscal year funds have been committed,
obligated, or expended, as of September 30, 2019. The remainder of the
FY18 and FY19 funds made available to the Coast Guard (approximately
$6,231,389) may be retained for the allowable period for the National
Recreational Boating Survey, other projects, or transferred into the
pool of money available for allocation through the state grant program.
Authority
    This notice is issued pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552 and 46 U.S.C.
13107(c)(4).
    Dated: October 31, 2019.
D.C. Barata,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections & Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-24297 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]
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