Forest Service--Apportionment Limitation for Aviation Resources
B-310108: Feb 6, 2008
The Forest Service violated the Antideficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. sect. 1517, when it exceeded an apportionment limitation of $100 million for aviation resources to be used for forest fire suppression activities. The emergency exception to the Antideficiency Act is not applicable because the Forest Service had received an appropriation that was sufficient for these activities; the need for emergency funding was based on the apportionment limitation, which was well below the amount appropriated.