Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of New Jersey (FEMA-3156-EM), dated November 1, 2000, and related determinations.
November 1, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Madge Dale, Response and Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3772.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated November 1, 2000, the President declared an emergency under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), as follows:
I have determined that the emergency conditions in certain areas of the State of New Jersey, as result of the West Nile Virus on August 5, 2000, and continuing is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq. (the Stafford Act). I, therefore, declare that such an emergency exists in the State of New Jersey.
You are authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act to save lives, protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas. Specifically, you are authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B) at 75 percent Federal funding for eligible expenses incurred by local governments. This assistance excludes regular time costs for subgrantees' regular employees. In addition, you are authorized to provide such other forms of assistance under Title V of the Stafford Act, as you may deem appropriate.
In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes, such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. However, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5193(b), Federal assistance under this declaration will be limited to $5 million. In the event the assistance exceeds $5 million, you shall report to Congress on the nature and extent of emergency assistance and shall propose additional legislation if necessary, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. § 5193(b)(3).
Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under Executive Order 12148, I hereby appoint Michael Byrne of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared emergency.
I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of New Jersey to have been affected adversely by this declared emergency:
Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morries, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties for assistance as specified in the declaration letter quoted above.
(The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 83.537, Community Disaster Loans; 83.538, Cora Brown Fund Program; 83.539, Crisis Counseling; 83.540, Disaster Legal Services Program; 83.541, Disaster Unemployment Start Printed Page 67748Assistance (DUA); 83.542, Fire Suppression Assistance; 83.543, Individual and Family Grant (IFG) Program; 83.544, Public Assistance Grants; 83.545, Disaster Housing Program; 83.548, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.)Start Signature
James L. Witt,
[FR Doc. 00-29005 Filed 11-09-00; 8:45 am]
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