Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA-1349-DR), dated November 27, 2000, and related determinations.
November 27, 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 27, 2000, the President declared a major disaster 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 damage in certain areas of the State of Oklahoma, resulting from severe storms and flooding on October 21-29, 2000, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 USC 5121, et seq., as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106-390, 114 Stat. 1552 (2000), (Stafford Act). I, therefore, declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma.
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.
You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation in the designated areas. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance or Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs.
Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act.
The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) will manage the Public Assistance operation, including project eligibility reviews, process control, and resource allocation. FEMA will retain obligation authority, the final approval of environmental and historic preservation reviews, and will assist SEMA to the extent that such assistance is necessary and is specifically requested by SEMA.
The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration.
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 Joe D. Bray of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster.
I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Oklahoma to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster:
Caddo and Grady Counties for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance.
Carter, Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Kiowa, McClain and Tillman Counties for Public Assistance.
All counties within the State of Oklahoma are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
(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 Assistance (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. 00-31373 Filed 12-8-00; 8:45 am]
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