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New York; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).




This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of New York (FEMA-1391-DR), dated September 11, 2001, and related determinations.


September 18, 2001.

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Madge Dale, Readiness, Response and Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705.

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Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated September 18, 2001, the President amended the cost-sharing arrangements concerning Federal funds provided under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 51521 et seq.), in a letter to Joe M. Allbaugh, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as follows:

I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of New York, resulting from fires and explosions on September 11, 2001, is of sufficient severity and magnitude that the provision of additional Federal assistance to ensure public health and safety is warranted under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5204c (the Stafford Act).

Therefore, I amend my major disaster declaration of September 11, 2001, to provide that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may reimburse 100 percent of total eligible costs for all Categories under Public Assistance. This adjustment of the cost share may be provided to all counties under the major disaster declaration.

Furthermore, because of the unique nature and magnitude of this event, the federal contribution for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is authorized for up to five percent of the estimated aggregate amount of grants (less any associated administrative costs). I believe that this amount will sufficiently address the mitigation needs of the State of New York.

Please notify the Governor of New York and the Federal Coordinating Officer of this amendment to my major disaster declaration.

(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.)

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Joe M. Allbaugh,


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[FR Doc. 01-24350 Filed 9-27-01; 8:45 am]