Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Virginia (FEMA-1392-DR), dated September 21, 2001, and related determinations.
September 21, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Madge Dale, Readiness, Response and Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated September 21, 2001, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5204c (the Stafford Act), as follows:
I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the Commonwealth of Virginia, resulting from fires and explosions on September 11, 2001, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5204c (the Stafford Act). I, therefore, declare that such a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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, Categories A and B (debris removal and emergency protective measures) under the Public Assistance program in the designated areas, Hazard Mitigation throughout the Commonwealth, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act as you may deem appropriate. Federal funding for debris removal to eliminate immediate threats to public health and safety and emergency protective measures to save lives and protect public health and safety, shall remain at 100 percent Federal funding, as I previously authorized under Section 501 (b) of the Stafford Act and my declaration of September 12, 2001. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for 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 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 Thomas Davies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster.
I do hereby determine the following area of the Commonwealth of Virginia to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster:
Arlington County for Individual Assistance, and debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B) under the Public Assistance program at 100 percent Federal funding.
All counties within the Commonwealth of Virginia are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.Start Signature
(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.)
Joe M. Allbaugh,
[FR Doc. 01-25247 Filed 10-5-01; 8:45 am]
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