Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Federated States of Micronesia (FEMA-1449-DR), dated January 6, 2003, and related determinations.
January 6, 2003.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Magda Ruiz, Response and Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705 or Magda.Ruiz@fema.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated January 6, 2003, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows:
I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the Federated States of Micronesia, resulting from Typhoon Pongsona on December 5-7, 2002, 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. 5121-5206 (Stafford Act). I, therefore, declare that such a major disaster exists in the Federated States of Micronesia.
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 assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct Federal assistance, under Public Assistance in the designated areas, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate subject to completion of Preliminary Damage Assessments. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance under section 408 of the Stafford Act and Hazard Mitigation are later warranted, Federal funding under these programs will also 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.
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 David Fukutomi 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 Federated States of Micronesia to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster:
Chuuk State for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B) under the Public Assistance program, including direct Federal assistance at 75 percent Federal funding.
(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); 83.556, Fire Management Assistance; 83.558, Individual and Household Housing; 83.559, Individual and Household Disaster Housing Operations; 83.560 Individual and Household Program-Other Needs, 83.544, Public Assistance Grants; 83.548, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.)Start Signature
Joe M. Allbaugh,
[FR Doc. 03-1089 Filed 1-16-03; 8:45 am]
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