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Notice of Adjustment of Countywide Per Capita Impact Indicator

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

FEMA gives notice that the countywide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2003 will be increased.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

October 1, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

James Walke, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3834.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Response and Recovery Directorate Policy No. 9122.1 provides that FEMA will adjust the countywide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program to reflect annual changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the Department of Labor.

FEMA gives notice of an increase in the countywide per capita impact indicator to $2.77 for all disasters declared on or after October 1, 2003.

FEMA bases the adjustment on an increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers of 2.2 percent for the 12-month period ended in August 2003. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released the information on September 18, 2003.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.516, Disaster Assistance.)

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Michael D. Brown,

Under Secretary, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 03-25997 Filed 10-14-03; 8:45 am]

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