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Mississippi; Amendment No. 14 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1604-DR), dated August 29, 2005, and related determinations.


Effective Date: June 29, 2006.

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Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705.

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Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated June 29, 2006, 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. 5121-5206 (Stafford Act), in a letter to R. David Paulison, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, as follows:

I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Mississippi resulting from Hurricane Katrina, during the period of August 29 to October 14, 2005, is of sufficient severity and magnitude that special cost-sharing arrangements are warranted regarding Federal funds provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5206.

Therefore, I amend my declarations of August 29, 2005, September 1, 2005, October 22, 2005, November 19, 2005, December 21, 2005, and March 7, 2006, to authorize Federal funds for debris removal (Category A), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 100 percent of total eligible costs through and including May 15, 2007. The area eligible for assistance is limited to existing projects in the Mississippi Sound. The Sound also incorporates rivers and tributaries in the southern Mississippi region that are part of the intra-coastal waterway system.

Please notify Governor Barbour and the Federal Coordinating Officer of this amendment to my major disaster declarations.

This cost share is effective as of the date of the President's major disaster declaration.

(The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050, Individuals and Households Program—Other Needs; 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.)

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R. David Paulison,

Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management and Director of FEMA.

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[FR Doc. E6-11513 Filed 7-19-06; 8:45 am]