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This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the Federated States of Micronesia (FEMA-3276-EM), dated July 31, 2007, and related determinations.
Effective Date: July 31, 2007.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance 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 July 31, 2007, the President declared an emergency declaration 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 emergency conditions in certain areas of the Federated States of Micronesia resulting from a drought beginning on March 5, 2007, and continuing, are of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such an emergency exists in the Federated States of Micronesia.
You are authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas. Specifically, you are authorized to provide Individual Assistance, limited to the Emergency Food Assistance Program, and emergency protective measures (Category B) under the Public Assistance program, including direct Federal assistance. This assistance excludes regular time costs for subgrantees' regular employees. In addition, you are authorized to provide such other forms of assistance under Title V of the Stafford Act as you may deem appropriate. 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.
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 emergency assistance and administrative expenses. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, Department of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Woodrow Goins, Jr., of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared emergency.
I do hereby determine the following areas of the Federated States of Micronesia to have been affected adversely by this declared emergency:
The islands of Kuttu, Lukunoch, Onanu, Oneop, Onou, and Tamatam within Chuuk State for Individual Assistance, limited to the Emergency Food Assistance Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and emergency protective measures (Category B) under the Public Assistance program, including direct Federal assistance.
(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.)Start Signature
R. David Paulison,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E7-15859 Filed 8-13-07; 8:45 am]
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