Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on Recovery Policy RP9525.2, Donated Resources.
Comments must be received by December 2, 2013.
Comments must be identified by docket ID FEMA-2013-0044 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please note that this proposed policy is not a rulemaking and the Federal Rulemaking Portal is being utilized only as a mechanism for receiving comments.
Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 8NE, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472-3100.
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I. Public Participation
Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice, which can be viewed by clicking on the “Privacy Notice” link in the footer of www.regulations.gov.
You may submit your comments and material by the methods specified in the ADDRESSES section above. Please submit your comments and any supporting material by only one means to avoid the receipt and review of duplicate submissions.
Docket: The proposed policy is available in docket ID FEMA-2013-0044. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov and search for the docket ID. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, 8NE, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.
This is an existing policy that is scheduled for review to ensure that Recovery Directorate policies are consistent with current laws and regulations. The proposed policy establishes the criteria by which applicants will be credited for volunteer labor, donated equipment and donated materials used in the performance of eligible emergency work (Categories A and B). A proposed change to the policy will allow the value of mass care and sheltering activities provided by a voluntary agency to be applied to the non-Federal share as a donated resource even when those activities are part of the organization's mission. The proposed policy does not have the force or effect of law.
FEMA seeks comment on the proposed policy, which is available online at http://www.regulations.gov in docket ID FEMA-2013-0044. Based on the comments received, FEMA may make appropriate revisions to the proposed policy. Although FEMA will consider any comments received in the drafting of the final policy, FEMA will not provide a response to comments. When or if FEMA issues a final policy, FEMA will publish a notice of availability in the Federal Register and make the final policy available at http://www.regulations.gov. The final policy will not have the force or effect of law.
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David J. Kaufman,
Director, Office of Policy and Program Analysis, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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