Disaster Declarations: Texas

 
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Federal Register: October 10, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 198)

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA-1791-DR

Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-1791-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.

DATES: Effective Date: September 13, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance

Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472,

(202) 646-2705.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated September 13, 2008, 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 State of Texas resulting from Hurricane Ike beginning on September 7, 2008, and continuing, 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. 5121-5207

(the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Texas.

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 Individual Assistance and assistance for debris removal (Category A), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program in the designated areas; Hazard Mitigation throughout the State; and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act that you deem appropriate subject to completion of Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs), unless you determine that the incident is of such unusual severity and magnitude that PDAs are not required to determine the need for supplemental Federal assistance pursuant to 44 CFR 206.33(d).

Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for

Public Assistance and Other Needs Assistance will 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.

The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public

Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration.

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, Sandy

Coachman of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating

Officer for this declared disaster.

I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Texas to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster:

Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend,

Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson,

Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton,

Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler,

Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties for Individual Assistance.

Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend,

Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson,

Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton,

Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler,

Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties for debris removal (Category

A), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public

Assistance.

All counties within the State of Texas are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

(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, Individual and Household Housing; 97.049,

Individual and Household Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050

Individual and Household Program--Other Needs, 97.036, Public

Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.)

R. David Paulison,

Administrator,Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FR Doc. E8-24074 Filed 10-9-08; 8:45 am

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