Federal Register: December 8, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 235)
DOCID: FR Doc E5-7059
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEM ID: [FEMA-1617-DR]
ACTION: Disaster and emergency areas:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Kentucky; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
EFFECTIVE DATES: December 1, 2005.
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA1617DR), dated December 1, 2005, and related determinations.
Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated December 1, 2005, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 51215206 (the Stafford Act), as follows:
I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, resulting from severe storms and tornadoes on November 15, 2005, 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. 51215206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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 in the designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the Commonwealth, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation and the Other Needs Assistance under section 408 of the Stafford Act will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Public Assistance is later requested and warranted, Federal funds provided under that program will also 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 Acting Director, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Jesse Munoz, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster.
I do hereby determine the following areas of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: Hopkins and Marshall Counties for Individual Assistance.
All counties within the Commonwealth of Kentucky 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, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049,
Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050
Individuals and Households ProgramOther Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance
Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.)
R. David Paulison,
Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E57059 Filed 12705; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 6462705.