[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 160 (Monday, August 19, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Page 53797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-20960]


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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

[FEMA-1430-DR]


Northern Mariana Islands; Major Disaster and Related 
Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major 
disaster for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (FEMA-
1430-DR), dated August 6, 2002, and related determinations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 6, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Robuck, Response and Recovery 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, 
(202) 646-2705 or Rich.Robuck@fema.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter 
dated August 6, 2002, 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 (Stafford Act), as follows:

    I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, resulting from Typhoon 
Chata'an on July 4-5, 2002, 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. 5121-5206 
(Stafford Act). I, therefore, declare that such a major disaster 
exists in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
    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 Public 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 Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be 
limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Individual 
Assistance is later requested and warranted, Federal funds provided 
under that program will also be limited to 75 percent of the total 
eligible costs. You are authorized to make adjustments as warranted 
to the non-Federal cost shares as provided under the Insular Areas 
Act, 48 U.S.C. 1469a(d).
    Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration 
to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the authority vested in the 
Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under Executive 
Order 12148, I hereby appoint William L. Carwile, III of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer 
for this declared disaster.
    I do hereby determine the following area within the Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands to have been affected adversely by this 
declared major disaster: Island of Rota for Public Assistance.
    All areas within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 
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: 83.537, Community 
Disaster Loans; 83.538, Cora Brown Fund Program; 83.539, Crisis 
Counseling; 83.540, Disaster Legal Services Program; 83.541, 
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 83.542, Fire Suppression 
Assistance; 83.543, Individual and Family Grant (IFG) Program; 
83.544, Public Assistance Grants; 83.545, Disaster Housing Program; 
83.548, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.)
Joe M. Allbaugh,
Director.
[FR Doc. 02-20960 Filed 8-16-02; 8:45 am]
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