[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68800-68801]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27889]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-4087-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2012-0002]


Connecticut; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major 
disaster for the State of Connecticut (FEMA-4087-DR), dated October 30, 
2012, and related determinations.

DATES:  Effective Date: October 30, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Office of Response and 
Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3886.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter 
dated October 30, 2012, the President issued a major disaster 
declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the 
``Stafford Act''), as follows:

    I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State 
of Connecticut resulting from Hurricane Sandy beginning on October 
27, 2012, 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 et seq. 
(the ``Stafford Act''). Therefore, I declare that such a major 
disaster exists in the State of Connecticut.
    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, assistance 
for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A 
and B), 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).
    Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is 
supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for 
Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, 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 
for the approved assistance 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, under 
Executive Order 12148, as amended, Albert Lewis, of FEMA is appointed 
to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster.
    The following areas of the State of Connecticut have been 
designated as adversely affected by this major disaster:

    Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London Counties and the 
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribal Nation located 
within New London County for Individual Assistance.
    Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London Counties and the 
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribal Nation located 
within New London County for debris removal and emergency protective 
measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal assistance, 
under the Public Assistance program.
    All counties and Indian Tribes in the State of Connecticut 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

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for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 
97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster 
Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 
97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing 
Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared 
Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster 
Assistance--Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and 
Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to 
Individuals and Households--Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants--
Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, 
Hazard Mitigation Grant.

W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-27889 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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