[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 187 (Thursday, September 25, 2008)]
[Page 55522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-22561]



Federal Emergency Management Agency


Vermont; 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 Vermont (FEMA-1790-DR), dated September 12, 
2008, and related determinations.

DATES: Effective Date: September 12, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance 
Directorate, 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 September 12, 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. 5121-5207 (the Stafford Act), as follows:

    I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State 
of Vermont resulting from severe storms and flooding during the 
period of July 21 to August 12, 2008, 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 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major 
disaster exists in the State of Vermont.
    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, Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any 
other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act that you deem 
appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance 
be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act 
for Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total 
eligible costs. Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for 
Public Assistance also will be limited to 75 percent of the total 
eligible costs, except for any particular projects that are eligible 
for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the FEMA Public 
Assistance Pilot Program instituted pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 777. If 
Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act is 
later requested and warranted, Federal funding under that program 
also 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice 
that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under 
Executive Order 12148, as amended, Philip E. Parr, of FEMA is appointed 
to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster.
    The following areas of the State of Vermont have been designated as 
adversely affected by this declared major disaster:

    Addison, Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Washington, and 
Windsor Counties for Public Assistance.
    All counties within the State of Vermont 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; 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.)

R. David Paulison,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E8-22561 Filed 9-24-08; 8:45 am]