[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 111 (Thursday, June 9, 2011)]
[Pages 33775-33776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14322]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1979-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001]

Tennessee; 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 Tennessee (FEMA-1979-DR), dated May 9, 2011, 
and related determinations.

DATES: Effective Date: May 9, 2011.

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 May 9, 2011, 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 Tennessee resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, straight line 
winds, and flooding beginning on April 19, 2011, 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 Tennessee.
    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 Public 
Assistance in the designated areas, and Hazard Mitigation throughout 
the State. Direct Federal assistance is authorized. 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

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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, W. Montague Winfield, of FEMA is 
appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major 
    The following areas of the State of Tennessee have been designated 
as adversely affected by this major disaster:

    Dyer, Lake, Obion, Shelby, and Stewart Counties for Individual 
    Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, 
Houston, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Montgomery, Obion, Shelby, and 
Stewart Counties for Public Assistance, including direct Federal 
    All counties within the State of Tennessee 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.

W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-14322 Filed 6-8-11; 8:45 am]