[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 15, 2011)]
[Pages 35006-35007]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14867]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2010-0048]

Recovery Policy RP9525.16, Research-Related Equipment and 

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: This document provides notice of the availability of the final 
policy RP9525.16, Research-related Equipment and Furnishings. The 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a notice of 
availability and request for comments on August 13, 2010.

DATES: This policy is effective May 3, 2011.

ADDRESSES: This final policy is available online at http://www.regulations.gov and on FEMA's Web site at http://www.fema.gov. The 
proposed and final policy, all related Federal Register notices, and 
all public comments received during the comment period are available at 
http://www.regulations.gov under docket ID FEMA-2010-0048. You may also 
view a hard copy of the final policy at the Office of Chief Counsel, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20472-3100.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Atkinson, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, or via e-
mail at [email protected].

    The intent of this policy is to identify the expenses associated 
with disaster-damaged research-related equipment and furnishings of 
eligible private nonprofit or public facilities that are eligible for 
reimbursement under the Public Assistance (PA) Program. FEMA requested 
review and comment on the draft policy from August 13, 2010, through 
September 13, 2010 (75 FR 49506). FEMA received and adjudicated the 
comments. While the final policy does not make significant substantive 
changes to the previously effective policy (dated April 30, 2007), the 
updated policy does include clarifying language in several sections. 
These clarifications include: additional language on FEMA authorities 
in section V; the addition of section VI.D on the application of 
existing PA insurance requirements; a minor clarification in VIII.A 
indicating that an active research program must support an eligible 
function; an update to VIII.B.1 that allows an applicant input on 
decisions regarding the genetic likeness of lab animals; the deletion 
document retention language in VIII.B.3, given that existing PA 
documentation requirements apply to all PA projects, including 
involving research-related equipment and furnishings; and a minor 
clarification in section VIII.F by citing the specific relevant 
provision in the regulations.

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    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 5121-5207; 44 CFR part 206.

David J. Kaufman,
Director, Office of Policy and Program Analysis, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
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