[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 234 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)]
[Pages 57770-57771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26330]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-4347-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2017-0001]

Kansas; 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 Kansas (FEMA-4347-DR), dated November 7, 
2017, and related determinations.

DATES: The declaration was issued November 7, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and 
Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2833.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter 
dated November 7, 2017, 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 Kansas resulting from severe storms, straight-line winds, and 
flooding during the period of July 22-27, 2017, 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 Kansas.
    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

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Hazard Mitigation throughout the State. 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, with the 
exception of projects that meet the eligibility criteria for a 
higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the Public Assistance 
Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented 
pursuant to section 428 of the Stafford Act.
    Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration 
for the approved assistance 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, David G. Samaniego, of FEMA is 
appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major 
    The following areas of the State of Kansas have been designated as 
adversely affected by this major disaster:

    Johnson and Wyandotte Counties for Public Assistance.
    All areas within the State of Kansas are eligible 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.

Brock Long,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2017-26330 Filed 12-6-17; 8:45 am]