Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations, 71544 [E5-6655]

Download as PDF 71544 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 29, 2005 / Notices pursuant to the authority vested in the Acting Director, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Justo Hernandez, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. I do hereby determine the following areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1613–DR] Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA–1613–DR), dated November 10, 2005, and related determinations. DATES: Effective November 10, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated November 10, 2005, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico resulting from severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides on October 9–15, 2005, 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 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 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 island-wide for the principal island of Puerto Rico within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation, will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act is later requested and warranted, Federal funding under that program will also 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:13 Nov 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 ´ The municipalities of Aibonito, Juana Dıaz, ˜ Lares, Maricao, Penuelas, Ponce, Salinas, Santa Isabel, Utuado, Villalba, Yabucoa, and Yauco for Public Assistance. All municipalities in the principal island of Puerto Rico within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 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 Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050, Individuals and Households Program—Other Needs; 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) R. David Paulison, Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[FEMA-1613-DR]


Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major 
disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1613-DR), dated 
November 10, 2005, and related determinations.

DATES: Effective November 10, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter 
dated November 10, 2005, the President declared a major disaster under 
the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows:

    I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico resulting from severe storms, flooding, 
landslides, and mudslides on October 9-15, 2005, 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 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    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 island-wide for the principal 
island of Puerto Rico within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and 
any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem 
appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance 
be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act 
for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation, will be limited to 75 
percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance under 
Section 408 of the Stafford Act is later requested and warranted, 
Federal funding under that program will also 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 Acting Director, under 
Executive Order 12148, as amended, Justo Hernandez, of FEMA is 
appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared 
disaster.
    I do hereby determine the following areas of the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico to have been affected adversely by this declared major 
disaster:

    The municipalities of Aibonito, Juana D[iacute]az, Lares, 
Maricao, Pe[ntilde]uelas, Ponce, Salinas, Santa Isabel, Utuado, 
Villalba, Yabucoa, and Yauco for Public Assistance.
    All municipalities in the principal island of Puerto Rico within 
the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 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 Program; 97.032, Crisis 
Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, 
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management 
Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, 
Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050, 
Individuals and Households Program--Other Needs; 97.036, Public 
Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.)

R. David Paulison,
Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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