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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 9, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency Notice of Adjustment of Disaster Grant Amounts Notice of Adjustment of Statewide Per Capita Impact Indicator Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. FEMA gives notice of an increase of the maximum amount for Small Project Grants to State and local governments and private nonprofit facilities for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007. SUMMARY: Effective Date: October 1, 2007, and applies to major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Walke, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3834. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206, prescribes that FEMA must annually adjust the maximum grant amount made under section 422, Small Project Grants, Simplified Procedure, relating to the Public Assistance program, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the Department of Labor. FEMA gives notice of an increase of the maximum amount of any Small Project Grant made to the State, local government, or to the owner or operator of an eligible private nonprofit facility, under section 422 of the Stafford Act, to $60,900 for all disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007. FEMA bases the adjustment on an increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers of 2.0 percent for the 12-month period ended in August 2007. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released the information on September 19, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.036, Public Assistance Grants) R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–19835 Filed 10–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Oct 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: FEMA gives notice that the statewide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007, will be increased. DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2007, and applies to major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Walke, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3834. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 44 CFR 206.48 provides that FEMA will adjust the statewide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the Department of Labor. FEMA gives notice that the statewide per capita impact indicator will be increased to $1.24 for all disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007. FEMA bases the adjustment on an increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers of 2.0 percent for the 12-month period ended in August 2007. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released the information on September 19, 2007. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.036, Public Assistance Grants) R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–19838 Filed 10–5–07; 8:45 am] 57341 SUMMARY: FEMA gives notice of the maximum amounts for assistance under the Individuals and Households Program for emergencies and major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007. DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2007, and applies to emergencies and major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Berl D. Jones, Jr., Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4235. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 5174, prescribes that FEMA must annually adjust the maximum amounts for assistance provided under the Individuals and Households (IHP) Program. FEMA gives notice that the maximum amount of IHP financial assistance provided to an individual or household under section 408 of the Act with respect to any single emergency or major disaster is $28,800. The increase in award amount as stated above is for any single emergency or major disaster declared on or after October 1, 2007. FEMA bases the adjustment on an increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers of 2.0 percent for the 12-month period ended in August 2007. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released the information on September 19, 2007. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.048, Individuals and Households— Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households—Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050, Individuals and Households—Other Needs) R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–19834 Filed 10–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA Docket ID 2007–0007] Notice of Maximum Amount of Assistance Under the Individuals and Households Program Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Response Framework Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 57342 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 9, 2007 / Notices SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on the draft supporting documents to the National Response Framework (NRF). Composed of the Emergency Support Functions Annexes, Support Annexes, and Incident Annexes, these supplemental documents provide additional guidance that may be used in implementing the NRF. Combined with the NRF, these documents incorporate lessons-learned from recent disasters, and articulate more clearly the roles of the States, tribal, and local jurisdictions and the private sector to guide a successful response to natural disasters or terrorist attacks. DATES: Comments must be received by November 10, 2007. ADDRESSES: The NRF and supporting documents are available online in the NRF Resource Center located at http:// www.fema.gov/NRF, as well as in the docket for this notice at www.regulations.gov. You may also view hard copies at the Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. You may submit comments on the supporting documents, identified by Docket ID FEMA–2007–0007, by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket ID FEMA–2007–0007 in the subject line of the message. Fax: 866–466–5370. Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Regulation & Policy Team, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. Instructions: All Submissions received must include the agency name and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available on the Privacy and Use Notice link on the Administration Navigation Bar of www.regulations.gov. FEMA has also provided a form, available in the docket at www.regulations.gov and in NRF Resource Center at http:// www.fema.gov/NRF or http:// www.fema.gov/emergency/NRF. Due to the large number of comments that are VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Oct 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 expected, FEMA asks that comments be submitted using this form. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov and search for docket number FEMA–2007–0007. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Slaten, Acting National Response Framework Branch Chief, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463, 202–646–8152. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Response Framework (NRF) builds on the current National Response Plan and, using the comprehensive framework of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), serves as a guide to how the nation conducts allhazards incident management. The annexes, consisting of the Emergency Support Functions Annexes, Support Annexes and Incident Annexes, add to the NRF to provide additional guidance to support Federal departments and agencies, States, tribes, local entities, the private sector, volunteer and other organizations in catastrophic incidents. The Emergency Support Function Annexes provide the structure for coordinating Federal interagency support for a Federal response to an incident. They are mechanisms for grouping functions used to provide Federal support to States and Federalto-Federal support, both for declared disasters and emergencies under the Stafford Act and for non-Stafford Act incidents. The Support Annexes describe how Federal departments and agencies, States, tribes, local entities, the private sector, volunteer and other organizations coordinate and execute the common functional processes and administrative requirements necessary to ensure efficient and effective incident management. The actions described in the Support Annexes are not limited to particular types of events but are overarching in nature and applicable to nearly every type of incident, In addition, they may support several Emergency Support Functions. The Incident Annexes, on the other hand, outline the actions, roles and responsibilities associated with a response to a particular type of catastrophic incident. The NRF and its supplemental materials are written especially for government executives, private-sector PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 leaders and emergency management practitioners. At the same time, they inform emergency management practitioners, explaining the operating structures and tools used routinely by first responders and emergency managers at all levels of government. The Department is providing the current draft of the NRF supplemental documents for public comment; these draft documents do not necessarily reflect the final policy of the Administration. The NRF support documents are available online in the NRF Resource Center located at http:// www.fema.gov/NRF, and the docket for this notice at www.regulations.gov. Authority: Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, 6 U.S.C. 101, et seq., Homeland Security Presidential Directive–5, Management of Domestic Incidents. Dated: September 30, 2007. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57341-57342]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-19849]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[FEMA Docket ID 2007-0007]


National Response Framework

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting 
comments on the draft supporting documents to the National Response 
Framework (NRF). Composed of the Emergency Support Functions Annexes, 
Support Annexes, and Incident Annexes, these supplemental documents 
provide additional guidance that may be used in implementing the NRF. 
Combined with the NRF, these documents incorporate lessons-learned from 
recent disasters, and articulate more clearly the roles of the States, 
tribal, and local jurisdictions and the private sector to guide a 
successful response to natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

DATES: Comments must be received by November 10, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The NRF and supporting documents are available online in the 
NRF Resource Center located at http://www.fema.gov/NRF, as well as in 
the docket for this notice at www.regulations.gov. You may also view 
hard copies at the Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. 
You may submit comments on the supporting documents, identified by 
Docket ID FEMA-2007-0007, by one of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    E-mail: FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket ID FEMA-2007-0007 in 
the subject line of the message.
    Fax: 866-466-5370.
    Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Regulation & Policy Team, Office of 
Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
    Instructions: All Submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or 
material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will 
include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting 
this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act 
notice that is available on the Privacy and Use Notice link on the 
Administration Navigation Bar of www.regulations.gov.
    FEMA has also provided a form, available in the docket at 
www.regulations.gov and in NRF Resource Center at http://www.fema.gov/
NRF or http://www.fema.gov/emergency/NRF. Due to the large number of 
comments that are expected, FEMA asks that comments be submitted using 
this form.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://
www.regulations.gov and search for docket number FEMA-2007-0007. 
Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief 
Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Slaten, Acting National 
Response Framework Branch Chief, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463, 202-646-8152.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Response Framework (NRF) builds 
on the current National Response Plan and, using the comprehensive 
framework of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), serves as 
a guide to how the nation conducts all-hazards incident management. The 
annexes, consisting of the Emergency Support Functions Annexes, Support 
Annexes and Incident Annexes, add to the NRF to provide additional 
guidance to support Federal departments and agencies, States, tribes, 
local entities, the private sector, volunteer and other organizations 
in catastrophic incidents.
    The Emergency Support Function Annexes provide the structure for 
coordinating Federal interagency support for a Federal response to an 
incident. They are mechanisms for grouping functions used to provide 
Federal support to States and Federal-to-Federal support, both for 
declared disasters and emergencies under the Stafford Act and for non-
Stafford Act incidents.
    The Support Annexes describe how Federal departments and agencies, 
States, tribes, local entities, the private sector, volunteer and other 
organizations coordinate and execute the common functional processes 
and administrative requirements necessary to ensure efficient and 
effective incident management. The actions described in the Support 
Annexes are not limited to particular types of events but are 
overarching in nature and applicable to nearly every type of incident, 
In addition, they may support several Emergency Support Functions. The 
Incident Annexes, on the other hand, outline the actions, roles and 
responsibilities associated with a response to a particular type of 
catastrophic incident.
    The NRF and its supplemental materials are written especially for 
government executives, private-sector leaders and emergency management 
practitioners. At the same time, they inform emergency management 
practitioners, explaining the operating structures and tools used 
routinely by first responders and emergency managers at all levels of 
government.
    The Department is providing the current draft of the NRF 
supplemental documents for public comment; these draft documents do not 
necessarily reflect the final policy of the Administration. The NRF 
support documents are available online in the NRF Resource Center 
located at http://www.fema.gov/NRF, and the docket for this notice at 
www.regulations.gov.

    Authority: Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, 6 U.S.C. 
101, et seq., Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5, Management 
of Domestic Incidents.

    Dated: September 30, 2007.
R. David Paulison,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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