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Download as PDF 8890 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver’s license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.879, Medical Library Assistance, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Carl Rubenstein, Wilson-Fish Program Manager, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20047. Telephone: (202) 205–5933. Email: Carl.Rubenstein@acf.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: February 11, 2008. Brent R. Orrell, Acting Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement. [FR Doc. E8–2858 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council [FEMA–1744–DR] Arkansas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Notice of Cancellation of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 Wilson-Fish Discretionary Grant Program Standing Announcement (HHS–2004–ACF– ORR–RW–0005) SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas (FEMA–1744–DR), dated February 7, 2008, and related determinations. AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, DHHS. DATES: CFDA#: 93.583 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Office of Refugee Resettlement Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Legislative Authority: This program is authorized by the Wilson/Fish Amendment, Public Law 98–473, 8 U.S.C. 1522(e)(7). SUMMARY: This notice cancels the FY 2004 Wilson-Fish Discretionary Grant Program Standing Announcement (HHS–2004–ACF–ORR–RW–0005) that was published in the Federal Register of April 5, 2004 (69 FR 17692–01). The Wilson-Fish Announcement will be published in FY 2008 at the Administration for Children and Families’ Grant Opportunities Web page at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/ index.html and at http:// www.grants.gov. The title of the new Announcement will be the Wilson-Fish Alternative Program Standing Announcement. The new Standing Announcement and application packages will also be available at http:// www.grants.gov. Interested parties should register with http:// www.grants.gov to receive e-mail alerts announcing publication, application due dates, and application requirements. Conway, Izard, and Randolph Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures [Categories A and B], including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance 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 Presidential Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance—Disaster Jkt 214001 BILLING CODE 9110–10–P BILLING CODE 4184–01–P BILLING CODE 4140–01–M 15:58 Feb 14, 2008 R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–2905 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] Federal Emergency Management Agency Dated: February 7, 2008. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 08–666 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs, 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) AGENCY: Effective Date: February 11, 2008. Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of February 7, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to the National Advisory Council. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply for appointment. As provided for in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007, the Secretary of Homeland Security established the NAC to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of Federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. The NAC consists of 33 members, all of whom are experts and leaders in their respective fields. One-third of the membership was appointed for a one (1) year termexpiring on June 15, 2008. Accordingly, the following discipline areas for the one (1) year expiring terms will be open for applications and nominations: Emergency management, emergency response, health scientist, standards setting, infrastructure protection, communications, disabilities, local government official (non-elected), and tribal elected official. Qualified individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited to apply for appointment. All ethnicities and genders are encouraged to apply. DATES: Applications for membership should reach FEMA at the address below on or before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should be submitted by: • E-mail: alyson.price@dhs.gov. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices • Fax: (202) 646–3347. • Mail: Alyson Price, Designated Federal Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Advisory Council, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyson Price, telephone 202–646–3746; e-mail alyson.price@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Advisory Council (NAC) is an advisory committee established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. (Pub. L. 92–463). Section 508 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–296), as amended by section 611 of the PostKatrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, as set forth in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 109–295), directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish the NAC to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of Federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. The NAC assists FEMA in carrying out its missions by providing advice and recommendations in the development and revision of the national preparedness goal, the national preparedness system, NIMS, the National Response Plan, and other related plans and strategies. The members of the NAC are appointed by the Administrator of FEMA and are composed of Federal, State, local, tribal, and private-sector leaders and subject matter experts in law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, hospital, public works, emergency management, State and local governments, public health, emergency response, standardssetting and accrediting organizations, representatives of individuals with disabilities and other special needs, infrastructure protection, cyber security, communications, and homeland security communities. Some members are appointed as Special Government Employees (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. Specifically, the following four discipline areas will be filled by SGE appointments: Health scientist, infrastructure protection and communications. As a candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). OGE Form 450 or the information contained therein may not be released to the public except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Feb 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Applicants can obtain this form by going to the website of the Office of Government Ethics (http:// www.oge.gov), or by contacting Alyson Price. Ms. Price’s contact information is provided in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT above. Qualified individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited to apply for appointment by submitting a resume or CV along with letters of recommendation to Ms. Price. Current NAC members whose terms are ending should notify the Designated Federal Officer of their interest in reappointment in lieu of submitting a new application, and should provide an updated resume or CV, and letters of recommendation for consideration. The NAC meets in a plenary session approximately once per quarter. With respect to quarterly meetings, the NAC also holds at least one teleconference meeting with public call-in lines. Members serve without compensation from the Federal Government; however, consistent with the charter, they do receive travel reimbursement and per diem under applicable Federal travel regulations. In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on gender and ethic diversity, qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply for membership. Dated: February 6, 2008. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–2904 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–21–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1743–DR] Hawaii; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Hawaii (FEMA– 1743–DR), dated February 6, 2008, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 6, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8891 Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated February 6, 2008, 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: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Hawaii resulting from severe storms, high surf, flooding, and mudslides during the period of December 4– 7, 2007, 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 State of Hawaii. 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 throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act that you deem appropriate. 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, except for any particular projects that are eligible for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the FEMA Public Assistance Pilot Program instituted pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 777. If Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act is later requested and warranted, Federal funding under that program also will 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 Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Kenneth R. Tingman, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. The following areas of the State of Hawaii have been designated as adversely affected by this declared major disaster: Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui Counties for Public Assistance. All counties within the State of Hawaii 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, E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8890-8891]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-2904]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


National Advisory Council

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to 
the National Advisory Council.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting 
individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory 
Council (NAC) to apply for appointment. As provided for in the 
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007, the 
Secretary of Homeland Security established the NAC to ensure effective 
and ongoing coordination of Federal preparedness, protection, response, 
recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and 
other man-made disasters. The NAC consists of 33 members, all of whom 
are experts and leaders in their respective fields. One-third of the 
membership was appointed for a one (1) year term-expiring on June 15, 
2008. Accordingly, the following discipline areas for the one (1) year 
expiring terms will be open for applications and nominations: Emergency 
management, emergency response, health scientist, standards setting, 
infrastructure protection, communications, disabilities, local 
government official (non-elected), and tribal elected official. 
Qualified individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited to 
apply for appointment. All ethnicities and genders are encouraged to 
apply.

DATES: Applications for membership should reach FEMA at the address 
below on or before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should 
be submitted by:
     E-mail: alyson.price@dhs.gov.

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     Fax: (202) 646-3347.
     Mail: Alyson Price, Designated Federal Officer, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, National Advisory Council, 500 C Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyson Price, telephone 202-646-3746; 
e-mail alyson.price@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Advisory Council (NAC) is an 
advisory committee established in accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. (Pub. L. 92-463). 
Section 508 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-296), as 
amended by section 611 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform 
Act of 2006, as set forth in the Department of Homeland Security 
Appropriations Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 109-295), directed the Secretary of 
Homeland Security to establish the NAC to ensure effective and ongoing 
coordination of Federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, 
and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-
made disasters.
    The NAC assists FEMA in carrying out its missions by providing 
advice and recommendations in the development and revision of the 
national preparedness goal, the national preparedness system, NIMS, the 
National Response Plan, and other related plans and strategies. The 
members of the NAC are appointed by the Administrator of FEMA and are 
composed of Federal, State, local, tribal, and private-sector leaders 
and subject matter experts in law enforcement, fire, emergency medical 
services, hospital, public works, emergency management, State and local 
governments, public health, emergency response, standards-setting and 
accrediting organizations, representatives of individuals with 
disabilities and other special needs, infrastructure protection, cyber 
security, communications, and homeland security communities.
    Some members are appointed as Special Government Employees (SGE) as 
defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. 
Specifically, the following four discipline areas will be filled by SGE 
appointments: Health scientist, infrastructure protection and 
communications. As a candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are 
required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 
Form 450). OGE Form 450 or the information contained therein may not be 
released to the public except under an order issued by a Federal court 
or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). 
Applicants can obtain this form by going to the website of the Office 
of Government Ethics (http://www.oge.gov), or by contacting Alyson 
Price. Ms. Price's contact information is provided in FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT above.
    Qualified individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited 
to apply for appointment by submitting a resume or CV along with 
letters of recommendation to Ms. Price. Current NAC members whose terms 
are ending should notify the Designated Federal Officer of their 
interest in reappointment in lieu of submitting a new application, and 
should provide an updated resume or CV, and letters of recommendation 
for consideration.
    The NAC meets in a plenary session approximately once per quarter. 
With respect to quarterly meetings, the NAC also holds at least one 
teleconference meeting with public call-in lines. Members serve without 
compensation from the Federal Government; however, consistent with the 
charter, they do receive travel reimbursement and per diem under 
applicable Federal travel regulations.
    In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on 
gender and ethic diversity, qualified women and minorities are 
encouraged to apply for membership.

    Dated: February 6, 2008.
R. David Paulison,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E8-2904 Filed 2-14-08; 8:45 am]
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