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Download as PDF 73342 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 2, 2008 / Notices Register, July 16, 1996) as meeting the minimum standards of the Mandatory Guidelines published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644). After receiving DOT certification, the laboratory will be included in the monthly list of HHScertified laboratories and participate in the NLCP certification maintenance program. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. E8–28554 Filed 12–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1786–DR] Louisiana; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA–1786–DR), dated September 2, 2008, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: November 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated November 24, 2008, the President amended the cost-sharing arrangements regarding Federal funds provided under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207 (the Stafford Act), in a letter to R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Louisiana resulting from Hurricane Gustav during the period of September 1–11, 2008, is of sufficient severity and magnitude that special cost-sharing arrangements are warranted regarding Federal funds provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121– 5207 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I amend my declaration of September 2, 2008, to authorize Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:52 Dec 01, 2008 Jkt 217001 funds for all categories of Public Assistance at 90 percent of the total eligible costs. This adjustment cost sharing applies only to Public Assistance costs and direct Federal assistance eligible for such adjustments under applicable law. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act specifically prohibits a similar adjustment for funds provided for Other Needs Assistance (Section 408), and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (Section 404). These funds will continue to be reimbursed at 75 percent of total eligible costs. This cost share is effective as of the date of the President’s major disaster declaration. 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. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–28544 Filed 12–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Stephen M. DeBlasio Sr., of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. This action terminates my appointment of Sandy Coachman as Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. 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. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–28545 Filed 12–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1791–DR] Federal Emergency Management Agency Texas; Amendment No. 13 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration [FEMA–1791–DR] AGENCY: Texas; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA–1791–DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: November 21, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA–1791–DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: November 21, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 2, 2008 / Notices disaster by the President in his declaration of September 13, 2008. Background Wharton County for Public Assistance. (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.) R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–28546 Filed 12–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Designation of an Enhanced Driver’s License and Identity Document Issued by the State of New York as a Travel Document Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated enhanced driver’s licenses and identity documents (EDLs) issued by the State of New York (New York) as acceptable documents to denote identity and citizenship for purposes of entering the United States at land and sea ports of entry upon implementation of Section 7209 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. U.S. citizens possessing these EDLs will be permitted to present the EDLs as acceptable documents under Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) when entering the United States at land and sea ports of entry. DATES: This designation is effective December 2, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Manaher, Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229, 202–344–1220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:52 Dec 01, 2008 Jkt 217001 The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA), as amended, provides that upon full implementation, U.S. citizens and Bermudian, Canadian and Mexican nationals will be required to present a passport or such alternative documents as the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) designates as satisfactorily establishing identity and citizenship when entering the United States. On April 3, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) promulgated a joint final rule implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) at U.S. land and sea ports of entry. See 73 FR 18384 (the land-sea final rule). That final rule specifies the documents that U.S. citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico will be required to present when entering the United States at land and sea ports-of-entry from within the Western Hemisphere. Under the land-sea final rule, one type of citizenship and identity document that U.S. citizens may present upon entry to the United States is an enhanced driver’s license or identification document (EDL) designated by the Secretary pursuant to section 7209 of IRTPA, as amended. See 8 U.S.C. 1185 note. Section 235.1(d) of Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations authorizes the Secretary to designate an EDL as acceptable: Upon the designation by the Secretary of Homeland Security of an enhanced driver’s license as an acceptable document to denote identity and citizenship for purposes of entering the United States, U.S. citizens and Canadians may be permitted to present these documents in lieu of a passport upon entering or seeking admission to the United States according to the terms of the agreements entered between the Secretary of Homeland Security and the entity. The Secretary of Homeland Security will announce, by publication of a notice in the Federal Register, documents designated under this paragraph. A list of designated documents will also be made available to the public. EDL Programs DHS is committed to working with the various States of the Union and the Government of Canada to facilitate the development of State and provinceissued EDLs as travel documents that denote identity and citizenship as required under section 7209 of IRTPA, as amended. To establish an EDL program, each State must enter into agreement with DHS to develop an PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73343 acceptable EDL document. Each EDL program is specific to each State based on factors such as the State’s funding, technology, and other developments and implementation factors. DHS announces acceptable State and provincial EDL documents that denote identity and citizenship on an ongoing basis by publication in the Federal Register . New York EDLs New York has established a voluntary program to develop an enhanced driver’s license and identification card that would denote identity and citizenship. On October 27, 2007, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Governor of New York signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to develop, issue, test, and evaluate an enhanced driver’s license and identification card with facilitative technology to be used for border crossing purposes. Under the terms of the agreement between DHS and the State of New York, New York will only issue EDLs to U.S. citizens. EDLs also may be issued as photo identification cards to non-drivers. The Secretary has determined that EDLs issued by the State of New York satisfy the requirements of section 7209 of the IRTPA. The New York EDLs have compatible facilitative technology to meet CBP’s operational needs. These documents contain vicinity radio frequency identification chips and machine readable zones that will facilitate processing for the holder. The EDLs also include physical security features that guard against tampering. New York has already begun issuing EDLs under the MOA. This notice announces that the Secretary designates the EDL issued by the State of New York, pursuant to the terms of the MOA executed between DHS and the State of New York, as an acceptable document to denote identity and citizenship for purposes of entering the United States at land and sea ports of entry under DHS WHTI requirements. Therefore, pursuant to 8 CFR 235.1(d), U.S. citizen holders of New York EDLs may present these EDLs as an alternative to a passport upon entering the United States at all land and sea ports of entry when coming from contiguous territory and adjacent islands from within the Western Hemisphere. Paul A. Schneider, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–28535 Filed 12–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[FEMA-1791-DR]


Texas; Amendment No. 13 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration 
for the State of Texas (FEMA-1791-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and 
related determinations.

DATES: Effective Date: November 21, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3886.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration 
for the State of Texas is hereby amended to include the following area 
among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the 
event declared a major

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disaster by the President in his declaration of September 13, 2008.

    Wharton County for Public Assistance.

(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.)

R. David Paulison,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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