Notice of Maximum Amount of Assistance Under the Individuals and Households Program, 61425-61426 [2012-24675]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2012 / Notices 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. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–24698 Filed 10–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4083– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2012–0002] Washington; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Washington (FEMA–4083–DR), dated September 25, 2012, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: September 25, 2012. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Peggy Miller, Office of Response and Recovery, 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 September 25, 2012, 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 Washington resulting from a severe storm, straight-line winds, and flooding on July 20, 2012, 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 Washington. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:28 Oct 05, 2012 Jkt 229001 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 Hazard Mitigation throughout the State. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is 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. 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, Kenneth K. Suiso, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of Washington have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Ferry and Okanogan Counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Coleville Reservation for Public Assistance. All counties and Indian Tribes in the State of Washington 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, 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. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–24714 Filed 10–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P PO 00000 61425 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Notice of Maximum Amount of Assistance Under the Individuals and Households Program Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. FEMA gives notice of the maximum amount for assistance under the Individuals and Households Program for emergencies and major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2012. SUMMARY: Effective Date: October 1, 2012, and applies to emergencies and major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2012. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Grimm, Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 212–1000. Section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5174, prescribes that FEMA must annually adjust the maximum amount 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 Stafford Act with respect to any single emergency or major disaster is $31,900. The increase in award amount as stated above is for any single emergency or major disaster declared on or after October 1, 2012. In addition, in accordance with 44 CFR 61.17(c), this adjustment includes the maximum amount of available coverage under any Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) issued for those disasters. FEMA bases the adjustment on an increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers of 1.7 percent for the 12-month period ended in August 2012. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released the information on September 14, 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.048, Federal Disaster 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 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 61426 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2012 / Notices Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Frank Pendleton, Refuge/Monument Manager, (684) 633–7082, ext. 15. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2012–24675 Filed 10–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P Introduction DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–R–2012–N171; 1265–0000–10137– S3] Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, American Samoa; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment AGENCY: Interior. Notice of availability; announcement of meetings; request for comments. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for the Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR/ refuge) for public review and comment. In the Draft CCP/EA, we present two alternatives for managing this refuge for the next 15 years, as well as related compatibility determinations for the preferred alternative. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by November 9, 2012. We will hold public meetings; see Public Meetings under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for dates, times, and locations. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or view or obtain copies of the Draft CCP/EA by any of the following methods. You may request a hard copy or CD–ROM. Agency Web site: www.fws.gov/ pacific/planning or http://www.fws.gov/ roseatoll/planning.html. Email: FW1PlanningComments@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge Draft CCP/EA’’ in the subject line of the message. Mail: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge/Marine National Monument, c/o National Park Service, Pago Pago, AS 96799. Fax: Attn: Refuge/Monument Manager, 684–699–3986. In-Person Viewing or Pickup: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge/Marine National Monument, c/o National Park Service, Pago Pago, AS 96799. For more information on locations for viewing or obtaining documents, see wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 15:28 Oct 05, 2012 Jkt 229001 With this notice, we announce the availability of our Draft CCP/EA for Rose Atoll NWR. We started this process through a notice of intent (NOI) in the Federal Register (74 FR 57701; November 9, 2009). Rose Atoll NWR is located in American Samoa and was established in 1973 to conserve and protect fish and wildlife resources. Background Fish and Wildlife Service, VerDate Mar<15>2010 Public Availability of Documents under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The CCP Process The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (together referred to as the Refuge Administration Act), 16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the National Wildlife Refuge System mission, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. Public Outreach We began the public scoping phase of the CCP planning process by publishing the NOI, which was followed by a series of public open houses in November 2009. Simultaneously, we released Planning Update 1, which identified initial issues for scoping. Planning Update 2 was released in May 2011 and identified the issues raised during public scoping that would be considered in the CCP process. We also met individually with partner agencies, elected officials, and others in the community. We considered all of the public comments received to date during development of the Draft CCP/ EA. Draft CCP Alternatives We Are Considering During our CCP planning process, we identified several issues. To address these issues, we developed and evaluated the following alternatives in our Draft CCP/EA. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alternative A (No Action) Under Alternative A, existing refuge management activities would continue, including protection, maintenance, and restoration of habitats that support priority species, such as seabirds, shorebirds, turtles, native plants, reef fish, invertebrates, and coralline algae. Management activities include monitoring, pest species management, and restoration projects, such as the removal of debris from a 1993 shipwreck. The refuge is closed to the general public, and entry is limited to those who have been issued a special use permit (SUP). Alternative B (Preferred Alternative) Under Alternative B, enhanced habitat restoration, monitoring, and outreach are proposed. Increasing the frequency of management trips to the refuge and fortifying close partnerships with the American Samoa Government, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and other partners are key to this alternative. A remote sensing system would be set up to monitor nesting seabirds, turtles, and other wildlife. Restoration of the littoral forest on Rose Island by extirpating introduced ants and the scale insect (Pulvenaria urbicola), and propagating native forest trees would be explored. More frequent visits would allow for improved law enforcement oversight and compliance, and remote sensing would also provide better management and documentation of any unauthorized entry into the refuge. The refuge would remain closed to the general public, with entry only allowed via SUP. Refuge staff would provide outreach and interpretation opportunities and develop an environmental education program focusing on ‘‘bringing the refuge to the people.’’ Appropriate cultural practices would also be facilitated through expanding refuge management activities related to cultural resources (e.g., working with the American Samoa Historical Preservation Office and other partners to conduct archaeological surveys at Rose Atoll NWR, integrating cultural resources into interpretation, and increasing dialogue with the Office of Samoan Affairs and local villagers). Public Availability of Documents In addition to any methods in you can view or obtain documents at the Feleti Barstow Public Library, Ofu Community Center, and other places of public access (e.g., stores ¯ on Ta’u) in American Samoa. ADDRESSES, E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61425-61426]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24675]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Notice of Maximum Amount of Assistance Under the Individuals and 
Households Program

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: FEMA gives notice of the maximum amount for assistance under 
the Individuals and Households Program for emergencies and major 
disasters declared on or after October 1, 2012.

DATES:  Effective Date: October 1, 2012, and applies to emergencies and 
major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Grimm, Recovery Directorate, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 
20472, (202) 212-1000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act), 42 
U.S.C. 5174, prescribes that FEMA must annually adjust the maximum 
amount 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 Stafford Act with respect to any single emergency or 
major disaster is $31,900. The increase in award amount as stated above 
is for any single emergency or major disaster declared on or after 
October 1, 2012. In addition, in accordance with 44 CFR 61.17(c), this 
adjustment includes the maximum amount of available coverage under any 
Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) issued for those disasters.
    FEMA bases the adjustment on an increase in the Consumer Price 
Index for All Urban Consumers of 1.7 percent for the 12-month period 
ended in August 2012. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. 
Department of Labor released the information on September 14, 2012.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.048, Federal Disaster 
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

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Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households--Other 
Needs.)

W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-24675 Filed 10-5-12; 8:45 am]
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