Recovery Policy, RP9525.2, Donated Resources, 65688-65689 [2013-26018]

Download as PDF 65688 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2013 / Notices Factors Urban Suburban Number of Stations per square mile. Number of Occupancies ................ <3 sq. mi. per station .................... 3–9 sq. mi. per station .................. >10 sq. mi. per station. >100 .............................................. 11–100 .......................................... 0–10. • Fire Department, Joint/Regional, and SFTA Priorities. Fire departments, joint/regional applicants, and SFTAs are eligible to request funding for the Vehicle Acquisition activities and funding priorities shown below, but they are not limited to these Vehicle activities. The funding priorities for firefighting vehicles—High (H), Medium (M), or Low (L)—are organized by Rural community type. Within each separate funding priority, the vehicles listed have equal value. The chart below delineates the priorities for firefighting vehicles for each type of community. VEHICLE ACQUISITION PRIORITIES—FIRE DEPARTMENTS, JOINT/REGIONAL HOSTS, AND SFTAS Priority Urban communities H .................................................... • • • • Pumper ...................................... Ambulance ................................ Aerial ......................................... Rescue ...................................... M .................................................... • • • • • Command .................................. Hazmat ...................................... Light/Air Unit ............................. Rehab ........................................ Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle (ARFF). Brush-Attack .............................. Foam Truck ............................... Fire Boat ................................... Tanker-Tender .......................... Highway Safety Unit. L ..................................................... • • • • • • Nonaffiliated EMS Organizations Vehicle Priorities. They are eligible for Vehicle Acquisition Activities that are Suburban communities • • • • • • • • • • Rural communities Pumper ...................................... Ambulance ................................ Aerial ......................................... Tanker-Tender .......................... Rescue ...................................... Hazmat Command .................... Light/Air Unit ............................. Brush-Attack .............................. Rehab Unit ................................ ARFF ......................................... • • • • • • • • • • Pumper. Ambulance. Brush-Attack. Tanker-Tender. Aerial. Command. Hazmat. Rescue. Light/Air Unit. Foam Truck. • Foam Truck ............................... • Highway Safety Unit ................. • Fire Boat ................................... ....................................................... • • • • Highway Safety Unit. ARFF. Rehab. Fire Boat. not specific or unique to structural/ proximity firefighting. EMS VEHICLE ACQUISITION PROGRAM PRIORITIES Priority H ........................................... M .......................................... Vehicle type Ambulances or transport units to support EMS functions (capped at $150,000). Non-transport (vehicles that do not transport a patient). emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES (iii) Additional Considerations • Automatic aid agreements, mutual aid agreements, or both • Replacement of vehicles with open cab/jump seat configurations • Age of the vehicle being replaced; older equipment receive higher consideration • Age of the newest vehicle in the department’s fleet that is similar to the vehicle to be replaced • Average age of the fleet; older equipment within the same class • Converted vehicles not designed or intended for use in the fire service (4) Administrative Costs Panelists will assess the administrative costs requested in each application and determine whether the request is reasonable and in the best interest of the Program. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Oct 31, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: October 24, 2013. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–26024 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–78–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2013–0044] Recovery Policy, RP9525.2, Donated Resources Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accepting comments on Recovery Policy RP9525.2, Donated Resources. DATES: Comments must be received by December 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified by docket ID FEMA–2013– 0044 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please note that this proposed policy is not a rulemaking and the Federal Rulemaking Portal is being utilized only as a mechanism for receiving comments. Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 8NE, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472–3100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dinusha Weerakkody, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2013 / Notices Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, Dinusha.weerakkody@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Public Participation 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, which can be viewed by clicking on the ‘‘Privacy Notice’’ link in the footer of www.regulations.gov. You may submit your comments and material by the methods specified in the ADDRESSES section above. Please submit your comments and any supporting material by only one means to avoid the receipt and review of duplicate submissions. Docket: The proposed policy is available in docket ID FEMA–2013– 0044. 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 the docket ID. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, 8NE, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472. II. Background This is an existing policy that is scheduled for review to ensure that Recovery Directorate policies are consistent with current laws and regulations. The proposed policy establishes the criteria by which applicants will be credited for volunteer labor, donated equipment and donated materials used in the performance of eligible emergency work (Categories A and B). A proposed change to the policy will allow the value of mass care and sheltering activities provided by a voluntary agency to be applied to the non-Federal share as a donated resource even when those activities are part of the organization’s mission. The proposed policy does not have the force or effect of law. FEMA seeks comment on the proposed policy, which is available online at http://www.regulations.gov in docket ID FEMA–2013–0044. Based on the comments received, FEMA may make appropriate revisions to the proposed policy. Although FEMA will consider any comments received in the drafting of the final policy, FEMA will not provide a response to comments. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Oct 31, 2013 Jkt 232001 When or if FEMA issues a final policy, FEMA will publish a notice of availability in the Federal Register and make the final policy available at http://www.regulations.gov. The final policy will not have the force or effect of law. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207. David J. Kaufman, Director, Office of Policy and Program Analysis, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–26018 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2013–0039] Technical Mapping Advisory Council Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Technical Mapping Advisory Council. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting qualified individuals interested in serving on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. As provided for in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. DATES: Applications will be accepted until December 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of the following methods: • Email: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. • Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Risk Analysis Division, Attn: Michael Godesky or Mark Crowell, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598–3035. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Godesky, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia 20598–3035, email: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov, phone: 202.646.2752. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65689 The TMAC is an advisory committee that was established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, 42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). The TMAC is required to recommend to the Administrator: (1) Mapping standards and guidelines for FIRMs and data accuracy, data quality, data currency, and data eligibility; (2) how to maintain, on an ongoing basis, FIRMs and flood insurance identification; and (3) procedures for delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping partners. The TMAC is also required to recommend to the Administrator, and other Federal agencies participating on the Council, methods for improving interagency and intergovernmental coordination on flood mapping and flood risk determination, and a funding strategy to leverage and coordinate budgets and expenditures across Federal agencies. In consultation with scientists and technical experts, other Federal agencies, and local communities, the TMAC will develop recommendations on how to ensure that FIRMs incorporate the best available climate science to assess flood risks and ensure that FEMA uses the best available methodology to consider the impact of the rise in sea level and future development on flood risk. Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated knowledge and competence regarding surveying, cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, FEMA will ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance of Federal, State, local, Tribal, and private members, and includes geographic diversity, including representation from areas with coastline on the Gulf of Mexico and other States containing areas identified by the Administrator as at high risk for flooding or as areas having special flood hazards. FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Certain members of the TMAC, as described below, will be appointed and serve as Special Government Employees (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18 United States Code. Candidates selected for appointment as SGEs are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450). This form can be obtained by visiting the Web site of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 212 (Friday, November 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65688-65689]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26018]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2013-0044]


Recovery Policy, RP9525.2, Donated Resources

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting 
comments on Recovery Policy RP9525.2, Donated Resources.

DATES: Comments must be received by December 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified by docket ID FEMA-2013-0044 and 
may be submitted by one of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments. Please note that this proposed 
policy is not a rulemaking and the Federal Rulemaking Portal is being 
utilized only as a mechanism for receiving comments.
    Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, 8NE, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 
20472-3100.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dinusha Weerakkody, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, 500 C

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Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, Dinusha.weerakkody@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Public Participation

    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, which can be viewed by clicking on the ``Privacy Notice'' link 
in the footer of www.regulations.gov.
    You may submit your comments and material by the methods specified 
in the ADDRESSES section above. Please submit your comments and any 
supporting material by only one means to avoid the receipt and review 
of duplicate submissions.
    Docket: The proposed policy is available in docket ID FEMA-2013-
0044. 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 the docket ID. Submitted comments 
may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, 8NE, 500 C 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.

II. Background

    This is an existing policy that is scheduled for review to ensure 
that Recovery Directorate policies are consistent with current laws and 
regulations. The proposed policy establishes the criteria by which 
applicants will be credited for volunteer labor, donated equipment and 
donated materials used in the performance of eligible emergency work 
(Categories A and B). A proposed change to the policy will allow the 
value of mass care and sheltering activities provided by a voluntary 
agency to be applied to the non-Federal share as a donated resource 
even when those activities are part of the organization's mission. The 
proposed policy does not have the force or effect of law.
    FEMA seeks comment on the proposed policy, which is available 
online at http://www.regulations.gov in docket ID FEMA-2013-0044. Based 
on the comments received, FEMA may make appropriate revisions to the 
proposed policy. Although FEMA will consider any comments received in 
the drafting of the final policy, FEMA will not provide a response to 
comments. When or if FEMA issues a final policy, FEMA will publish a 
notice of availability in the Federal Register and make the final 
policy available at http://www.regulations.gov. The final policy will 
not have the force or effect of law.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207.

David J. Kaufman,
Director, Office of Policy and Program Analysis, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-26018 Filed 10-31-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-23-P