Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations, 1386-1387 [2014-00064]

Download as PDF 1386 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 5 / Wednesday, January 8, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES email address: FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 44 CFR, Part 13, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Government establishes uniform administrative rules for Federal grants and cooperative agreements and sub-awards to State, local and Indian tribal governments. FEMA, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has determined that in order to have consistent implementation of FEMA grant administration policies and to minimize the administrative disruption for State and local partners, it is necessary to standardize FEMA grant administration forms used in FEMA grant programs. FEMA in close consultation with DHS Grants Policy and Oversight office will maintain its current grant forms. The forms are designed to collect information of an administrative or financial nature. Other supplementary grant program information used to determine issues related to eligibility and program management are collected separately with an approved OMB clearance. OMB Circular A–133 requires recipients that expend a specified amount in a year in Federal funds must have an independent auditor perform a single or program-specific audit for that year. Executive Order 12372 established that States which have established a review and comment procedure be given opportunity to evaluate all applications submitted. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5, was created to promote financial stimulus throughout the United States. Opportunities include funding for port security and bus and rail projects. Funds from this Act can be in the form of grant opportunities or outright purchases, depending upon the program and the funding allocation. Collection of Information Title: FEMA Grant Administration Forms/Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 112–02–1, Financial Status Report, FEMA Form 112–0–2, Budget InformationConstruction; FEMA Form 112–0– 3,A,B,C, Summary Sheet for Assurances and Certifications; FEMA Form 112–0– 4, Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Program; FEMA Form 112–0–5, Report of Government Property; FEMA Form VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Jan 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 112–0–6, Reconciliation of Grants and Cooperative Agreements; FEMA Form 112–0–7, Obligating Document for Award/Amendment; FEMA Form 112– 0–8, Budget Information-NonConstruction; FEMA Form 112–0–9, Detailed Budget Worksheet; and FEMA Form 112–0–10, FEMA Grants Application Form. Abstract: The information collection activity is the collection of financial and administrative information from States and local governments, universities, and non-profits pertaining to grant and cooperative agreement awards that include application, program narrative statement, grant award, performance information, outlay report, property management, and closeout information. The information submitted by grant recipients on forms allows FEMA to evaluate applications and make award decisions, monitor ongoing performance and manage the flow of federal funds, and to appropriately close-out grants or cooperative agreements, when all work is completed. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; Business or Other for Profit; and Not-for-profit Institutions. Number of Respondents: 56. Number of Responses: 13,747. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 184,682. Estimated Cost: There are no record keeping, capital, start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection. Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 20, 2013. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2014–00062 Filed 1–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–78–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4159– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2013–0001] Texas; 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 Texas (FEMA– 4159–DR), dated December 20, 2013, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: December 20, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated December 20, 2013, 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: SUMMARY: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Texas resulting from severe storms and flooding during the period of October 30–31, 2013, 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 Texas. 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 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, with the E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 5 / Wednesday, January 8, 2014 / Notices exception of projects that meet the eligibility criteria for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented pursuant to Section 428 of the Stafford Act. 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, William J. Doran III, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of Texas have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Caldwell, Hays, and Travis Counties for Public Assistance. All counties within the State of Texas 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. 2014–00064 Filed 1–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FWS–R2–ES–2013–0130]; [FXES11120200000F2–145–FF02ENEH00] Notice of Availability: Low-Effect Screening Form and Proposed Bosque Canyon Ranch Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan, Bosque County, Texas Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the loweffect screening form supporting a categorical exclusion, draft low-effect habitat conservation plan, incidental AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Jan 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 take permit application, and request for comments. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the low-effect screening form (LESF) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, that supports a categorical exclusion for the draft Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan (dHCP), and the incidental take permit application for the Bosque Canyon Ranch in Bosque County, TX. The Bosque Canyon Ranch (Applicant), has applied for an incidental take permit (ITP) under Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended. The requested permit, which would be in effect for a period of 50 years, if granted, would authorize incidental take of the golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) resulting from residential development and operation of the property. DATES: Comments: We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before February 7, 2014. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal e–Rulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. Any comments that we receive after the closing date may not be considered in the final decisions on these actions. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: • Internet: You may obtain copies of the documents on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov (Docket Number FWS–R2–ES–2013–0130), or on the Service’s Web site at http://www. fws.gov/southwest/es/ArlingtonTexas/. • U.S. Mail: Arlington, Texas, Ecological Services Field Office, 2005 NE. Green Oaks Blvd., Suite 140, TX 76006; telephone 817–277–1100. Please note that your request is in reference to the BCRHCP (TE–21506B). • In-Person: Copies of the draft LESF and draft low-effect HCP are also available for public inspection and review at the following locations, by appointment and written request only, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Æ Department of the Interior, Natural Resources Library, 1849 C. St. NW., Washington, DC 20240. Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW., Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2005 NE. Green Oaks Blvd., Suite 140, TX 76006; calling 817–277–1100.; or faxing 817–277–1129. Persons wishing to review the application may obtain a copy by writing to the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1387 1306, Room 4012, Albuquerque, NM 87103, Attention: Branch Chief, Environmental Review. Comment submission: You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: • Electronically: Go to the Federal e– Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS–R2–ES–2013–0130, which is the docket number for this notice. Then, on the left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, click on the Notices link to locate this document and submit a comment. • By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R2–ES–2013– 0130; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042–PDM; Arlington, VA 22203. We request that you send comments by only the methods described above. We will post all information received on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Public Comments section below for more information). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra Bills, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2005 NE. Green Oaks Blvd., Suite 140, TX 76006; or by telephone at 817–277–1100. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we advise the public that: 1. We have gathered the information necessary to determine impacts related to potential issuance of an incidental take permit (ITP) and have determined the proposed action qualifies as a loweffect HCP and is categorically excluded from the NEPA process; and, 2. The applicant has developed and proposes to implement its dHCP, as part of the application for an ITP, which describes the measures the applicant has agreed to take to minimize and mitigate the effects of incidental take of golden-cheeked warblers to the maximum extent practicable pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permit, which would be in effect for a period of 50 years, if granted, would authorize incidental take of the golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) (Covered Species) as a result of residential development and operation of the property. The proposed incidental take may occur on the Bosque Canyon Ranch, Bosque County, TX (Permit E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 5 (Wednesday, January 8, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1386-1387]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00064]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-4159-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2013-0001]


Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major 
disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-4159-DR), dated December 20, 
2013, and related determinations.

DATES: Effective Date: December 20, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and 
Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2833.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter 
dated December 20, 2013, 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 Texas resulting from severe storms and flooding during the period 
of October 30-31, 2013, 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 Texas.
    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 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, with the

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exception of projects that meet the eligibility criteria for a 
higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the Public Assistance 
Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented 
pursuant to Section 428 of the Stafford Act.
    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, William J. Doran III, of FEMA is 
appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major 
disaster.
    The following areas of the State of Texas have been designated as 
adversely affected by this major disaster:

    Caldwell, Hays, and Travis Counties for Public Assistance.
    All counties within the State of Texas 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.
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