Alabama; Major Disaster and Related Determinations, 6032-6033 [2016-02021]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6032-6033]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02021]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-4251-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2016-0001]


Alabama; 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 Alabama (FEMA-4251-DR), dated January 21, 
2016, and related determinations.

DATES: Effective Date: January 21, 2016.

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 January 21, 2016, 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 Alabama resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line 
winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-31, 2015, 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 Alabama.
    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 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, Elizabeth Turner, of FEMA is 
appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major 
disaster.
    The following areas of the State of Alabama have been designated as 
adversely affected by this major disaster:

    Autauga, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Cherokee, 
Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, 
Cullman, Dale, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, 
Henry, Houston, Jackson, Lamar, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, 
Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Perry, Pike, Russell, St. Clair, Walker, 
and Winston Counties for Public Assistance.
    All areas within the State of Alabama are eligible 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

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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. 2016-02021 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]
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