Washington; Major Disaster and Related Determinations, 6031 [2016-02030]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Page 6031]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02030]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-4249-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2015-0002]

Washington; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major 
disaster for the State of Washington (FEMA-4249-DR), dated January 15, 
2016, and related determinations.

DATES: Effective date: January 15, 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 15, 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 Washington resulting from severe storms, straight-line winds, 
flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of November 
12-21, 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 Washington.
    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 
    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, Thomas J. Dargan, of FEMA is 
appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major 
    The following areas of the State of Washington have been designated 
as adversely affected by this major disaster:

    Chelan, Clallam, Garfield, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Lewis, 
Lincoln, Mason, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, 
Wahkiakum, and Whitman Counties for Public Assistance.
    All areas within the State of Washington 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 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. 2016-02030 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]
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