Recovery Policy: Stafford Act Section 705, Disaster Grant Closeout Procedures, 18871-18872 [2016-07453]

Download as PDF 18871 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 63 / Friday, April 1, 2016 / Notices State and county Chief executive officer of community Collin (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1549). Dallas (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1549). Effective date of modification The Honorable Ray Smith, Mayor, Town of Prosper, P.O. Box 307, Prosper, TX 75078. The Honorable Rob Franke, Mayor, City of Cedar Hill, 285 Uptown Boulevard, Building 100, Cedar Hill, TX 75104. The Honorable Ray Smith, Mayor, Town of Prosper, P.O. Box 307, Prosper, TX 75078. The Honorable Oscar Leeser, Mayor, City of El Paso, 300 North Campbell Street, El Paso, TX 79901. The Honorable Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston Street, Suite 911, Houston, TX 77002. The Honorable Malcolm Duncan, Jr., Mayor, City of Waco, P.O. Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702. The Honorable Scott Felton, McLennan County Judge, 501 Washington Avenue, Waco, TX 76701. The Honorable Christopher Fielder, Mayor, City of Leander, 200 West Willis Street, Leander, TX 78641. Engineering Services Department, 407 East 1st Street, Prosper, TX 75078. City Hall, 285 Uptown Boulevard, Building 100, Cedar Hill, TX 75104. Jan. 28, 2016 ................ 480141 Jan. 7, 2016 .................. 480168 Engineering Services Department, 407 East 1st Street, Prosper, TX 75078. City Hall, 300 North Campbell Street, El Paso, TX 79901. Jan. 21, 2016 ................ 480141 Feb. 5, 2016 .................. 480214 Harris County Permit Office, 10555 Northwest Freeway, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77092. Jan. 11, 2016 ................ 480287 Engineering Department, 401 Franklin Avenue, Waco, TX 76701. McLennan County Engineering Department, 215 North 5th Street, Suite 130, Waco, TX 76701. City Hall, 200 West Willis Street, Leander, TX 78641. Jan. 22, 2016 ................ 480461 Jan. 22, 2016 ................ 480456 Feb. 5, 2016 .................. 481536 The Honorable Joe Piccolo, Mayor, City of Price, 185 East Main Street, Price, UT 84501. The Honorable Ken Neilson, Mayor, City of Washington, 111 North 100 East, Washington, UT 84780. The Honorable Edward L. Long, Jr., Fairfax County Executive, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035. Town of Prosper (15– 06–0487P). Denton (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1549). El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1554). Town of Prosper (15– 06–1600P). Harris (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1545). Unincorporated areas of Harris County (15–06–1734P). McLennan (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1549). McLennan (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1549). City of Waco (15–06– 1601P).. Williamson (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1554). City of Leander (14– 06–2567P). Utah: Carbon (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1545). Washington (FEMA Docket No.: B–1549). Community map repository City Hall, 185 East Main Street, Price, UT 84501. Jan. 6, 2016 .................. 490036 Planning and Zoning Department, 111 North 100 East, Washington, UT 84780. Jan. 27, 2016 ................ 490182 Fairfax County Planning and Zoning Department, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035. Jan. 7, 2016 .................. 515525 Location and case No. City of Cedar Hill (15– 06–1030P). City of El Paso (15– 06–1599P). Unincorporated areas of McLennan County (15–06–1601P). City of Price (15–08– 0486P). City of Washington (15–08–0247P). Virginia: Fairfax (FEMA Unincorporated areas Docket No.: B–1549). of Fairfax County (15–03–1596P). The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of February 9, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–07391 Filed 3–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4255– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2016–0001] Texas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA–4255–DR), dated February 9, 2016, and related determinations. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Effective Date: March 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. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Mar 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 Borden, Cass, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Delta, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Franklin, Haskell, Hockley, Jones, Knox, Leon, Motley, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall, Terry, Trinity, Walker, Wheeler, and Wilbarger Counties for Public Assistance. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Community No. (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2016–07393 Filed 3–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2015–0020] Recovery Policy: Stafford Act Section 705, Disaster Grant Closeout Procedures Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This document provides notice of the availability of the final policy FP 205–081–2, Stafford Act Section 705, Disaster Grant Closeout Procedures. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a notice of availability and request for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18872 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 63 / Friday, April 1, 2016 / Notices comment for the proposed policy on September 30, 2015 at 80 FR 58751. DATES: This policy is effective March 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: This final policy is available at http://www.regulations.gov under docket ID FEMA–2015–0020 and on FEMA’s Web site at http:// www.fema.gov. The proposed and final policy, all related Federal Register notices, and all public comments received during the comment period are available at http://www.regulations.gov under docket ID FEMA–2015–0020. You may also view a hard copy of the final policy at the Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C St. SW., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Roche, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202–212–2340. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This policy clarifies FEMA’s requirements under Section 705 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Act), and establishes the guidelines to determine whether Section 705 applies to prohibit FEMA from recovering payments made under the Public Assistance Program. The substantive change to this final policy from the proposed policy that was published in the Federal Register on September 30, 2015 is the guidance for determining when payment has been made under the Act. The final policy establishes in policy Section VII.B.1.a that ‘‘Payment has occurred when the recipient draws down funds obligated for the completion of the approved scope of work through SmartLink.’’ This is a revision to the proposed policy which stated that payment occurred when the recipient or pass through entity had drawn down all funds necessary to complete the approved scope of work through SmartLink (emphasis added). The final policy further clarifies that if Section 705(c) applies, FEMA is prohibited from recovering payments made (e.g., the amount of funds drawn down by the recipient in association with completion of the approved scope of work), but that FEMA is not prohibited from deobligating funds that the recipient has not drawn down. The final policy also adds language explicitly establishing that when Section 705(a) Statute of Limitations applies to prohibit FEMA from directly recovering subject payments, FEMA will still pursue administrative offset as appropriate pursuant to the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, as amended, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Mar 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 unless Section 705(c) prohibits the recovery of funds. The final policy does not have the force or effect of law. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5205. Dated: March 29, 2016. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2016–07453 Filed 3–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2016–0017] Committee name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) will meet on April 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The HSAAC will meet Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the Council has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Tomich Conference Center, 111 Massachusetts Ave NW., Washington, DC 20529. All visitors to the Tomich Conference Center must bring a Government-issued photo ID. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, send an email to AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov or contact Lindsay Burton at 202–447– 4686 as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the Council prior to the adoption of the recommendations as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than Tuesday, April 13, 2016, must include DHS–2016–0017 as the identification number, and may be submitted using one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–282–1044 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Mail: Academic Engagement; Office of Academic Engagement/Mailstop 385; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray Lane SW., Washington, DC 20528–0440. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket, to read background documents or comments received by the HSAAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for ‘‘Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council’’ then select the notice dated April 20, 2016. One thirty-minute public comment period will be held during the meeting on April 20, 2016 after the conclusion of the presentation of draft recommendations, but before the Council deliberates. Speakers will be requested to limit their comments to three minutes. Contact the Office of Academic Engagement as indicated below to register as a speaker. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsay Burton, Office of Academic Engagement/Mailstop 385; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray Lane SW., Washington, DC 20528–0440, email: AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov, telephone: 202–447–4686 and fax: 202– 282–1044. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The HSAAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters relating to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; campus and community resiliency, security and preparedness; faculty exchanges; and cybersecurity. Agenda: The six Council subcommittees (Student and Recent Graduate Recruitment, Homeland Security Academic Programs, Academic Research and Faculty Exchange, International Students, Campus Resilience, and Cybersecurity) will give progress reports and may present draft recommendations for action in response to the taskings issued by the Department. DHS senior leadership will provide an update on the Department’s efforts in implementing the Council’s approved recommendations as well as its recent initiatives with the academic community. E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 63 (Friday, April 1, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18871-18872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07453]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2015-0020]


Recovery Policy: Stafford Act Section 705, Disaster Grant 
Closeout Procedures

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice of the availability of the final 
policy FP 205-081-2, Stafford Act Section 705, Disaster Grant Closeout 
Procedures. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a 
notice of availability and request for

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comment for the proposed policy on September 30, 2015 at 80 FR 58751.

DATES: This policy is effective March 31, 2016.

ADDRESSES: This final policy is available at http://www.regulations.gov 
under docket ID FEMA-2015-0020 and on FEMA's Web site at http://www.fema.gov. The proposed and final policy, all related Federal 
Register notices, and all public comments received during the comment 
period are available at http://www.regulations.gov under docket ID 
FEMA-2015-0020. You may also view a hard copy of the final policy at 
the Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C 
St. SW., Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Roche, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202-212-
2340.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This policy clarifies FEMA's requirements 
under Section 705 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (Act), and establishes the guidelines to 
determine whether Section 705 applies to prohibit FEMA from recovering 
payments made under the Public Assistance Program. The substantive 
change to this final policy from the proposed policy that was published 
in the Federal Register on September 30, 2015 is the guidance for 
determining when payment has been made under the Act. The final policy 
establishes in policy Section VII.B.1.a that ``Payment has occurred 
when the recipient draws down funds obligated for the completion of the 
approved scope of work through SmartLink.'' This is a revision to the 
proposed policy which stated that payment occurred when the recipient 
or pass through entity had drawn down all funds necessary to complete 
the approved scope of work through SmartLink (emphasis added). The 
final policy further clarifies that if Section 705(c) applies, FEMA is 
prohibited from recovering payments made (e.g., the amount of funds 
drawn down by the recipient in association with completion of the 
approved scope of work), but that FEMA is not prohibited from 
deobligating funds that the recipient has not drawn down. The final 
policy also adds language explicitly establishing that when Section 
705(a) Statute of Limitations applies to prohibit FEMA from directly 
recovering subject payments, FEMA will still pursue administrative 
offset as appropriate pursuant to the Debt Collection Improvement Act 
of 1996, as amended, unless Section 705(c) prohibits the recovery of 
funds.
    The final policy does not have the force or effect of law.

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 5205.

    Dated: March 29, 2016.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2016-07453 Filed 3-31-16; 8:45 am]
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