National Urban Search and Rescue Response System
This interim rule standardizes the financing, administration and operation of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System, a cooperative effort of the Department of Homeland Security, participating State emergency management agencies and local public safety agencies across the country. This rule addresses the relationship between Sponsoring Agencies \1\ of Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Task Forces and DHS and also funding for preparedness and response activities, including the acquisition of equipment and supplies and training.
Maximum Pay Rate Table, National Urban Search and Rescue Response System (US&R)
The Department of Homeland Security is publishing this proposed Maximum Pay Rate Table (Table) in conjunction with its interim rule for National Urban Search and Rescue Response (US&R) System, which is also being published in this edition of the Federal Register. The interim rule standardizes the financing, administration and operation of the US&R System, and standardizes the relationships between DHS and ``Sponsoring Agencies'' of the US&R Systemthose State or local government agencies that agree to organize and administer a US&R Task Force. This notice seeks comment on the proposed Table, which establishes the maximum rates that DHS will pay for US&R Task Force physicians, engineers and canine handlers as ``Affiliated Personnel'' or for backfill positions for activated US&R System Members employed by or otherwise associated with a for-profit ``Participating Agency.''