Federal Emergency Management Agency October 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Flood Mitigation Grants and Hazard Mitigation Planning
Document Number: E7-21265
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule implements certain provisions of the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 to provide new incentives for States and communities to mitigate the effects of flood damage to severe repetitive loss properties by creating the Severe Repetitive Loss program (SRL), and through reduced cost-share requirements in the existing Flood Mitigation Assistance program (FMA). In addition, the rule ensures that the FMA planning requirements are consistent with other applicable regulations, and streamlines the planning requirements for Indian tribal governments. It also describes requirements for the acquisition of property for open space with mitigation funds, including under SRL and FMA. Finally, this interim rule makes technical changes to clarify current practices and implements conforming amendments to reflect current authorities, including the recent change to the standard amount of authorized Hazard Mitigation Grant Program assistance.
Hazard Mitigation Planning and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Document Number: E7-21264
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is adopting as final, without substantive changes, interim rules that establish requirements for hazard mitigation planning and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) pursuant to sections 322 and 323 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
Flood Mitigation Assistance
Document Number: E7-21263
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is adopting as final, without substantive change, an interim rule that implements sections 553 and 554 of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994. Section 553 authorizes a flood mitigation assistance program through which FEMA is authorized to provide grants to States and communities for planning assistance and for mitigation projects that reduce the risk of flood damage to structures covered under contracts for flood insurance. Section 554 establishes the National Flood Mitigation Fund to fund assistance provided under section 553.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-20388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-20384
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-20382
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding these proposed regulatory flood elevations. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-20357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding these proposed regulatory flood elevations. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-20356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-20343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program Application Form. OMB Number: 1660-0021. Abstract: The Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) annually receives more applications from qualified applicants than there are program slots available. Additional information is required to objectively evaluate the applicant's writing capability, professional accomplishments, and analytical ability. This information along with supporting documentation are used to select the most qualified participants for the EFOP. Affected Public: Individuals and households, and State, Local or Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 Hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800 Hours. Frequency of Response: Annually. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent via electronic mail to oirasubmission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974. Comments must be submitted on or before November 15, 2007.
National Response Framework
Document Number: E7-20177
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the comment period on the revised National Response Plan now known as the National Response Framework (NRF). The NRF was drafted to build upon the current National Response Plan, incorporate lessons-learned from recent disasters, and to articulate more clearly the roles of the States, tribal, and local jurisdictions and the private sector to guide a successful response to natural disasters or terrorist attacks. The original comment period was scheduled to conclude on October 11, 2007. FEMA is extending the comment period until October 22, 2007.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-20129
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities, where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.
Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-20128
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-1730-DR), dated October 2, 2007, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-20127
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-1709-DR), dated June 29, 2007, and related determinations.
Management Costs
Document Number: E7-20035
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim final rule implements the management costs provisions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. In so doing, it simplifies and clarifies the method by which FEMA contributes to costs incurred by grantees and subgrantees in implementing the Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant programs and establishes fixed management cost rates for compensating eligible grantees and subgrantees.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-19994
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning the Mission Assignment (MA) form that is used to record requests for Federal assistance by State and Federal entities to FEMA, and the Action Request (AR) form which is used to request Federal assistance. Title: Request for Federal Assistance FormHow to Process Mission Assignments in Federal Disaster Operations. OMB Number: 1660-0047. Abstract: The MA form is used to record a request for Federal assistance by States and Federal entities to FEMA, and may become the official FEMA obligating document if a mission assignment to another Federal agency results from the request. Mission assignments are directives provided by FEMA to another agency to perform specific work in disaster operations, on a reimbursable basis and are defined in the 44 CFR 206.2(a)(18) and to record Federal approving signatures. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments and Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Time per Respondent: 8 hours and 23 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,739. Estimated Cost: Cost to respondent is estimated to be approximately $61,195.41 annually. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent via electronic mail to oirasubmission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974. Comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2007.
Texas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E7-19987
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency for the State of Texas (FEMA-3277-EM), dated August 18, 2007, and related determinations.
National Response Framework
Document Number: E7-19849
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on the draft supporting documents to the National Response Framework (NRF). Composed of the Emergency Support Functions Annexes, Support Annexes, and Incident Annexes, these supplemental documents provide additional guidance that may be used in implementing the NRF. Combined with the NRF, these documents incorporate lessons-learned from recent disasters, and articulate more clearly the roles of the States, tribal, and local jurisdictions and the private sector to guide a successful response to natural disasters or terrorist attacks.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-19843
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1717-DR), dated August 23, 2007, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-19840
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Notice of Adjustment of Statewide Per Capita Impact Indicator
Document Number: E7-19838
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice that the statewide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007, will be increased.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-19837
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Notice of Adjustment of Countywide Per Capita Impact Indicator
Document Number: E7-19836
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice that the countywide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007, will be increased.
Notice of Adjustment of Disaster Grant Amounts
Document Number: E7-19835
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice of an increase of the maximum amount for Small Project Grants to State and local governments and private nonprofit facilities for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007.
Notice of Maximum Amount of Assistance Under the Individuals and Households Program
Document Number: E7-19834
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice of the maximum amounts for assistance under the Individuals and Households Program for emergencies and major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007.
Illinois; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-19833
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Illinois (FEMA-1729-DR), dated September 25, 2007, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-19830
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA-1712-DR), dated July 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-19681
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-19680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFEs modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Missouri; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-19679
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Missouri (FEMA-1728-DR), dated September 21, 2007, and related determinations.
Compendium of Flood Map Changes
Document Number: E7-19296
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces the availability of the Compendium of Flood Map Changes which provides a listing of changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) maps that became effective from January 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. Future notices of changes to NFIP maps will be made available approximately every 6 months.