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Date of Notice: 
Friday, April 5, 2002
Billing Code 6718-02P FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY [FEMA-1408-DR] Tennessee; Major Disaster and Related Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Tennessee (FEMA-1408-DR), dated April 5, 2002, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 5, 2002 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madge Dale, Readiness, Response and Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705 or madge.dale@fema.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated April 5, 2002, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. ?? 5121-5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Tennessee, resulting from severe storms and flooding over the periods of January 23-28, 2002 and March 15-20, 2002, 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. ?? 5121-5206 (Stafford Act). I, therefore, declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee. 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 Individual Assistance and 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 Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and the Individual and Family Grant program will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. This also serves to resolve the Governor?s appeal dated March 12, 2002. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under Executive Order 12148, I hereby appoint Charles M. Butler of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Tennessee to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: Bledsoe, Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Hancock, Hawkins, Loudon, and Sevier Counties for Individual Assistance. Bledsoe, Blount, Cannon, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Cumberland, Decatur, Dekalb, Fentress, Giles, Grainger, Hancock, Hardin, Hawkins, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, McNairy, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Meigs, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Van Buren, Warren, and Wayne Counties for Public Assistance. All counties within the State of Tennessee are eligible to apply 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: 83.537, Community Disaster Loans; 83.538, Cora Brown Fund Program; 83.539, Crisis Counseling; 83.540, Disaster Legal Services Program; 83.541, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 83.542, Fire Suppression Assistance; 83.543, Individual and Family Grant (IFG) Program; 83.544, Public Assistance Grants; 83.545, Disaster...
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07/17/2012 - 00:08