Billing Code 6718-02P
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Vermont; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Vermont (FEMA-1428-DR), dated July 12, 2002, and related determinations.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 12, 2002.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Robuck, Readiness, Response and Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705 or Rich.Robuck@fema.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated July 12, 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 (Stafford Act), as follows:
I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Vermont, resulting from severe storms and flooding on June 5, 2002, through June 13, 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 Vermont.
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, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation, and the Individual and Family Grant program will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs.
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 Thomas P. Davies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster.