Billing Code 6718-02P
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
North Dakota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Dakota
(FEMA-1483-DR), dated August 1, 2003, and related determinations.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2003.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated August 1, 2003, 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 North Dakota, resulting from severe storms and high winds on June 24-25, 2003, 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 (the Stafford Act). I, therefore, declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of North Dakota.
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 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 will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act is later requested and warranted, Federal funding under that program will also be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs.
The North Dakota Division of Emergency Management (DEM) will manage the Public Assistance operation, including project eligibility reviews, process control, and resource allocation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will retain obligation authority, the final approval of environmental and historic preservation reviews, and will assist the North Dakota DEM to the extent that such assistance is necessary and requested by DEM.
Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, James N. Russo, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster.
I do hereby determine the following area of the State of North Dakota to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster:
Barnes County for Public Assistance.
All counties within the State of North Dakota 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 Pro...