Consultation Archive: Procedures to Request Emergency or Major Disaster Declarations

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Federal Register Notice: Solicitiation for Comments Regarding Current Procedures to Request Emergency and Major Disaster Declarations

On January 29, 2013, President Obama signed the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013.  The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 amended the Stafford Act to provide federally recognized Tribal governments the option to choose whether to make a request directly to the President for a federal emergency or major disaster declaration, or to seek assistance, as they do presently, under a declaration for a State.  

To start this process, FEMA published on the Federal Register Notice a request for comment for Tribes and Tribal governments, the organizations that represent them and all of our stakeholders regarding the disaster declarations process.  FEMA accepted comments through the Federal Register Notice process (Docket ID FEMA-2013-0006 Document Number 2013-05391), FEMA’s online collaboration site and by email until April 22, 2013 when the open comment period ended.   The written feedback from this solicitation for comments were published on Regulations.gov

 

March-April 2013

Schedule

In March and April 2013, FEMA held listening sessions with tribal leadership, their organizations and stakeholders to present information regarding FEMA programs, the Stafford Act and its amendment, and the declarations process.  Comments were accepted until April 22, 2013.

  • National
  • Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont)
  • Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Region 4 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee)
  • Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin)
  • Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas)
  • Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska)
  • Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)
  • Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, & the Pacific Islands)
  • Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington)

Read Ahead Information

Transcripts and Audio

National Closing Conference Call

Date Time Transcript Audio File
Thursday April 18, 2013 3:00pm Eastern Transcript Audio

National Kick Off Conference Call

Date Time Transcript Audio File
Tuesday March 12, 2013 4:00pm Eastern Transcript Audio

Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont)

 
Date Time Transcript Audio File
Friday, April 12, 2013 1:00pm Eastern Transcript Audio

Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)

 
Date Time Transcript Audio File
Monday, April 1, 2013 1:00pm Eastern Transcript Audio

Region 4 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee)

 
Date Time Transcript Audio File
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 10:30am Eastern Transcript Audio

Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin)

 
Date Time Transcript Audio File
Monday, April 8, 2013 2:00pm Central Transcript Audio
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:30am Central Transcript Audio

Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas)

 
Date Time Dial in Number Pin Number
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 2:00pm Central Transcript Audio
Thursday, April 4, 2013 2:00pm Central Transcript Audio
Thursday, April 11, 2013 2:00pm Central Transcript Audio

Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska)

 
Date Time Transcript Audio File
Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:30am Central Transcript Audio

Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)

 
Date Time Transcript Audio File
Monday, April 15, 2013 1:00pm Mountain Transcript Audio
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:00am Mountain Transcript Audio
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 2:00pm Central Transcript Audio

Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, & the Pacific Islands)

 
Date Time Transcript Audio File
Tuesday March 19, 2013 9:00am Pacific Transcript Audio
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:00pm Pacific Transcript Audio
Thursday March 21, 2013 9:00am Pacific Transcript Audio
Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:00pm Pacific Transcript Audio

Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington)

 
Date Time Transcript Audio File
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:00pm Pacific Transcript Audio
Friday, March 22, 2013 9:00am Pacific Transcript Audio
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 2:00pm Pacific Transcript Audio
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:00pm Pacific Transcript Audio
Thursday, March 28, 2013 2:00pm Pacific Transcript Audio
Friday, March 29, 2013 2:00pm Pacific Transcript Audio
Friday, April 5, 2013 10:00am Pacific Transcript Audio
Friday, April 5, 2013 2:00pm Pacific Transcript Audio

 

Last Updated: 
11/01/2013 - 16:50