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Disaster-Specific Guidance - 2017 Hurricane Season (Harvey, Irma, and Maria)

This page contains disaster-specific guidance for the 2017 hurricane season including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Fact sheets specific to each declared event are included as well as Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Permenant Work Pilot Guides and the policy for implementing the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfImplementing Section 20601 of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act (V2)

Version 2 of the BBA Policy was updated to incorporate changes pursuant to Section 601 of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019. This policy supersedes the previous BBA Policy published on September 14, 2018 and is only applicable to DR-4336-PR, DR-4339-PR, DR-4335-VI, and DR-4340-VI.

Section 20601 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 20182 (BBA) authorizes FEMA to "provide assistance, pursuant to Section 428 of the Stafford Act… for critical services as defined in Section 406". This authority allows FEMA to provide assistance to restore disaster-damaged facilities or systems that provide the specifically identified critical services to an industry standard without regard to pre-disaster condition; and to restore components not damaged by the disaster when necessary to fully effectuate restoration of the disaster-damaged components to restore the function of the facility or system to industry standards.

Section 601 of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 20194 directed FEMA to include costs associated with addressing pre-disaster condition, undamaged components, codes and standards, and industry standards in the cost of repair when calculating the repair versus replacement percentage in 44 CFR 206.226(f). This calculation is the basis of the repair versus replacement policy (50 percent rule) and is used when it is necessary to determine whether a facility is eligible for repair or replacement.

1.35MSeptember 11, 2019
Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Alternative Procedures Guide for Permanent Work for FEMA-4339-DR-PR (V2)

This publication intends to provide clarification and guidelines to FEMA, the Government of Puerto Rico, and its Subrecipients on the implementation of alternative procedures (Section 428) applicable to all PA-funded large permanent work projects under FEMA-DR-4339-PR. The guide describes the scope and limitations of the alternative procedures; describes changes to the aspects of the PA Program to which these procedures apply; identifies responsibilities for certain activities; and identifies timelines for key actions and decisions. This version of the guide supersedes the previous version published in April 2018. It has been updated to provide procedural guidance for the implementation of the PA National Delivery Model and incorporate requirements from the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) of 2018.

0.77MSeptember 13, 2019
Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Alternative Procedures Guide for Permanent Work for FEMA-4340-DR-VI (V2)

On June 20, 2018, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp informed the FEMA Administrator by letter that the Government of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) "intends to utilize the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Permanent Work (PAAP), authorized under Section 428 of the Stafford Act, to the greatest extent practicable for recovery related to both Hurricanes Irma and Maria." While participation in PAAP is voluntary, USVI and FEMA are committed to maximizing the use of PAAP. The procedures in this guide are alternatives to FEMA’s standard PA procedures set forth by Section 406 of the Stafford Act and funded based on Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §206.225(b). This version of the guide supersedes the previous version published in September 2018. It has been updated to provide procedural guidance for the implementation of the PA National Delivery Model and incorporate requirements from the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) of 2018.

0.79MSeptember 13, 2019
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Cost Share Adjustment Fact Sheet for Hurricane Harvey (DR-4332-TX)

This fact sheet provides information regarding cost share adjustments under DR-4332-TX. Specifically, the President authorized a 90 percent Federal cost share for debris removal, including direct Federal assistance. Additionally, the President authorized a 100 percent Federal cost share for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for 30 days from the start of the incident period, and then a 90 percent Federal cost share thereafter.

0.06MSeptember 3, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfPPDR Fact Sheet for Hurricane Harvey (DR-4332-TX)

This fact sheet provides information regarding Private Property Debris Removal for Hurricane Harvey under DR-4332-TX.

0.12MSeptember 5, 2017