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Section 1210 Fact Sheet 2019

On October 5, 2018, the President signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) into law as part of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018.

Section 1210 of the DRRA changed the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act,

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Section 1210 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) amends Section 312 of the Stafford Act to add a new Section 312(b)(4) (42 U.S.C. § 5155(b)(4)) authorizing the President to waive the general prohibition on duplication of benefits contained in Section 312(a) in extraordinary circumstances where: 1) the Governor of a State makes a specific request for a waiver; and 2) the President determines waiver is in the public interest and will not result in waste, fraud, or abuse. In making this determination, the President may consider the following: 1) the recommendation of the FEMA Administrator, made in consultation with the Federal agency or agencies administering a duplicative program; 2) whether the assistance to be funded is cost effective; 3) equity and good conscience; and 4) other matters of public policy the President considers appropriate.

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