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Mitigation Planning Interim Final Rule (October 1, 2002)

FEMA published a revised Interim Final Rule in the FEDERAL REGISTER on October 1, 2002. This rule extended the date by which approved State and local mitigation plans would be required from November 1, 2003, to November 1, 2004. This extension applied to States developing Standard State Mitigation Plans and local jurisdictions applying for the post-disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). However, the date did not change for the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program, in which a mitigation plan is required as a condition of a "brick and mortar" project grant. The PDM program allows States to prioritize funding toward those areas with the greatest risk and those in greatest need of mitigation planning assistance.