Deadline Jan. 13: Help Design Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Process

Release Date Release Number
R6-NR-004
Release Date:
January 12, 2023

SANTA FE, NM – There’s still time to add your voice along with other New Mexico residents who have already submitted their ideas online and at six public meetings.

The public comment period remains open through Jan. 13 for you to provide feedback on the process to implement the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Assistance Act. It’s your opportunity to give input on the interim regulations if you want your ideas and concerns to shape the final regulations.

You can review the regulations and submit your comments online by visiting regulations.gov and typing in FEMA-2022-0037 in the search bar at the top of the screen where it says, “Search for dockets and documents on agency actions.” You can also see comments that have already been submitted.

The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Assistance Act provides compensation for those impacted by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon fire. Compensation may cover eligible losses, including personal injury, loss of property, business loss or financial loss.

FEMA’s Interim Final Rule guides the claims process and describes necessary documentation, evaluation criteria and compensation available for those impacted by the fire and subsequent flooding. The rule also provides additional guidance for appeal rights, arbitration and judicial review.

Don’t pass up this chance to make your contribution. The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Claims Office will use your comments to shape the final regulations, but you must submit them by Jan. 13.

For more information, visit fema.gov/hermits-peak. For information in Spanish, visit fema.gov/es/hermits-peak.

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Last updated January 26, 2023