Federal Emergency Management Agency
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Cost of Assistance Estimates in the Disaster Declaration Process for the Public Assistance Program


ACTION:
Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing a rule to substantively revise the “Estimated cost of the assistance” disaster declaration factor that FEMA uses to review a Governor's request for a major disaster under the Public Assistance Program. FEMA proposes revisions to this factor to more accurately assess the disaster response capabilities of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories (States), and to respond to the direction of Congress in the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, which requires FEMA to review its disaster declaration factors and update them via rulemaking, as appropriate.

DATES:
All comments must be submitted by February 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES:
You may submit comments on this proposed rule, identified by Docket ID FEMA-2020-0038, by the following method:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Comments on the proposed information collections included in this proposed rule should be submitted both to FEMA, as indicated above, and to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be identified by the appropriate OMB Control Number(s), addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tod Wells, Deputy Director of Public Assistance, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, 202-646-3936, fema-recovery-pa-policy@fema.dhs.gov.

Dates
Comments Closed Feb 12, 2021
Links
As published in the Federal Register