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Title 44Chapter ISubchapter DPart 206 → Subpart C

Title 44: Emergency Management and Assistance

Subpart C—Emergency Assistance

§206.61   Purpose.
§206.62   Available assistance.
§206.63   Provision of assistance.
§206.64   Coordination of assistance.
§206.65   Cost sharing.
§206.66   Limitation on expenditures.
§206.67   Requirement when limitation is exceeded.
§§206.68-206.100   [Reserved]

Source: 55 FR 2296, Jan. 23, 1990, unless otherwise noted.

§206.61   Purpose.

The purpose of this subpart is to identify the forms of assistance which may be made available under an emergency declaration.

§206.62   Available assistance.

In any emergency declaration, the Regional Administrator or Administrator may provide assistance, as follows:

(a) Direct any Federal agency, with or without reimbursement, to utilize its authorities and the resources granted to it under Federal law (including personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, and managerial, technical and advisory services) in support of State and local emergency assistance efforts to save lives, protect property and public health and safety, and lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe;

(b) Coordinate all disaster relief assistance (including voluntary assistance) provided by Federal agencies, private organizations, and State and local governments;

(c) Provide technical and advisory assistance to affected State and local governments for:

(1) The performance of essential community services;

(2) Issuance of warnings of risks or hazards;

(3) Public health and safety information, including dissemination of such information;

(4) Provision of health and safety measures; and

(5) Management, control, and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety;

(d) Provide emergency assistance under the Stafford Act through Federal agencies;

(e) Remove debris in accordance with the terms and conditions of section 407 of the Stafford Act;

(f) Provide assistance in accordance with section 408 of the Stafford Act; and

(g) Assist State and local governments in the distribution of medicine, food, and other consumable supplies, and emergency assistance.

[55 FR 2296, Jan. 23, 1990, as amended at 67 FR 61460, Sept. 30, 2002]

§206.63   Provision of assistance.

Assistance authorized by an emergency declaration is limited to immediate and short-term assistance, essential to save lives, to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe.

§206.64   Coordination of assistance.

After an emergency declaration by the President, all Federal agencies, voluntary organizations, and State and local governments providing assistance shall operate under the coordination of the Federal Coordinating Officer.

§206.65   Cost sharing.

The Federal share for assistance provided under this title shall not be less than 75 percent of the eligible costs.

§206.66   Limitation on expenditures.

Total assistance provided in any given emergency declaration may not exceed $5,000,000, except when it is determined by the Administrator that:

(a) Continued emergency assistance is immediately required;

(b) There is a continuing and immediate risk to lives, property, public health and safety; and

(c) Necessary assistance will not otherwise be provided on a timely basis.

§206.67   Requirement when limitation is exceeded.

Whenever the limitation described in §206.66 is exceeded, the Administrator must report to the Congress on the nature and extent of continuing emergency assistance requirements and shall propose additional legislation if necessary.

§§206.68-206.100   [Reserved]

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