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Disaster Assistance; Insurance Requirements for the Public Assistance Program

Federal Register, February 23, 2000, Page 8927

Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Action

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking.

Summary

As a means to achieve a nationally consistent level of responsibility among public and certain private non-profit entities for natural disaster risks, we (FEMA) are considering making a minimum amount of building insurance coverage a criterion for eligibility for Public Assistance. In order to encourage the purchase of such insurance, we are considering whether and how to make uninsured buildings ineligible for Public Assistance. We have sought out the advice of numerous insurance experts and program stakeholders on this, but believe we will benefit by sharing our thinking on these issues to the widest audience possible and seeking their views and comments before we publish a proposed rule. We also have various specific questions for your consideration.

Dates

We invite written comments on this and will accept them until April 10, 2000.

Addresses

Please send written comments to the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., room 840, Washington, DC 20472, (facsimile) 202-646-4536, or (email) rules@fema.gov.

Further Information

Curtis Carleton, Chief, Community Services Branch, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., room 713, Washington, DC 20472, 202-646-4535

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