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FEMA: Proposed Rules on the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000

Federal Register, August 11, 2009, Page 40124-40131


Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS


Notice of proposed rulemaking


This proposed rule implements aspects of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 by reducing the Federal cost share of FEMA Public Assistance to public and certain private nonprofit facilities repetitively damaged in the preceding 10 years by the same type of event and for which required hazard mitigation has not been implemented. The Federal government should not repetitively reimburse eligible applicants for damage that could be prevented through mitigation efforts. The reduced Federal cost share of the proposed rule is intended to provide an incentive to mitigate repetitive damage,
promote measures that reduce future loss to life and property, protect Federal investment in public infrastructure, and help build disaster-resistant communities.


Submit comments on or before October 13, 2009.


You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID FEMA-2008-0006, by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: Include Docket ID FEMA-2008-0006 in the subject line of the message. Fax: 703-483-2999. Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Rules Docket Clerk, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472-3100. Instructions: All Submissions received must include the agency name and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available on the Privacy and Use Notice link on the Administration Navigation Bar of Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at and search for Federal Emergency Management Agency docket ID ``FEMA-2008-0006.'' Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472-3100.

Further Information

Tod Wells, Acting Director, Public Assistance Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 414, Washington, DC 20472-3100, (phone) 202-646-3936; (facsimile) 202-646-3304; or (e-mail)