[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 25 (Friday, February 6, 1998)]
[Page 6187]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-3065]




State of Tennessee; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major 
disaster for the State of Tennessee (FEMA-1197-DR), dated January 13, 
1998 and related determinations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 13, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madge Dale, Response and Recovery 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, 
(202) 646-3260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter 
dated January 13, 1998, the President declared a major disaster under 
the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), as follows:

    I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State 
of Tennessee, resulting from severe storms and flooding beginning 
January 6, 1998, and continuing, is of sufficient severity and 
magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, P.L. 93-
288 as amended, (``the Stafford Act''). I, therefore, declare that 
such a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee.
    In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby 
authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes, such 
amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and 
administrative expenses.
    You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance, Public 
Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation in the designated areas. 
Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be 
supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for 
Public Assistance or Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent 
of the total eligible costs.

    The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 
310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public 
Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed 
six months after the date of this declaration.
    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the authority vested in the 
Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under Executive 
Order 12148, I hereby appoint Mr. Michael J. Polny of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer 
for this declared disaster.
    I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Tennessee 
to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster:

    Carter County for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance.
    Cumberland, Jackson, and Johnson Counties for Public Assistance.

    All counties within the State of Tennessee are eligible to apply 
for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.516, Disaster 
James L. Witt,
[FR Doc. 98-3065 Filed 2-5-98; 8:45 am]