Docket:The proposed fact sheet is available in docket ID FEMA-2012-0014. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal athttp://www.regulations.gov,click on “Advanced Search,” then enter “FEMA-2012-0014” in the “By Docket ID” box, then select “FEMA” under “By Agency,” and then click “Search.” Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.
The fact sheet, RP9580.210,Personal Assistance Services in Sheltersprovides clarification on the eligibility of personal assistance services in congregate and transitional shelters under the Category B, Emergency Protective Measures provision of the FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA will reimburse eligible applicants' reasonable costs associated with the provision of personal assistance services to persons with disabilities in congregate and transitional shelters. Personal assistance services include but, are not limited to, caring for self (grooming, eating, bathing, toileting, dressing and undressing), walking, transferring (moving to and or from a wheelchair or cot), taking medicines, communicating and accessing programs and services.
The proposed fact sheet does not have the force or effect of law.
FEMA seeks comment on the proposed fact sheet, which is available online athttp://www.regulations.govin docket ID FEMA-2012-0014. Based on the comments received, FEMA may make appropriate revisions to the proposed fact sheet. Although FEMA will consider any comments received in the drafting of the final fact sheet, FEMA will not provide a response tocomments document. When or if FEMA issues a final fact sheet, FEMA will publish a notice of availability in theFederal Registerand make the final fact sheet available athttp://www.regulations.gov.The final fact sheet will not have the force or effect of law.
42 U.S.C. 5121-5207.
David J. Kaufman,
Director, Office of Policy and Program Analysis, Federal Emergency Management Agency.