Yesterday OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that it had approved FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) ‘consistent with change’. This ANPRM could be published in the Federal Register within the next week or so.
According to the Unified Agenda entry for this rulemaking action FEMA “is seeking public comment on implementing a provision of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act regarding State administration of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)”. This state administration of the grant program is authorized under 42 USC 5170c(c)(2). This provision was added by the 106th Congress (2000; PL 106-390, §204); certainly timely regulations.