Presentation on theme: "Public Assistance Alternative Procedure Pilot Program Debris"— Presentation transcript:
1 Public Assistance Alternative Procedure Pilot Program Debris Arlington, TXJuly 17, 2013
2 Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA) Amends Title IV of Stafford Act by adding § 428, which authorizes alternative procedures for PA.Authorizes FEMA to implement the procedures (PAAP) through a Pilot Program for 1 year.
3 Goals for PAAPReducing the costs to the federal government of providing PA.Increasing flexibilityExpediting the provision of assistanceProviding financial incentives and disincentives for timely and cost effective completion of projects.
4 Application of PAAP to Debris Removal Sliding scale to determine Federal ShareUse of income from recycled debrisReimbursement of Straight TimeIncentives to havedebris management plan approvedpre-qualified contractors
5 ApplicabilityApplies to eligible applicantsVoluntaryApplicants sign acknowledgement of proceduresApplies to large projects
6 Laws, Regulations, and Policies Must follow PAAP Pilot Program Guide, for those elements excepted by the provisions of the law.Other statutory, regulatory and policy requirements of PA still apply.Must comply with other Federal requirements—EHP laws, regulations and executive orders.
7 Alternative procedures Eligible applicants must request to participateSliding Scale0-30 days 85%31-90 days 80%days 75%Does not apply to DFACannot go back to standard procedures
8 Alternative procedures Recycling RevenuesCan use this procedure in combination with any other procedure or on its ownYou can keep them!*Notify Grantee of RevenueIncludecompletion datequantity and types of debris recycledCost for processing debrisWhether using recycled debrisGrantee forwards to FEMACost of establishing recycling program is ineligible
9 Alternative procedures Recycling Revenues cont’d* Must be used for authorized purposeCost ShareDisaster PlanningActivities that reduce future riskImprove future debris ops or planningIf revenues are not used for an authorized purpose, grant will be reduced by amount of revenue
10 Alternative procedures Straight Time Force Account LaborCan be used with any other alternative or on its ownApplies to both large and small projectsDebris Management PlansCan increase effectiveness of debris management OpsIf in place before 1st day of incident period, FEMA provides applicant a one-time incentive of 2% to debris removal completed within 90 days. 1 time during the whole pilot—not each disaster.
11 ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES Debris Plan Elements are found in the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program Guide for Debris Removal.Applicants must have a least one pre-qualified contractor.Content of plans will vary depending on:State and local ordinanceszoninglocation of critical infrastructureEmergency servicesdisposal locationsother local factors
12 Grants management Applicants must Complete work within regulatory time framesSubmit quarterly progress reports for large projectsSubmit to the Grantee a final report of project costs
13 Grants management Grantees must Provide funds to Applicant Ensure that Applicants understand procurement procedures44 CFR Part 13, 2 CFR Part 215OMB CircularsEnsure that Applicants comply with EHP
14 Closeout, appeals, audits SOW CompletedApplicant submits accounting to GranteeGrantee provides to FEMA and requests closureAppeals – onlyPW approval and obligationCorrective actions resulting from compliance reviews/auditsAudits and Compliance ReviewsOIGFEMA