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December 29, 2010                  

Re: Disaster Management Reimbursement for December 2010 Snow Emergency

Dear Mayor:

At the request of Jerome Hatfield, Deputy Superintendent of Homeland Security and Deputy State Director for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, I am forwarding the following information the State has sent to the County and Municipal OEM coordinators, who are responsible for compiling this information as part of the reimbursement application. The major elements of that communication includes the following: 

In anticipation of a possible request for a Federal Declaration, please begin to compile any and all costs associated with the December 26th & 27th, 2010 Severe Winter Storm (snow event). Please provide your Region representative with hard copies of any PDA conducted in regard to the Severe Winter Storm.  To expedite a request for Joint PDA assistance with FEMA, please forward electronically your costs incurred for this event as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact Sergeant Christopher Hartnett of the Emergency Management Section Recovery Bureau, at 609-963-6900 ext 2500, or at  Compilations should include the following:

A & B Categories (Emergency Protective Measures and Debris Removal)

Force Labor costs
"other" personnel costs
Snow removal and Equipment costs
Salting and Sanding as well as Brine ( Pre & Post snow)
Police and Fire emergency costs ( power outage etc..)
Any other related Emergency Costs or removal costs.

According to the FEMA Snow Policy 9523.1, the following is the guideline for the Eligible Period of Assistance: Snow assistance is available for all eligible costs incurred over a continuous 48-hour period.  Applicants may select a 48-hour period during which the highest eligible costs were incurred.  Once costs are submitted for the chosen 48-hour period that selected 48-hour period cannot be changed.  Please refer to the policy for more specific information (below link).  Should you have any questions, please use the contact information below.

The League will continue to work with the State Office of Emergency Management to ensure that municipalities receive as much emergency funds as possible and keep you advised on what steps the State is taking to keep your OEM coordinators to address this emergent situation

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


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