Timelines to Submit Declaration Request

FEMA’s regulations require a Governor to submit a request for an emergency or major disaster declaration within 30 days of the date of the incident. FEMA’s regulations allow Governors to request additional time to submit emergency and major disaster declaration requests. The extension request must be submitted within 30 days after the incident and must include a reason for the additional time needed.

FEMA is soliciting thoughts to determine whether 30 days is an appropriate amount of time for the Chief Executive of an Indian tribal government to submit a request or ask for an extension during the pilot program. FEMA welcomes comments on whether there are circumstances that may prevent the Chief Executive of an Indian tribal government from submitting such a request, or a request for an extension within this time.

FEMA welcomes comments on any or all of the topics addressed below in the manner you prefer. Comments are also welcomed on any other issues that may not be covered in the below topics.