This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (b)(2), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 93–288
, May 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 143
. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
of this title and Tables.
A prior section 401 ofPub. L. 93–288
was renumbered section
by Pub. L. 100–707
and is classified to section
of this title.
2013—Pub. L. 113–2
designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsecs. (b) and (c).
Pub. L. 113–2
, div. B, § 1109,Jan. 29, 2013, 127 Stat. 47
, provided that: “In order to provide more objective criteria for evaluating the need for assistance to individuals, to clarify the threshold for eligibility and to speed a declaration of a major disaster or emergency under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42
et seq.), not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this division [Jan. 29, 2013], the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with representatives of State, tribal, and local emergency management agencies, shall review, update, and revise through rulemaking the factors considered under section
.48 of title 44, Code of Federal Regulations (including section 206.48(b)(2) of such title relating to trauma and the specific conditions or losses that contribute to trauma), to measure the severity, magnitude, and impact of a disaster.”