Hurricane Isaac Information

As of October 18, 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Florida (DR-4084) in support of Hurricane Isaac on October 18, 2012. This relief is for the specified counties in Florida as noted in the declaration. The effective date for this declaration is August 27, 2012 through August 29, 2012.

As of September 21, 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Alabama (DR-4082) in support of Hurricane Isaac on September 21, 2012. This relief is for the specified counties in Alabama as noted in the declaration. The effective date for this declaration is August 26, 2012 through September 5, 2012.

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac - Emergency and Major Disaster Declarations

1.  The President signed an Emergency Declaration for Louisiana (EM-3347) in support of Tropical Storm Isaac relief on August 27, 2012 and subsequently signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana in support of Hurricane Isaac relief on August 29, 2012 (DR-4080). The President signed an Emergency Declaration for Mississippi (EM-3348) in support of Tropical Storm Isaac relief on August 28, 2012 and signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi (DR-4081) in support of Hurricane Isaac relief on August 29, 2012. This relief is for specified counties in Louisiana and Mississippi as noted in those declarations. The effective date for all declarations is August 26, 2012.

2.  A Contingency Operation has not been declared, therefore, there are no changes to procurement thresholds. FAR 18.203 and DFARS 218.203 do provide for Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities which are restricted to the specified counties listed in the emergency and major disaster declarations stated above.

3.  The General Services Administration has created a National Interest Action (NIA) code in Federal Procurement Data System for Hurricane Isaac.

Code : H12I
Short Description: ISAAC2012
Description: Hurricane Isaac 2012

Start date: 08/30/2012
End Date: 12/28/2012

4. The Government Purchase Card (GPC) is the preferred method of payment for micro-purchases ($3000 and below) and every effort should be made to use the GPC before using convenience checks. The limit on convenience checks remains at $3000. Additional guidance for the use of the purchase card may be found in Appendix B of the DoD Charge Card Guidebook found at

http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pdi/pc/docs/dod_charge_card_guide_
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