October 18, 2001
BULLETIN NO. 02-01
TO THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE
DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS
Reports on the Use of the Emergency Response Fund
1. Purpose. Submit
monthly reports on your agencys use of the funds OMB transferred
to you from the Emergency Response Fund (ERF).
2. Background. The
2001 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Recovery from and
Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States ( P.L. 107-38) provided
appropriations to the ERF that are, in turn, transferred by the Office
of Management and Budget (OMB) to agency accounts. The Act requires
that the OMB provide quarterly reports to the Committees on Appropriations
on the use of the ERF appropriations. In the negotiations with Congress
that led to this legislation, the OMB agreed to track agency expenditures
on a more frequent basis.
3. Coverage. All
agencies that received transfers and OMB approval of transfers from
4. Reports. Each
department or agency will submit one report to cover the whole
department or agency. The report will be on obligations incurred,
during the previous month and cumulatively, against budget authority
transferred or approved to be transferred by OMB from the ERF. The
amounts will be reported in thousands of dollars. Submit monthly
reports in the format of the attached exhibit to your OMB representative
with budget responsibility for your accounts.
The ERF specifies that
"not less than one-half ... shall be for disaster recovery
activities and assistance related to the terrorist acts in New York,
Virginia, and Pennsylvania." The report will separately identify
the cumulative amounts of funds provided to the three States. For the
purposes of the report, the term "disaster recovery activities and
- Providing economic and
physical disaster relief assistance to areas directly affected
by the attacks.
- Repairing public facilities
and transportation systems damaged by the attacks.
- Restoring Federal services
or the ability to provide Federal services in areas directly affected
by the attacks.
- Providing medical and
economic support to individuals or domestic organizations directly
affected by the attacks.
- Providing support to investigate
or prosecute domestic or international terrorism.
- Providing increased security
for domestic transportation and infrastructure.
"Disaster recovery activities
and assistance" do not include:
- Developing or implementing
military responses to the attacks, or backfilling for resources
tasked for a military response.
- Supporting most international
activities, except for evacuation of personnel immediately following
5. Due Dates. Monthly
reports are due to OMB no later than four weeks after the end of each
month, beginning on October 26, 2001.
6. Contact. Direct
your questions to your OMB representative with budget responsibility
for your accounts.
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
Attachment (1 page, 55 kb)