The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reorganized since being put in the Homeland Security Department in 2003, but none of those changes have been substantive, the agency said in a new final rule .
FEMA released details of its recent reorganizations in the rule published in the Federal Register April 3. The agency also declared it was exempt from notifying the public and from allowing for public comment because the changes are not substantive. FEMA also stated that review by the Office of Management and Budget was not necessary.
“All of the changes in this rule are nonsubstantive. This rule consists only of corrections and editorial, organizational and conforming amendments. These changes will have no substantive effect on the public; therefore, it is unnecessary to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,” the notice states.