Regulatory Waivers and Extensions Pursuant to Hurricane Katrina [Updated September 19, 2005] [open pdf - 27KB]
"Federal agencies have waived a number of regulatory requirements and extended the deadlines for certain reports and applications to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina and to ease the economic effects of the storm. Most of the actions were permitted by agency or program-specific authorizing statutes. More generally, though, Section 301 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act permits agencies to modify or waive administrative conditions for federal assistance in the wake of a major disaster upon the request of state or local authorities. This report identifies some (but not all) of those Katrina-related waivers and extensions, and will not be updated."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22253