S. Rept. 117-128: Disaster Contract Improvement Act, to Accompany S. 3512, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, July 12, 2022   [open pdf - 354KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "S. 3512, the Disaster Contract Improvement Act, requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator to establish an advisory group comprised of individuals and government entities that engage in debris removal in disaster recovery efforts. The advisory group must determine whether current procedures and guidance in place are sufficient to provide debris removal contract oversight. If current procedures are not sufficient, the bill requires FEMA, in consultation with the advisory group, to develop and implement recommendations to improve current guidance and procedures concerning debris removal contracts. The bill requires FEMA to conduct trainings and outreach on any guidance or support materials developed under this section. The bill also requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study about the use, benefits, and challenges of advance contracts that state, local, and tribal governments have entered into for debris removal. The bill also requires GAO to study the process for setting reimbursement rates for debris removal programs, the use of penalties for violations of law and regulations relating to debris removal, fraud, waste, and abuse relating to debris removal programs; and make recommendations for improvements to oversight and fraud prevention across the debris removal program."

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S. Rept. 117-128; Senate Report 117-128
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