Category A: Privately Owned Vehicles and Vessels
The next common type of debris found after a disaster are privately owned vehicles and vessels. Removal of privately owned vehicles and vessels may be eligible if all of the following conditions are met:
- The vehicle or vessel blocks access to a public-use area.
- The vehicle or vessel is abandoned and the Applicant is unable to identify the owner.
- The Applicant follows applicable State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local government ordinances or laws for private vehicle or vessel removal.
- The Applicant verifies the chain of custody of the vehicle or vessel.
A limited timeframe for vehicle and vessel storage may be eligible if it is necessary to remove the item prior to being able to identify the owner. If the owner is subsequently identified, the Applicant must return to FEMA the Federal share of any funds it recovers for storage costs.