S. 646 (112th): Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2011

Introduced:
Mar 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3479 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Dec 01, 2011

Sponsor
Barbara Boxer
Junior Senator from California
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 17, 2011
Length
50 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1379 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 05, 2011

H.R. 3479 (Related)
Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2011

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 01, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 17, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 17, 2011
Reported by Committee May 05, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to reauthorize Federal natural hazards reduction programs, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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2/27/2012--Reported to Senate amended.
Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2011 -
Title I - Earthquakes
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2011 - Amends the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 to revise and reauthorize the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program through FY2015.
Section 103 -
Repeals provisions establishing the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction and an associated advisory committee.
Section 104 -
Revises responsibilities of Program agencies, including by making:
(1) the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) responsible for research and development to improve building standards and practices;
(2) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), consistent with its all hazards approach, responsible for facilitating the adoption of model building codes;
(3) the United States Geological Survey (USGS) responsible for providing real-time earthquake information; and
(4) the National Science Foundation (NSF) responsible for funding basic research.
Section 105 -
Makes NIST (currently, USGS) responsible for organizing investigations under the post-earthquake investigations program.
Title II - Wind
National Windstorm Impact Reduction Reauthorization Act of 2011 - Amends the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004 to revise and reauthorize the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program through FY2015.
Section 203 -
Repeals provisions requiring the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to establish an Interagency Working Group responsible for the planning, management, and coordination of the Program.
Section 204 -
Designates NIST as the lead agency and sets forth revised responsibilities of NIST and the other Program agencies: FEMA, NSF, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Title III - Interagency Coordinating Committee on Natural Hazards Risk Reduction
Section 301 -
Establishes an Interagency Coordinating Committee on Natural Hazards Risk Reduction, chaired by the Director of NIST, to oversee the planning and coordination of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, and other federal research for natural hazard mitigation that the Committee considers appropriate.
Requires:
(1) the Committee to develop strategic plans and coordinated budgets for such Programs; and
(2) the Director to establish an Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction and such other advisory committees as necessary to advise NIST on research, development, and technology transfer activities to mitigate the impact of natural disasters.
Title IV - National Construction Safety Team Act Amendments
Section 401 -
Amends the National Construction Safety Team Act to authorize safety teams to be established for deployment after events causing the failure of infrastructure, as well as buildings, leading to a substantial loss of life.
Title V - Fire Research Program
Section 501 -
Amends the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to include among the types of fires subject to the Fire Research Center's research program fires at the wildland-urban interface.

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