H.R. 6961 (96th): Emergency Evacuation Act of 1980


Mar 27, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 27, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Wydler

Representative for New York's 5th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize and direct the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop emergency evacuation plans for highly-populated areas of the United States for use in the event of a nuclear attack and to use such plans as a model to the extent practicable in the development of supplemental emergency evacuation plans for use in the event of accidents at civilian nuclear power plants or other non-military disasters or accidents which threaten U.S. civilian populations and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/27/1980--Introduced.Emergency Evacuation Act of 1980 - Directs the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop nuclear attack preparedness plans for the evacuation of civilian population centers which would ... Read more >

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Mar 27, 1980

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