"The Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) presents the NEHRP 2007 Annual Report. This has been an active and productive year for NEHRP with significant progress toward long-term goals and objectives for reducing losses from future earthquakes. As required by Public Law 108-360, this report describes these activities and progress, and gives program budgets for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and those proposed for FY 2009. The four NEHRP agencies are the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The ICC is composed of the Directors of the NEHRP agencies and the Directors of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Office of Management and Budget. NIST serves as the NEHRP lead agency and its Director chairs the ICC." The accomplishments of NEHRP in FY 2007 are: "NEHRP Leadership"; "NSF Research Centers"; "George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)"; "Earthquake Safety in Building Design and Construction Standards and Codes"; "Earthquake Monitoring"; and "Assessing Seismic Hazards."
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/