Annual Report of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program for Fiscal Year 2008   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This document is the annual report of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2008 presented by the NEHRP Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC). This report, required by Public Law 108-360, describes the activities of the NEHRP agencies during the year and their progress toward reducing the impacts of future earthquakes in the United States. Additionally, this report gives program budgets for FY 2009 and those proposed for FY 2010. The NEHRP ICC is composed of the Directors of the four NEHRP agencies and the Directors of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Office of Management and Budget. 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). NIST serves as the NEHRP lead agency and its Director chairs the ICC." The accomplishments reviewed in this report include: "NEHRP Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2009-2013"; "George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)"; "International Codes"; and "Earthquake hazards of the Hayward Fault in California's East Bay region."

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