ABSTRACT

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security [Updated June 25, 2003]   [open pdf - 43KB]

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296) requires the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate (EPR) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to coordinate federal emergency management activities. This report examines the law which consolidates federal emergency authorities and resources into EPR--but not terrorism preparedness activities, which are administered by the Border and Transportation Security Directorate within DHS. This report provides summaries of and references to the entities that constitute EPR, as well as brief statements of issues that may come before the 108th Congress.

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CRS Report for Congress, RS21367
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2003-06-25
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