Executive Order 12699: Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction [open pdf - 177KB]
Alternate Title: EO 12699: Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction
"The purposes of these requirements are to reduce risks to the lives of occupants of buildings owned by the Federal Government and to persons who would be affected by the failures of Federal buildings in earthquakes, to improve the capability of essential Federal buildings to function during or after an earthquake, and to reduce earthquake losses of public buildings, all in a cost-effective manner. A building means any structure, fully or partially enclosed, used or intended for sheltering persons or property."
Executive Order 12699; EO 12699
Code of Federal Regulations
3 CFR, 1990 Comp., p. 269-271