Developing New Federal Hazard Mitigation Policy; The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 [open pdf - 96KB]
This document presents session two of a FEMA Higher Education Project course on 'Breaking the Disaster Cycle: Future Directions in Natural Hazard Mitigation'. The objectives of the session are as follows: Understand the issues that motivated the search for a new federal hazard mitigation policy; Review the efforts by Congress and FEMA to create a pre-disaster hazard mitigation model, policy, and program; Critique the various mitigation proposals in terms of impacts on stakeholders in the intergovernmental hazard mitigation policy system; Discuss the impact of major natural disasters on efforts to reshape federal mitigation policy; Understand the pre-disaster mitigation concepts underlying the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000; Review the Act's provisions; Examine the FEMA regulations implementing the new disaster act; Discuss the new requirements and incentives for state and local mitigation planning, and; Evaluate the potential impacts of the new act and regulations on reducing vulnerability to various types of natural hazards.
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Breaking the Disaster Cycle: Future Directions in Natural Hazard Mitigation - Session No. 2