Strategic Plan for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: Fiscal Years 2008-2012 [open pdf - 1MB]
"This Strategic Plan for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) for Fiscal Years 2008-2012 is submitted to Congress by the Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) of NEHRP, as required by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended by Public Law 108-360. The Plan outlines a cooperative program of earthquake monitoring, research, implementation, education, and outreach activities performed by the NEHRP agencies. […] This Plan provides a straightforward and executable strategy for NEHRP. Successful strategic planning and Program accomplishment must be consistent with existing policies, based on realistic assumptions, and responsive to changing conditions. The pace of Program accomplishment will depend on the funding that is requested by NEHRP agencies and appropriated by Congress for NEHRP purposes during the 2008-2012 Plan period. This Plan should be used to guide relevant funding decisions by NEHRP agencies. Following the adoption of this Plan, the NEHRP agencies will jointly develop an annual Management Plan that details Strategic Plan implementation activities that are consistent with agency appropriations and funding priorities. The NEHRP agencies will keep abreast of advancements in science and technology, adjusting both short-and long-term developmental efforts to take advantage of new results. NEHRP will remain focused on the elements of this Strategic Plan, but will adapt to contingencies and opportunities that may arise. If a major earthquake occurs in the United States during the Plan period, NEHRP will initiate efforts to study the effects and impacts of that event, including successes, failures, and unforeseen problems that arose in mitigation, response, and recovery practices and policies, and adjust this Plan as needed."
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/