Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)   [open pdf - 4MB]

"The purpose of this Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is to formalize efforts to explore opportunities to incorporate sustainability and smart growth practices into communities' hazard mitigation planning and long term disaster recovery efforts, and to incorporate hazards resilience into smart growth assistance for communities. This MOA reflects the mutual desire of both parties to coordinate Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) networks of nationwide, regional and community-based expertise, practices, initiatives, and programs to help communities reduce vulnerability to natural hazard events, recover from disasters that do occur, and achieve economic, environmental, and public health outcomes as part of redevelopment and recovery efforts. In particular, this MOA contemplates coordination of activities between EPA's Smart Growth Program and FEMA's long term disaster recovery and hazard mitigation planning programs. Second, this MOA also seeks to provide lessons learned for EPA, FEMA and other federal agencies that can be used to build a stronger federal framework for both post-disaster planning and post-disaster recovery. Third, it seeks to provide a collaborative framework for policy work related to both hazard mitigation planning and climate change adaptation to create more resilient communities."

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United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/
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