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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 654: Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017   [open pdf - 20KB]

"H.R. 654 would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a plan to purchase and install an early warning system for earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone (a fault line that spans parts of California and all of Oregon andWashington State). FEMA would be required to submit this plan to the Congress as well asan additional report summarizing the plan's implementation within one year of the bill'senactment. The bill would not require FEMA to implement the plan nor would it authorizethe appropriation of funds to do so. H.R. 654 also would direct the President to establish anearthquake and tsunami task force, for which the FEMA Administrator would be the chair,to develop and submit to the Congress a strategy and recommendations for preparing for,mitigating against, responding to, and recovering from an earthquake or tsunami in theCascadia Subduction Zone. The task force would include individuals from the federal government, the Oregon, Washington, and California state governments, local governments, and private institutions."

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2017-03-08
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