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Landslide Hazards Legislation in the 116th Congress [Updated March 12, 2019]   [open pdf - 502KB]

From the Document: "The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that landslides kill an average of 25-50 people each year in the United States and account for $1-$2 billion annually in damages. Two nearly identical bills, S. 529 and H.R. 1261, titled the National Landslide Preparedness Act, would authorize a national landslide hazards reduction program within USGS. USGS currently operates, under its Organic Act of 1879 and other authorities, such as the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-288), a Landslide Hazards Program (funding level of $3.5 million in FY2018) within its Natural Hazards Program. Both bills would broaden USGS's current activities and require coordination with other federal agencies."

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CRS Insight, IN11008
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2019-03-12
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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