Implementation Guidelines for Executive Order 13728 Wildland-Urban Interface Federal Risk Management [open pdf - 514KB]
From the Scope of Executive Order: "The Wildland-Urban Interface [WUI] Federal Risk Mitigation EO [Executive Order] provides the basis for policy to strengthen the security and resilience of the Nation against wildfire, and to promote public safety, economic strength, and national security. In addition to the increased risk of wildfire due to the changing climate, the wildland-urban interface is growing as the number of houses and communities built in the WUI has steadily increased. The term WUI refers to the line, area, or zone where structures or development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland or vegetative fuels. Even without direct contact from a fire, wind-blown embers from wildfires can travel over a mile and ignite building components and debris on and around a structure. As directed by the EO, these implementation guidelines shall be developed by January 18, 2017 (within 240 days of the date of this order). The implementation guidelines support the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG) goals of providing assistance to the agencies in interpreting the code requirements as outlined in the executive order."
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/