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Landslide Hazards Legislation in the 116th Congress [Updated August 3, 2020]   [open pdf - 542KB]

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 billion to $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 the USGS. The 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 $4.0 million in FY2020) within its Natural Hazards Program. Both bills would broaden the USGS's current activities and require coordination with other federal agencies."

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CRS Insight, IN11008
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2020-08-03
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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