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Frequently Asked Questions: Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and Standards for Public Assistance   [open pdf - 1019KB]

"Purpose[:] '1. What is the purpose of using consensus-based codes, specifications and standards and to which facilities does it apply?' The purpose is to promote resiliency and reduce future risk in the repair and replacement of disaster damaged facilities funded by FEMA's PA program. The policy applies to: buildings, electric power, roads, bridges, and potable water and wastewater facilities. Applicability[:] '2. Is the Policy mandatory?' Yes, it is mandatory in all major disasters declared on or after the initial publication date of this Policy, November 6, 2019. '3. Who determines what codes, specifications and standards must be used in PA-funded projects?' Appendix A of the Policy identifies the required codes. The Applicant is responsible for identifying which of the consensus-based codes, specifications and standards are applicable for each PA project."

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2020-02
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