H.R.4065 - National Disaster Preparedness Inventory Act of 1990101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] (Introduced 02/21/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Public Works and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/14/1990 Executive Comment Requested from FEMA, OMB. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.4065 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
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HR 4065 IH 101st CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4065 To require that the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency conduct an inventory of resources available to the Federal Government for use in response to a natural disaster. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 21, 1990 Mr. WELDON (for himself, Mr. AUCOIN, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. BROWN of California, Mr. BRYANT, Mr. COBLE, Mrs. COLLINS, Mr. DYSON, Mr. ECKART, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. FAZIO, Mr. FROST, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. GEKAS, Mr. GRANT, Mr. HUGHES, Mr. JONTZ, Mr. KASICH, Mr. PACKARD, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. POSHARD, Mr. PAYNE of Virginia, Mr. RIDGE, Mr. ROE, Mr. SIKORSKI, Mr. SMITH of Florida, Mr. STARK, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. WILSON, and Mr. MCEWEN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation A BILL To require that the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency conduct an inventory of resources available to the Federal Government for use in response to a natural disaster. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `National Disaster Preparedness Inventory Act of 1990'. SEC. 2. INVENTORY OF RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO RESPOND TO NATURAL DISASTERS. Title III of the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5141 and following) is amended by inserting at the end the following: `SEC. 322. INVENTORY OF RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO RESPOND TO DISASTER. `(a) ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS- Within 6 months after the enactment of this section, the Director shall appoint a committee to be known as the Committee on Standards to identify resources and establish standards for those resources needed to provide relief and assist in search and rescue operations following a major disaster or emergency. The Committee on Standards shall consist of representatives of agencies, associations, and industries with expertise in disaster relief, emergency response, or search and rescue or with command of resources used for such operations. `(b) ESTABLISHMENT OF INVENTORY- Within 24 months after the enactment of this section, the Director shall complete an inventory of resources identified by the Committee on Standards that are available to the Federal Government, through public or private entities, for use or deployment, or both, in disaster relief or search and rescue operations following a major disaster or emergency. Each item in the inventory shall include the information that is necessary for prompt access to that resource. `(c) ORGANIZATION OF INVENTORY- The inventory shall be organized so as to facilitate the dispatch of resources on a regional basis. This shall not preclude the dispatch of specialized equipment or scarce resources from outside the geographic proximity of the disaster or emergency being responded to. `(d) AVAILABILITY OF INVENTORY- The Director shall ensure that the inventory is made available to the Governor of each State for the purposes of formulating a request for Federal assistance as quickly as possible in response to a major disaster or emergency. `(e) MAINTENANCE OF INVENTORY- The Director shall ensure that information contained in the inventory is current and accurate. `SEC. 323. PLAN RELATING TO DEPLOYMENT OF RESOURCES. `Within 12 months after the completion of the inventory, the Director shall prepare a plan to provide for the prompt deployment of those resources inventoried to the site of a major disaster or emergency following the declaration of such by the President. `SEC. 324. PUBLIC ACCESS TO INVENTORY. `(a) DESIGNATION OF PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS- Within 3 months after the establishment of the inventory, the Director shall request all Governors to identify those public safety officials responsible for coordinating or overseeing State and local response to disasters and emergencies. `(b) ACCESS TO INVENTORY- Public safety officials designated under subsection (a) shall have direct and immediate access to the information contained in the inventory in order to expedite State and local response to disasters and emergencies not declared as such by the President.'. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. Section 102 of the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5122) is amended by inserting at the end the following: `(10) `Director' means the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.'.