H.R.5807 - FEMA Regional Office Oversight Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Richardson, Laura [D-CA-37] (Introduced 05/17/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||06/06/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5807 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/17/2012)
FEMA Regional Office Oversight Act - Directs the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to audit how all regional offices within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are carrying out delegated authorities pursuant to the Post-Katrina Emergency Management and Reform Act of 2006 and a memorandum executed in July 2009 by the FEMA Administrator.
Requires the audit to assess: (1) the ability of each regional office to support federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation capabilities to respond to an act of terrorism, to foster better regional emergency communications capabilities, to oversee the use of funding to promote preparedness and response capabilities, to coordinate with state, local, and tribal governments and emergency response providers on regional priorities, to identify critical gaps in regional capabilities to respond to populations with special needs, to conduct all procurements in a timely and secure manner that prevents waste and fraud, and to engage in employment practices that are transparent, efficient, and ethical; (2) the impact of the delegation of authorities on the Administrator's ability to achieve consistency throughout the regions; (3) the adequacy of oversight by the Administrator of how the regions are executing the delegated authorities and carrying out assigned responsibilities; and (4) the impact of the delegation of authorities on FEMA and specific regions to address Office of Inspector General and Comptroller General (GAO) recommendations in a timely manner.