Summary: S.1174 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (08/26/1976)

(Reported to House from the Committee on Science and Technology with amendment, H. Rept. 94-1440 (Pt. 1))

Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act - Declares it to be the purpose of this Act to reduce the risks of life and property from future earthquakes in the United States through an effective earthquake hazards reduction program.

Directs the President to establish and direct to be maintained: (1) a coordinated National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program; (2) an Office of Earthquake Hazards Reduction; (3) a National Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction; and (4) an Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Board. Requires the President to take prescribed steps with respect to the Administration of the Program.

Requires the participation in such program of specified Federal departments and agencies.

Provides that the earthquake hazards reduction program contain the following elements: (1) physical studies; (2) structural studies; (3) social, legal, and economic research; (4) implementation by applying acquired knowledge; and (5) other elements including studies of foreign experience and post-earthquake investigations.

Directs the President to submit an annual report to the Congress after the end of each fiscal year describing and evaluating any progress achieved in reducing the risks of earthquake hazards.

Authorizes specified sums to be appropriated for fiscal years 1977 through 1979 to carry out the provisions of this Act.