This Compendium provides details on the National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA) for disaster response, recovery, and mitigation
projects. It discusses the role of the United States Fire Administration.
A section on nuclear power plants point to their vulnerabilities. The
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and the major
regulatory programs that mandate reporting by industrial facilities of
releases of potentially hazardous chemicals to the environment, as well as
local planning to respond in the event of significant releases
are summarized. The traditional funding for major disaster declarations,
both through annual requested amounts and through supplemental
appropriations to meet greater than anticipated costs. Also explained are
the workings of the President’s Disaster Relief Fund, a “no-year” fund
that finances spending under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and
Emergency Assistance Act (P.L. 93-288).
Project Bioshield (P.L. 108-276), which provides the federal government with
new authorities related to the development, procurement, and use of
medical countermeasures against chemical, biological, radiological, and
nuclear terrorism agents, is outlined.
The agricultural sector is not exempt from disaster and this Compendium provides
an overview of the current U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster
assistance programs -- federal crop insurance, noninsured crop disaster assistance, and
emergency disaster loans.
Date of Report: January 22, 2013
Number of Pages: 178 Order Number: C12013 Price: $59.95
For email and phone orders, provide a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card
number, expiration date, and name on the card. Indicate whether you want e-mail
or postal delivery. Phone orders are preferred and receive priority processing.