Monday, January 24, 2011

National Disaster Recovery Strategy

Hey folks! I know its only January 24, 2011, and the first anniversay of the release of the draft NDRS not yet arrived[Released on February 5, 2010 as the Natinal Disaster Recovery Framework- and note why not use the statutory term "strategy"] has not yet passed so hoping for the best. The draft is posted on the baseline doc section on the home page of this blog.

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That letter also posted on the FEMA Historical references Docs section on the Homepage of this blog.

The National Disaster Recovery Strategy was mandated by PKEMA 2006, enacted October 2006 and effective March 31, 2007.


(a) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator, in coordination with the
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Administrator
of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of Agriculture,
the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of the Treasury,
the Secretary of Transportation, the Administrator of the Small
Business Administration, the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
of the Department of the Interior, and the heads of other appropriate
Federal agencies, State, local, and tribal government officials
(including through the National Advisory Council), and representatives
of appropriate nongovernmental organizations shall develop,
coordinate, and maintain a National Disaster Recovery Strategy
to serve as a guide to recovery efforts after major disasters and
(b) CONTENTS.—The National Disaster Recovery Strategy
(1) outline the most efficient and cost-effective Federal
programs that will meet the recovery needs of States, local
and tribal governments, and individuals and households
affected by a major disaster;
(2) clearly define the role, programs, authorities, and
responsibilities of each Federal agency that may be of assistance
in providing assistance in the recovery from a major disaster;
(3) promote the use of the most appropriate and costeffective
building materials (based on the hazards present in
an area) in any area affected by a major disaster, with the
goal of encouraging the construction of disaster-resistant
buildings; and
(4) describe in detail the programs that may be offered
by the agencies described in paragraph (2), including—
(A) discussing funding issues;
(B) detailing how responsibilities under the National
Disaster Recovery Strategy will be shared; and
effort to provide recovery assistance.
(c) REPORT.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 270 days after the date
of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to
the appropriate committees of Congress a report describing
in detail the National Disaster Recovery Strategy and any
additional authorities necessary to implement any portion of
the National Disaster Recovery Strategy.
(2) UPDATE.—The Administrator shall submit to the appropriate
committees of Congress a report updating the report
submitted under paragraph (1)—
(A) on the same date that any change is made to
the National Disaster Recovery Strategy; and
(B) on a periodic basis after the submission of the
report under paragraph (1), but not less than once every
5 years after the date of the submission of the report
under paragraph (1)."

OKAY SO WHERE IS IT? How about a status report?