WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold the next National Advisory Council (NAC) public meeting on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT at the Hilton Garden Inn Capitol Hill Hotel located at 1225 First Street, NE in Washington, DC.
The NAC was established to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, mitigation for disasters. The NAC advises the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management and incorporates federal, state, local, and tribal governments, and private sector partners’ input into the development and revision of FEMA policies and strategies.
During the April meeting, the NAC will meet with the FEMA Administrator and Deputy Administrator for the purpose of reviewing the progress and/or potential recommendations of its three subcommittees: Preparedness and Protection; Response and Recovery; and Federal Insurance and Mitigation. The NAC will specifically discuss:
- How FEMA allocates planning, training, and funding resources to ensure whole community response and recovery efforts are sustainable;
- National Mass Care Strategy;
- National Incident Management System (NIMS);
- National Flood Insurance Program - Group Flood Insurance Policy;
- Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012;
- FEMA Qualification System (FQS); and
- Sandy Recovery Improvement Act.
In addition, the FEMA Program Offices will brief the Council on emerging topics in emergency management. A public comment period will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. Those not attending and who wish to submit comments please visit the NAC website for additional information.For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the Office of the NAC by email at FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov.
For more information on the NAC please visit www.fema.gov/national-advisory-council.