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  • Newton County Defensible Space Project HMGP-DR-1999-0017 Newton County, Texas March 2015

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    Newton County Defensible Space Project HMGP-DR-1999-0017 Newton County, Texas March 2015///Newton County, Texas, proposes to conduct a defensible space project to clear and remove flammable fuels on 52 separate project areas to reduce wildfire hazards. The targeted land in Newton County represents a potential direct wildfire threat to nearby residences and infrastructure. Newton County has submitted an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) for a grant under FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). TDEM is the direct applicant for the grant, and Newton County is the subapplicant. Defensible space mitigation projects are listed in Newton County’s approved Hazardous Mitigation Action Plan and Community Wildfire Protection Plan./This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

  • Watershed Restoration Projects for the State of Colorado

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    Watershed Restoration Projects for the State of Colorado///The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing notice of its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) to evaluate watershed restoration projects in the State of Colorado. We provide this notice to advise other Federal and State agencies, Native American tribes, non-governmental organizations, and the public of our intention as well as to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider during the PEA planning process. These actions are part of our effort to comply with the general provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); NEPA regulations; other Federal laws and regulations, Executive Orders; and policies for compliance with those laws and regulations including 44 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 9 and 10./This Public Notice has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

  • City of Salem Replacement of the Salem Civic Center FEMA-DR-4160/Project Worksheet 109 Fulton County, Arkansas

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    City of Salem Replacement of the Salem Civic Center FEMA-DR-4160/Project Worksheet 109 Fulton County, Arkansas///In 1973, the original 50-foot x100-foot Salem Civic Center was constructed by the City of Salem on the Fulton County Fairgrounds for use by the Fulton County Fair and other community events. The building is owned by the City of Salem but leased to the Fulton County Fair Association, Inc. Through the years, additional buildings were added and by the late 1980’s, the building reached 10,800 square feet. The coordinates for this site are 36.38064, -91.84182. During the late 70’s, early 80’s, a separate building was constructed for additional restrooms and a new septic system was installed. In 2011, the Fulton County Fair Association entered into a long-term lease agreement with the City of Salem and invested over $40,000 in the renovation of the building. The Civic Center was the only public building of its size in Fulton County that could accommodate large numbers. The location maps are included in Appendix B./This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

  • National Preparedness Goal: National Engagement Period

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    The National Preparedness Goal is available for public feedback from March 27, 2015 until April 16, 2015. Please use the accompanying feedback from to submit comments.

  • Case Study – Stand-Alone Community Safe Room: North Carolina

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    This project was located in a hurricane region and was designed as a combined hazard safe room for tornadoes and hurricanes because tornadoes often spawn from hurricanes. This design example was used in the 2000 release of FEMA P-361, therefore the calculations were based on guidance from ASCE 7-98 and Chapter 3 of FEMA P-361. These were checked for the 2008 release of FEMA P-361 against ASCE 7-05 and were determined to yield the same wind load values. Since then, ASCE 7-10 has been released; however, these calculations were not checked against the ASCE 7-10 update.

  • Case Study – School Community Safe Room: Wichita, Kansas

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    This school was hit during the May 1999 Midwest tornadoes, and the rebuilding included the addition of a safe room. This design example was used in the 2000 release of FEMA P-361, therefore the calculations were based on guidance from ASCE 7-98 and Chapter 3 of FEMA P-361. These were checked for the 2008 release of FEMA P-361 against ASCE 7-05 and were determined to yield the same wind load values. Since then, ASCE 7-10 has been released; however, these calculations were not checked against the ASCE 7-10 update.

  • MaryAnn Tierney Biography

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    The biography of MaryAnnTierney, Regional Administrator for FEMA Region III.

  • Case Study - School Community Safe Room: Southeast Kansas

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    This new masonry middle school classroom wing was designed to meet or exceed the design criteria set forth in the 2008 Editions of ICC 500 and FEMA P-361. The calculations shown in this case study have been updated to reflect the recent release of FEMA P-361 (2015) and ICC 500 (2014) and their referenced standard ASCE 7-10. 

  • March 27 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness eBrief

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    March 27 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness eBrief

  • Information Bulletin No. 401: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

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    This document announces the release of the FY 2015 EMPG Notice of Funding Opportunity.

  • Community Safe Room Sample Operations and Maintenance Plan - Joplin Schools

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    This multi-use safe room Operations and Maintenance (O&M) plan is an example of the procedures followed for a community safe room (CSR) located within a school that is also intended to be open to the public. The purpose of providing examples is to provide a starting point to help communities identify issues requiring careful consideration and planning so they can find appropriate solutions tailored to their specific needs. It would not be appropriate to provide a one-size-fits-all set of criteria for operating and maintaining safe rooms everywhere in the United States. For example, urban, suburban, and rural areas typically have different modes of transportation, communication, and local resources, all of which would be considered specifically when preparing an effective O&M plan. Please note that safe rooms constructed with FEMA grant funds must meet the minimum requirements for O&M plans as described in the most current edition of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance. The FEMA HMA Unified Guidance is updated periodically. To review or download the most current HMA Unified Guidance, refer to:  https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance.

  • Community Safe Room Sample Operations and Maintenance Plan - City of Fair Grove and Fair Grove R-X School District

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    This multi-use safe room Operations and Maintenance (O&M) plan is an example of the procedures followed for a community safe room (CSR) located within a school that is also intended to be open to the public. The purpose of providing examples is to provide a starting point to help communities identify issues requiring careful consideration and planning so they can find appropriate solutions tailored to their specific needs. It would not be appropriate to provide a one-size-fits-all set of criteria for operating and maintaining safe rooms everywhere in the United States. For example, urban, suburban, and rural areas typically have different modes of transportation, communication, and local resources, all of which would be considered specifically when preparing an effective O&M plan. Please note that safe rooms constructed with FEMA grant funds must meet the minimum requirements for O&M plans as described in the most current edition of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance. The FEMA HMA Unified Guidance is updated periodically. To review or download the most current HMA Unified Guidance, refer to: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance.

  • IPAWS Informational Materials Library 2015

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    Collection of Fact Sheets, FAQs, and Informational Materials Relating to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems and its Components

  • FEMA P-361 History and Relevant FEMA Building Science Activities

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    This document will contain the background and history of FEMA P-361 as well as the tornado and hurricane events that were researched to inform the necessary criteria for safe room design.

     

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

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    This collection provides centralized access to the FY 2015 Emergency Management Performance Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity along with the ancillary documents that provide additional information and resources on the program.

  • Member Skills Survey

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    This form can assist faith-based organizations to determine the skills available in their memberships.

  • Capabilities Assessment Tool

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    This form can assist faith-based organizations when performing a capabilities assessment.

  • Foresight Workshop How-to Guide

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    This guide assists organizations in preparing for and conducting a two-hour foresight workshop utilizing scenario planning techniques. This type of a workshop can involve a small team or a larger group of decision makers or stakeholders depending on the organization’s interest in foresight and strategic planning.

  • Foresight Activity: Assessing the Future Operating Environment

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    This guide assists organizations in planning and implementing a one to two hour strategic foresight discussion, drawing on the essence of scenario planning techniques without the need to utilize specialized concepts or develop new materials.

  • Strategic Foresight Initiative Case Studies

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    Interviews with two members of our foresight community about how they have applied strategic foresight insights and methods in their work in North Dakota and Baltimore

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