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Term used to describe a project or action utilizing design and construction methods and materials, which are approved, codified, recognized, fall under standard or acceptable levels of practice or otherwise are determined to be generally acceptable by the design and construction industry.
Temporary accommodations provided by the Federal Government to individuals or families whose homes are made unlivable by an emergency or a major disaster. 44 CFR 206.111
NFIP rates used to issue policies for applications that fail to provide the NFIP with valid actuarial rating information.
Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)
TPP measures how well a fabric protects the wearer against second-degree burns in a flash fire. The higher the TPP value, the more thermal protection the fabric provides relative to other fabrics. The NFPA minimum requirement of a TPP rating of 35 equates to 171/2 seconds until 2nd degree burn occurs in a flashover situation.
In terms of a regional application, all organizations benefitting from a regional application if the project is approved for funding.
To make proficient with specialized instruction and practice.
Under the NFIP, a travel trailer can be considered a building only if it is without wheels, built on a chassis and affixed to a permanent foundation and regulated under the community's floodplain management and building ordinances or laws.
For the purposes of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, the tutorial is an online program provided to teach applicants about the grant application and the AFG Program. The tutorial provides tips for navigating the online application, changes in the program for the current year and a review of lessons learned in the past.
Two-Four (2 – 4) Family Building
A residential building, including an apartment building, containing two to four residential spaces and in which commercial uses are limited to less than 25% of the building's total floor area.
Tribal Disaster Recovery Coordinator.
Department of the Treasury.
Tennessee Valley Authority.
A work flexibility arrangement under which an employee performs the duties and responsibilities of his/her position, and other authorized activities, from an approved worksite other than the location from which the employee would otherwise work.
Test, Training, and Exercises (TT&E)
Activities designed to familiarize, impart skills, and ensure viability of continuity plans. TT&E aids in verifying that an organization’s continuity plan is capable of supporting the continued execution of the organization’s essential functions throughout the duration of a continuity plan activation.
Natural or manmade occurrence, individual, entity, or action that has or indicates the potential to harm life, information, operations, the environment and/or property.
Referring to any Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community, including any Alaskan Native Village as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C.A. and 1601 et seq.], that is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Telecommunications Service Priority
Test, Training, and Exercise
A jurisdiction is tornado resistant if it has high tornado risk and the 2018 or later IBC applies within the jurisdiction with IBC Sections 423.3 and 423.4 not weakened by amendment.