NEHRP Develops New 2009-2013 Strategic Plan

The recently published National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2009-2013 outlines a cooperative program of earthquake monitoring, research, implementation, education, and outreach activities performed by the NEHRP agencies. The plan was developed jointly among the four NEHRP agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the earthquake stakeholder community. Stakeholder involvement has assured that Federal efforts are coordinated with state and local governments as well as with the private sector.

The plan adds nine new crosscutting Strategic Priorities that directly support the program’s goals and augment other ongoing agency activities needed to satisfy them. The Strategic Priorities were developed through a number of key activities in 2006 that highlighted gaps in program activities outlined in the previous plan. To view the full NEHRP Strategic Plan, click here.