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Chemical Emergencies: Preparedness for and Response to Accidental Chemical Air Releases
RCED-86-117BR: Published: Jun 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the efforts of federal, state, and local governments and the chemical industry to prepare for and respond to chemical plant emergencies, focusing on actions taken since the December 1984 chemical accident at Bhopal, India.GAO found that: (1) there is no federal law requiring communities with chemical plants to develop emergency respo...
Review of FEMA Role in Assisting State and Local Governments To Develop Hurricane Preparedness Planning
RCED-83-182: Published: Jul 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the principal federal programs relating to hurricane preparedness planning and the preparedness activities of a number of state and local governments.GAO found that, although the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for administering federal emergency management programs, FEMA involvement in hurricane preparedness assistance...
Federal Role in Hurricane Preparedness Planning
121286: May 5, 1983
GAO reviewed the principal Federal programs and activities relating to hurricane preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Federal Government provides three services that have a direct impact on local preparedness levels: forecasting, technical assistance, and financial assistance...
FEMA's Implementation of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as Amended
120802: Mar 15, 1983
GAO presented its views on the implementation of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977. GAO stated that, despite progress since mid-1981, implementation of the act has fallen behind schedule. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is charged with this task, has not carried out several provisions and has missed deadlines on others. However, GAO believes that FEMA should noneth...
States Can Be Better Prepared To Respond to Disasters
CED-80-60: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1980.
After a major disaster occurred in Massachusetts, GAO was asked to evaluate how well that State was prepared to respond to the disaster. It was also asked to review the preparedness in six other states with regard to the development of implementing procedures for use by state agencies in carrying out tasks assigned under the state emergency plans.Massachusetts agencies incurred problems in impleme...