Emergency preparedness (31 - 38 of 38 items)
Disaster Assistance: Program Changes Expedited Delivery of Individual and Family Grants
RCED-89-73: Published: Apr 4, 1989. Publicly Released: May 8, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of 1986 administrative changes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual and Family Grant (IFG) Program, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of program benefits delivery to disaster victims; and (2) how the changes affected program costs.GAO found that: (1) states processed 65 percent of IFG applications within 30 day...
[Comments on FEMA Authority To Withold Oregon's Emergency Planning Funds]
B-226544: Published: Mar 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was empowered to withhold all or part of Oregon's 1987 emergency planning funds, based on the state's non-participation in a nuclear war emergency communications exercise. GAO held that: (1) FEMA had the authority to withhold the funds but was not statutorily required to do so; and (2) if F...
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...
Stronger Direction Needed for the National Earthquake Program
RCED-83-103: Published: Jul 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) evaluated efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to carry out the role assigned to it by statutory law; (2) described federal activities to assist state and local governments with earthquake response planning; and (3) discussed why a prediction system has not been developed.GAO found that FEMA, the lead agency for the National Earthq...
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...
Analysis of the Comprehensive Energy Emergency Response Procedures Report
RCED-83-106: Published: Feb 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the comprehensive energy emergency response procedures report submitted by the President to Congress on December 31, 1982.GAO found that the procedures report does not adequately detail the options available to the President. Key programs, notably the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), emergency executive manpower reserves, and some Internationa...