Earthquake Hazard Mitigation and Earthquake Insurance: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Policy Research and Insurance of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, September 11 and 12, 1990

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Page 566 - December 1, 1994, standards for assessing and enhancing the seismic safety of existing buildings constructed for or leased by the Federal Government which were designed and constructed without adequate seismic design and construction standards.
Page 918 - The use of firm, trade, and brand names in this report is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the US Geological Survey For additional information write to: District Chief US Geological Survey 333 W.
Page 610 - Bonds; tax exemptions. 55000. Legislative findings and declarations The Legislature finds and declares that there exist throughout the state many buildings which are structurally inadequate to safely withstand seismic forces of the magnitude predicted or determined for their locations by seismic safety elements of local general plans. This problem is particularly acute with respect to residential hotels and with respect to commercial buildings in which employees must work or to which the public...
Page 543 - Formula Grants — Allocations of money to States or their subdivisions in accordance with a distribution formula prescribed by law or administrative regulation, for activities of a continuing nature not confined to a specific project.
Page 339 - Act, the State or local government shall agree that the natural hazards in the areas in which the proceeds of the grants or loans are to be used shall be evaluated and appropriate action shall be taken to mitigate such hazards, including safe land-use and construction practices, in accordance with standards prescribed...
Page 544 - Direct Loans — Financial assistance provided through the lending of Federal monies for a specific period of time, with a reasonable expectation of repayment. Such loans may or may not require the payment of interest.
Page 13 - Executive Order 12699, Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction, covers the new construction portion of the Act.
Page 543 - The funding, for fixed or known periods, of specific projects or the delivery of specific services or products without liability for damages for failure to perform. Project grants include fellowships, scholarships, research grants, training grants, traineeships, experimental and demonstration grants, evaluation grants, planning grants, technical assistance grants, survey grants, construction grants, and unsolicited contractual agreements.
Page 16 - I will be pleased to respond to your questions. [The prepared statement of Mr. La Grone follows:] Statement of Joe La Crone Manager, Oak Ridge Opera',.
Page 530 - They will build on all the engineering and societal information developed or being developed by the ongoing projects relating to existing buildings. Output will provide findings and recommendations in both strictly economic terms and also in societal and public-policy-related terms. • A set of nationally applicable and consensus-approved guidelines for the seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings based on acceptable performance and other overarching criteria for strengthening buildings, and...

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