ICSSC Biennial Progress Report for 2018: Report on Progress Towards Implementation of Executive Order 13717: Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard - Reporting Period: February 2, 2016 to February 1, 2018
John Harris, Katherine Johnson, Steven McCabe
On February 2, 2016, President Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13717: Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard. The EO establishes a minimum level of seismic safety compliance for new and existing buildings that will be constructed, altered, leased, financed, or regulated by the Federal Government. The primary purpose of this standard is to enhance the seismic resilience of agencies by reducing risk to lives of building occupants and improving the probability of continued performance of buildings essential to agency operations and functions following future earthquakes. The EO requires that agencies whose activities are covered by the order submit a biennial report to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on their progress in implementing the order, commencing two years from the date of the order. NIST, as the lead agency of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), is required by the EO to summarize agency compliance of the order in the biennial NEHRP report to Congress. This report serves as the first summary of agency efforts to comply with the EO. Because of legislative reporting changes in the NEHRP Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-307), this report is made available as an independent interim report until such time that it can be integrated into the official biennial NEHRP report to Congress.
, Johnson, K.
and McCabe, S.
ICSSC Biennial Progress Report for 2018: Report on Progress Towards Implementation of Executive Order 13717: Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard - Reporting Period: February 2, 2016 to February 1, 2018, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.2136-1, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=931651
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