National Landslide Preparedness Act - H.R.1675 / S.698

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Overview
Purpose: 
"A bill to establish a national program to identify and reduce losses from landslide hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for other purposes."
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) / Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Latest major action: 
H.R. 1675 reported by the House Natural Resources Committee
Committee Reports: 
Summary of provisions
  • Directs USGS to establish a National Landslide Hazards Reduction Program, which would “identify, map, assess, and research landslide hazards,” and respond to landslide events
  • Directs USGS to establish a 3D Elevation Program to obtain and provide three-dimensional elevation data coverage for the U.S.
  • Requires USGS to develop a national strategy for landslide hazards and risk reduction
  • Directs USGS to establish a National Landslide Hazards Database
  • Directs USGS and the Department of Commerce to expand the nation’s early warning system for flash floods and debris flow
  • Authorizes USGS and the National Science Foundation to create a grant program for research on landslide hazards
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
Amended bill approved by House Natural Resources Committee
Nov. 16, 2018
Bill introduced
March 22, 2017
Actions on the Senate bill: 
Bill introduced
March 22, 2017