Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act - H.R.654

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and for other purposes."
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Committee Reports: 
Summary of provisions
  • Directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for purchasing an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • Establishes a task force of federal, state, and local stakeholders to make recommendations on earthquake and tsunami preparedness. The task force will partner with the National Academies to develop a federal research strategy to advance understanding of Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes and tsunami preparedness
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
House passed amended bill
March 27, 2017
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved amended bill
March 3, 2017
Bill introduced
Jan. 24, 2017