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Expanding and Using Knowledge to Reduce Earthquake Losses: The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Strategic Plan 2001-2005 (FEMA 383)

FEMAThis Strategic Plan was submitted to Congress in response to P.L. 95-124 (as amended) and P.L. 101-614 (as amended). The Strategic Plan guides federal earthquake research, loss reduction, and mitigation efforts in the U.S.; articulates the mission and goals of the NEHRP; provides a framework for priority-setting and the coordination of activities by the four NEHRP agencies and their partners; and defines priority areas for the future. A new strategic plan for NEHRP was released in 2008; this updated plan is available at