Federal Statutes Relevant to Emergency Management

Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950

Establishes the Federal framework for providing fiscal assistance to the state's emergency management activities.

Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act

Enabling legislation for the development for the Federal Disaster Recovery Program.

Disaster Mitigation Act Of 2000

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 200 amends the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), establishes a national program for pre-disaster mitigation, streamlines the administration of disaster relief, and aims to control Federal costs of disaster assistance. For more information click on www.dca.state.fl.us/brm/Stafford%20Act%202000/stafford_act_amendments_2000.htm

44 CFR Part 350

Establishes policy and procedures for the review and approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of state and local emergency plans and preparedness for responses to incidents at commercial nuclear power plants. Review and approval of these plans and preparedness involves preparation of findings and determination of adequacy of the plans and capabilities of states and local governments to effectively implement the plans.

44 CFR Part 351

Assigns federal agency responsibilities for assisting state and local governments in emergency planning and preparedness for incidents at commercial nuclear power plants. Assigns responsibility to FEMA for all offsite nuclear emergency planning and response.

PL-99-400 "Superfund Reauthorization Act"

Requires chemical handling facilities to prepare annual chemical inventories and maintain emergency response plans. It also requires an emergency planning structure be instituted for the state and local emergency planning committees.

Federal Property Administration Services Act

Establishes the procedures for the transfer of excess and surplus federal property to the states.