House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Research and Technology Subcommittee

From Risk to Resilience: Reauthorizing the Earthquake and Windstorm Hazards Reduction Programs

2318 Rayburn
Tue, 30 Jan 2024 19:00:00 GMT

The purpose of the hearing is to review federal natural hazard research and development (R&D) programs, specifically, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) and the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), to examine the strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of the interagency effort, and to receive recommendations for future reauthorization of the programs.

Hearing charter

  • Jason Averill, Deputy Director of the Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Edward Laatsch, P.E., Director, Safety, Planning, and Building Science Division, Risk Analysis, Planning and Information Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Dr. Gavin Hayes, Earthquake Hazards Program Coordinator, United States Geological Survey
  • Dr. Susan Margulies, Assistant Director for Engineering, National Science Foundation