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Two Experts named to earthquake advisory board.
Press Release Summary:
Sep 25, 2009 - Two distinguished earthquake experts have been named to serve on Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program by Patrick Gallagher, deputy director of NIST and acting NEHRP Interagency Coordinating Committee chair. New ACEHR members are John Hooper, director, Earthquake Engineering, of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle, WA, and Susan Tubbesing, executive director, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA.
Original Press Release
Two Named to Earthquake Advisory Board
Press release date: Sep 22, 2009
Established by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, NEHRP is the federal government's program to reduce the risks to life and property from earthquakes. NIST serves as the lead agency of NEHRP, a consortium of federal agencies that also includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Science Foundation and the United States Geological Survey.
The new ACEHR members are John Hooper, director, Earthquake Engineering, of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle, Wash., and Susan Tubbesing, executive director, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, Calif. They join a group of 13 previously appointed academic, industry and government experts on the ACEHR.
The committee's responsibilities include assessing trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction; overseeing the effectiveness of NEHRP in improving design and construction methods and practices; advancing prediction techniques and early-warning systems; assessing coordinated emergency preparedness plans and public education and involvement programs; and managing, coordinating and implementing NEHRP activities.
More information on NEHRP can be found at www.nehrp.gov.
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