EM 318 Mitigation
Planning Workshop for Local Government
You Get: Over 85 unit pages and hundreds of pages in the guides and
associated documents in the course file.
some Sample Test Questions
Two, Planning for a Sustainable Future, presents the rationale for
jurisdiction-wide, all-hazard mitigation planning. It includes:
of sustainability, disaster resistant communities and mitigation
overview of the contents of Section 322 of the Disaster Mitigation
Act of 2000, and of 44 CFR Part 201.6.
Three, Organizing Resources, begins with discussion about the specific
Local Plan requirements for a mitigation planning process. The unit will
- Discussion about
methods for assessing readiness to plan, establishing the planning team
and engaging the public in the process
- Introduction to
How-to #1, Getting Started: Building Support for Mitigation Planning
- Activities which
will provide the basis for beginning planning activities in the participants'
Four, Assessing Risks, will refer to requirements for risk assessment
in 44 CFR Part 201, and describe any relevant State or FEMA Regional guidance
on the subject. The unit also will include:
- An opportunity
to become familiar with the important tasks and available resources
in Understanding Your Risks, How-to Guide #2.
- Small group activities
in which participants identify planning area hazards and mapping resources,
develop preliminary inventory of assets and estimate losses from a selected
Five, Setting Mitigation Goals and Creating the Mitigation Strategy,
illustrates the logical transition from risk assessment to establishment
of mitigation goals and objectives that address the long-term vulnerabilities
indicated in the risk assessment. This includes:
- Specific mitigation
strategy requirements in 44 CFR Part 201.6
- Measures that
have been used successfully in this State to reduce risk from hazards
identified in Unit Four
- How- to Guide
#3, Developing the Mitigation Plan: Identifying Mitigation Measures
and Implementation Strategies
- Group activities
to address one of the high priority risks in the planning area, identify
mitigation measures and apply selection criteria.
Six, Developing the Mitigation Plan, introduces the FEMA criteria
by which the Local Plans will be evaluated.
- Participants will
use the criteria to evaluate hypothetical Local Plan excerpts.
- The instructor
will describe State and/or FEMA Regional requirements or recommendations
for plan organization and format.
Seven, Implementing the Mitigation Plan, addresses the final phase
of mitigation planning. It includes:
- Requirements for
mitigation plan implementation and maintenance in 44 CRF 201.6.
- How-to #4, Bringing
the Plan to Life: Assuring the Success of the Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Financial and
technical assistance for funding mitigation activities
considerations and issues.
- 44 CFR Parts
201 & 206, Hazard Mitigation Planning and Hazard Mitigation Grant
Program Interim Final Rule
- FEMA, Bringing the Plan to Life: Assuring the Success of the Hazard
Mitigation Plan, How-to Guide #4, when available
- FEMA, Developing a Mitigation Plan: Identifying Mitigation Measures
and Implementation Strategies, How-to Guide #3, when available
- FEMA, Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000
- FEMA, Getting Started: Building Support for Mitigation Planning, How-to
Guide #1, when available
- FEMA, Planning for a Sustainable Future, FEMA-361, September 2000
- FEMA, Rebuilding for a More Sustainable Future, FEMA-365, November
- FEMA, State and Local Plan Interim Criteria Under the Disaster Mitigation
Act of 2000
- FEMA, Understanding Your Risks: Identifying Hazards and Estimating
Losses, FEMA 386-2, How-to Guide #2, August 2001
- Student Manual
is defined as
a. the free flow
of grant dollars to implement mitigation programs within the community.
b. limiting urban sprawl in communities less threatened by hazards.
c. including all the necessary stakeholders in the planning phase to insure
the project is completed.
d. enhanced economic opportunity and community well being while respecting,
protecting and restoring the natural environment upon which people and
meeting enhanced planning criteria for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
a. from 5% to 15%.
b. to cover all planned mitigation projects.
c. from 15% to 20%.
d. to cover most mitigation projects.