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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Wildfire Protection in the Wildland-Urban Interface

Wildfire Protection in the Wildland-Urban Interface

Date: January 23, 2012
Creator: Gorte, Ross W. & Bracmort, Kelsi
Description: Congress continues to face questions about forestry practices, funding levels, and the federal role in wildfire protection. Recent fire seasons have been, by most standards, among the worst in the past half century. This report looks at factors contributing to wildfires as well as active and preventative treatments for wildfires.
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Wildfire Protection in the Wildland-Urban Interface

Wildfire Protection in the Wildland-Urban Interface

Date: May 15, 2013
Creator: Bracmort, Kelsi
Description: Report that describes the growth of the wildland-urban interface, wildfire suppression efforts, post-fire responses, and especially the programs and options for protecting the interface before the next wildfire strikes.
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Public Health and Medical Emergency Management: Issues in the 112th Congress

Public Health and Medical Emergency Management: Issues in the 112th Congress

Date: February 18, 2011
Creator: Lister, Sarah A.
Description: This report summarizes key issues in domestic public health and medical preparedness and response, and discusses selected federal programs by citing other CRS reports and sources of additional information.
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Reimbursement of Local Private Nonprofit Organizations Under the Stafford Act

Reimbursement of Local Private Nonprofit Organizations Under the Stafford Act

Date: January 4, 2006
Creator: Angelheart, Ann
Description: None
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Offsets, Supplemental Appropriations, and the Disaster Relief Fund: FY1990-FY2013

Offsets, Supplemental Appropriations, and the Disaster Relief Fund: FY1990-FY2013

Date: December 4, 2012
Creator: Painter, William L.
Description: Report that discusses the recent history of offsetting rescissions in paying for supplemental appropriations to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund (DRF).
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Reallocation of Hurricanes Katrina Emergency Appropriations: Defense and Other Issues

Reallocation of Hurricanes Katrina Emergency Appropriations: Defense and Other Issues

Date: December 15, 2005
Creator: Belasco, Amy
Description: None
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Organization and Mission of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate: Issues During the 109th Congress

Organization and Mission of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate: Issues During the 109th Congress

Date: January 11, 2005
Creator: Bea, Keith
Description: None
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Tsunami Detection and Warnings for the United States

Tsunami Detection and Warnings for the United States

Date: May 28, 2008
Creator: Morrissey, Wayne A.
Description: This report discusses topics in respect to tsunami disaster warnings for the United States, discussions ensued between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NOAA about developing a multi-hazard warning and response system
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The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA): A Summary

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA): A Summary

Date: March 4, 2009
Creator: Schierow, Linda-Jo
Description: This report summarizes the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the major regulatory programs that mandate reporting by industrial facilities of releases of hazardous chemicals to the environment, as well as local planning to respond in the event of significant, accidental releases.
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FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program: Background and Considerations for Congress

FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program: Background and Considerations for Congress

Date: April 16, 2015
Creator: Brown, Jared T. & Richardson, Daniel J.
Description: This report provides background on key elements of the FEMA's Public Assistance Program, such as the eligibility of applicants, the types of assistance available, and the methods FEMA uses for awarding grant assistance. The PA Program provides financial grant assistance to states, tribes, and local communities both in the response to and recovery from significant disasters.
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