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National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

A research and implementation partnership

 Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction


The 2004 reauthorization of NEHRP directed that the NIST Director establish the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) to assess:

  • trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction;
  • the effectiveness of NEHRP in performing its statutory activities (improved design and construction methods and practices; land use controls and redevelopment; prediction techniques and early-warning systems; coordinated emergency preparedness plans; and public education and involvement programs);
  • any need to revise NEHRP; and
  • the management, coordination, implementation, and activities of NEHRP.

In 2006, the official Charter of the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (PDF 167KB) was established by the U.S. Department of Commerce, parent agency for NIST, and it has been renewed every two years since then. The committee is to be widely representative of the stakeholder community. Federal employees may not serve on the committee. As established by the charter, ACEHR will have 11–17 voting members, in addition to having the Chairperson of USGS Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee serve in an ex officio capacity.

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