1 So in original.
Utah, and Washington. A large portion of the population of the United States lives in areas vulnerable to earthquake hazards.
Amendments

2018—Par. (1). Pub. L. 115–307, § 2(a)(1), inserted “, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,” after “States”, “Oregon,” after “New York,”, and “Tennessee,” after “South Carolina”.

Par. (2)(C). Pub. L. 115–307, § 2(a)(2), struck out “prediction techniques and” before “early-warning systems,”.

Par. (4). Pub. L. 115–307, § 2(a)(3), added par. (4) and struck out former par. (4) which read as follows: “A well-funded seismological research program in earthquake prediction could provide data adequate for the design, of an operational system that could predict accurately the time, place, magnitude, and physical effects of earthquakes in selected areas of the United States.”

Pars. (6), (7). Pub. L. 115–307, § 2(a)(4), substituted “lifeline infrastructure” for “lifelines” wherever appearing.

Pars. (12), (13). Pub. L. 115–307, § 2(a)(5), added pars. (12) and (13).

1990—Pars. (5) to (11). Pub. L. 101–614 added pars. (5) to (7), struck out former pars. (5) and (6), and redesignated former pars. (7) to (10) as (8) to (11), respectively. Prior to amendment, pars. (5) and (6) read as follows:

“(5) An operational earthquake prediction system can produce significant social, economic, legal, and political consequences.

“(6) There is a scientific basis for hypothesizing that major earthquakes may be moderated, in at least some seismic areas, by application of the findings of earthquake control and seismological research.”

Short Title of 2018 Amendment

Pub. L. 115–307, § 1, Dec. 11, 2018, 132 Stat. 4408, provided that:

“This Act [amending this section and sections 7702 to 7704, 7705b, 7705c, and 7705e to 7707 of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 7704 of this title] may be cited as the ‘National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2018’.”

Short Title of 2004 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–360, title I, § 101, Oct. 25, 2004, 118 Stat. 1668, provided that:

“This title [amending sections 7703, 7704, and 7706 to 7708 of this title] may be cited as the ‘National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2004’.”

Short Title of 2000 Amendment

Pub. L. 106–503, title II, § 201, Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2304, provided that:

“This title [enacting sections 7707 to 7709 of this title, amending sections 7703, 7704, and 7706 of this title, repealing section 7705d of this title, enacting provisions set out as a note under this section, and amending provisions set out as a note under section 7704 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Earthquake Hazards Reduction Authorization Act of 2000’.”

Short Title of 1990 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–614, § 1, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3231, provided that:

“This Act [enacting sections 7705a to 7705e, amending this section and sections 7702 to 7705, and 7706 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 7704, 7705b, and 7705e of this title] may be cited as the ‘National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act’.”

Short Title

Pub. L. 95–124, § 1, Oct. 7, 1977, 91 Stat. 1098, provided:

“That this Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977’.”

Report on At-Risk Populations

Pub. L. 106–503, title II, § 207, Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2307, required the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to transmit to Congress a report no later than 1 year after Nov. 13, 2000, describing the elements of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program that specifically addressed the needs of at-risk populations.

Delegation of Functions

Functions of President under Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 delegated, transferred, or reassigned to Secretary of Homeland Security pursuant to sections 1–104 and 4–204 of Ex. Ord. No. 12148, July 20, 1979, 44 F.R. 43239, as amended, set out as a note under section 5195 of this title.