This bill would create a National Advisory Committee on windstorm impact reduction and transfer leadership of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program from the Office of Science and Technology Policy to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Four government agencies--the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF), in addition to NIST--engage in the windstorm reduction program; this bill would authorize appropriations for those agencies to carry out program-related goals for the rest of Fiscal Year 2014 and all of Fiscal Year 2015.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- senate Committees
- The house Passed July 14th, 2014Passed by Voice Vote
House Committee on Science, Space, and TechnologyResearch and TechnologyHouse Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureEconomic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency ManagementIntroducedApril 26th, 2013
- house Committees
What is it?
The bill impacts the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, and agencies affiliated with it.
The CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 1786 would cost $21 million over the 2015-2019 period. The bill offers the following amounts: for the following agencies: FEMA: (1) $5,332,000 for fiscal year 2014; and (2) $5,332,000 for fiscal year 2015; National Science Foundation: $9,682,000 for fiscal year 2014; and (2) $9,682,000 for fiscal year 2015; National Institute of Standards and Technology: (1) $4,120,000 for fiscal year 2014; and (2) $4,120,000 for fiscal year 2015; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: (1) $2,266,000 for fiscal year 2014; and (2) $2,266,000 for fiscal year 2015.
The committee created by the bill would:
1) prioritize goals that will mitigate against the loss of life and property from future windstorms; (2) establish research objectives to achieve those goals; (3) offer a description of the role of each Program agency in achieving such goals; (4) establish the methods by which progress will be assessed; and (5) provide an explanation of how the Program will foster the transfer of research results into outcomes, such as improved model building codes.