Housing Needs in Earthquake Disaster Areas: Field Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, Watsonville, California, April 11, 1990; San Francisco, California, April 12, 1990

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Page 1144 - ... based upon the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise or perform a discretionary function or duty on the part of a Federal agency or an employee of the Government, whether or not the discretion involved be abused.
Page 820 - Everybody runs outdoors. Damage negligible in buildings of good design and construction ; slight to moderate in well-built ordinary structures ; considerable in poorly built or badly designed structures ; some chimneys broken. Noticed by persons driving motor cars.
Page 1156 - ... appropriate action shall be taken to mitigate such hazards, including safe land-use and construction practices, in accordance with standards prescribed or approved by the President after adequate consultation with the appropriate elected officials of general purpose local governments, and the State shall furnish such evidence of. compliance with this section as may be required by regulation.
Page 180 - Has a serious lack of mortgage credit for low- and moderate-income households as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Page 1145 - Service, and other relief or disaster assistance organizations, in the distribution of medicine, food, supplies or other items, and in the restoration, rehabilitation, or reconstruction of community services and essential facilities, whenever the Director or Regional Director finds that such utilization is necessary.
Page 850 - Investigations Reports are papers of an interpretive nature made available to the public outside the formal USGS publications series. Copies are reproduced on request unlike formal USGS publications, and they are also available for public inspection at depositories indicated in USGS catalogs. Open-File Reports include unpublished manuscript reports, maps, and other material that are made available for public consultation at depositories.
Page 1146 - The President is authorized to enter into agreements with the American National Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Mennonite Disaster Service, and other relief or disaster assistance organizations under which the disaster relief activities of such organizations may be coordinated by the Federal coordinating officer whenever such organizations are engaged in providing relief during and after a major disaster or emergency.
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