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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, NTHMP Chair)

NOAA's role in the NTHMP is defined in the Tsunami Warning and Education Act (P.L. 109-424) of 2006.  NOAA’sNOAA Logo primary role is as the conductor and organizer of the NTHMP.  This role includes ensuring the NTHMP Coordinating Committee includes representatives of relevant Federal, State, local and tribal government officials.  NOAA must ensure the NTHMP Coordinating Committee has the ability to:  1) recommend how funds appropriated by Congress for the NTHMP will be allocated; 2) ensure all U.S. Coastal State, Territories, and Commonwealths have an opportunity to participate in the NTHMP; 3) ensure the NTHMP can provide recommendations to the National Weather Service to improve the TsunamiReady Program; and 4) ensure all components of the program are integrated with ongoing hazard warning and risk management activities, emergency response plans, and mitigation programs in affected areas, including integrating information to assist in tsunami evacuation route planning.

NOAA also supports the NTHMP by:  setting standards of accuracy for NTHMP-developed inundation models; promoting community outreach and education networks to ensure community tsunami readiness; promoting the adoption of tsunami warning and mitigation measures by Federal, State, tribal, and local governments and non-government entities; conducting tsunami research; and operating the U.S. Tsunami Forecasting and Warning Program.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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