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The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) is led by its Chair and leadership in cooperation with its Coordinating Committee composed of representatives from the following government entities:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (Chair)
  • Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • U.S. coastal states (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA, East Coast, Gulf Coast)
  • Pacific territories/commonwealths (American Samoa, CNMI, Guam)
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

Foundational Documents

Program Assessment

The NTHMP has learned and adapted from a series of assessments and reports.

Subcommittees, Caucus, Board, and Work Groups

The NTHMP has three subcommittees:

The NTHMP has one caucus

The NTHMP has one Board

The NTHMP has task-oriented Work Groups

Voting Structure

The approved voting structure of the NTHMP Coordinating Committee (as agreed at the January 2014 annual meeting) is as follows:

  • American Samoa, AK, CA, CNMI, Guam, HI, OR, WA, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands - 1 vote each
  • East Coast States (GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH, ME) - 1 vote
  • Gulf Coast States (AL, FL, LA, MS, TX) - 1 vote
  • FEMA-USGS-NOAA - 2 votes each

NTHMP Program Administration

The NTHMP is supported by the NTHMP Administrator -- Rocky Lopes, contract support at the National Weather Service headquarters, Tsunami Program. This position serves as an Executive Secretary to the Chair, organizes meetings, develops NTHMP meeting agendas, takes minutes for Coordinating Committee meetings, facilitates NTHMP meetings and work groups, maintains the NTHMP website, and communicates on behalf of the NTHMP Coordinating Committee and Subcommittees with its members.

NOAA/NWS Tsunami Activities Grants

Since passage of the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act in 2017 (P.L. 115-25, Title V) and its predecessor legislation in 2007 (TWEA, P.L. 109-479 Title VIII), Congress has authorized and directed NOAA's National Weather Service to award grants supporting tsunami preparedness, mitigation, mapping, and warning activities.

NTHMP Photos

Photo taken at the 2018 NTHMP Winter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, is here. See who we are!

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Photos taken at the 2017 NTHMP Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, are here. See who we are!

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Photo taken at the 2018 NTHMP Winter Meeting in Seattle Washington, is here. See who we are!

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Past Meetings

Proceedings from previous General Meetings

Minutes of past NTHMP Coordinating Committee meetings

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Friday, February 1, 2019 (completed)
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (completed)
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 3:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 3:00pm EDT
  • Friday, August 23, 2019 (in person)
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 3:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 3:00pm EDT
NTHMP Subcommittee Meetings are held via conference call as shown on each subcommittee's web page.



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