ORS 401.343¹
Mission of commission

(1) The mission of the Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission shall be to reduce exposure to earthquake hazards in Oregon by:

(a) Developing and influencing policy at the federal, state and local levels;

(b) Facilitating improved public understanding and encouraging identification of risk;

(c) Supporting research and special studies;

(d) Supporting appropriate mitigation;

(e) Supporting response and recovery; and

(f) Supporting and assisting in the coordination of a grant program for the disbursement of funds for seismic rehabilitation of schools and emergency facilities.

(2) The commission shall utilize and influence existing agencies and institutions in meeting its goals and is in no way intended to replace or compete with existing authorities relative to earthquakes. Emphasis shall be on coordination and linking of existing resources and authorities.

(3) To improve public understanding of earthquake hazards, reduce such hazards and mitigate the possible effects of potentially damaging earthquakes, the commission shall review and advise the Governor and the Legislative Assembly concerning all plans and proposals addressing seismic hazards in the areas of:

(a) Any legislative proposals.

(b) Plans and proposals of statewide impact.

(c) Lists of recommendations for actions and potential rule changes specifically by state agency. [1991 c.956 §4; 1997 c.520 §2; 2005 c.813 §4]

Chapter 401

Law Review Cita­tions

54 OLR 677 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 401—Emergency Services and Communications, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 401, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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