• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal emergency management agency
■ Introduction

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established by presidential executive order in 1979 as an independent agency of the federal government. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 transferred FEMA into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2003.

Under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Act, FEMA is responsible for providing assistance to maintain and enhance the nation’s all-hazards emergency management capability and coordinates federal emergency recovery and response operations. FEMA programs include response to and recovery from major natural disasters and human-made emergencies, emergency management planning, flood-plain management, hazardous ...

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