Accession Number:

ADA467772

Title:

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Report Date:

2003-06-25

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 P.L. 107-296 requires the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate EPR of the Department of Homeland Security DHS to coordinate federal emergency management activities. The law consolidates federal emergency authorities and resources into EPR -- but not terrorism preparedness activities, which are administered by the Border and Transportation Security Directorate within DHS. This report provides summaries of and references to the entities that constitute EPR, as well as brief statements of issues that may come before the 108th Congress. This report will be updated as significant events implementing the legislation occur.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Civil Defense
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE