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Amen!

Peter Lam, P.E.




---Shafat Qazi <seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> wrote:
>
> To: SEAOC List Serve Administrator
> 
> Please post this message, which is a response to a recent comment 
> concerning FEMA 310 that appeared on the SEAOC list server, to the
SEAOC 
> list so that all who read the original comments have an opportunity
to 
> see the response.  Thank you.
> 
> Diana Todd
> 
> 
> Frank:  Always good to hear from you and thanks for your continuing
> interest in
> FEMA 310.  This time, however, I have to take strong exception to at
least two
> of your statements.  First of all, your comments, oral and written,
were
> ALWAYS
> given very heavy consideration and, in one way or another, ALWAYS
answered.  I
> personally participated in the process. (And you would not let us
get away
> with
> it if it had been otherwise!).  Secondly, the Cooperative Agreement
between
> ASCE
> and FEMA clearly states that FEMA would publish the results of the
effort in
> which you participated, but that the process would continue under ASCE
> responsibility and according to ANSI procedures to transform the
> "Pre-Standard"
> into a "Standard".  I am surprised that you were not aware of this
> stipulation. 
> Since this stipulation is a fact, I believe your comparing FEMA's
> publication of
> 310 to "giving approval for the use of a drug without proper testing
and
> evaluation" to be most inappropriate and without merit.  
> I hope, Frank, that you will continue to apply your not
inconsiderable talents
> and experience to making 310 a good Standard. All the best.
> 
> Ugo Morelli-FEMA Project Officer for FEMA 310
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 

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