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Note to those who don't know Claret Heider:

Claret is a true hero of the seismic code development process.  She works
for the BSSC and is the glue that has kept the NIBS, BSSC, FEMA, USGS,
(other initials), all the volunteers, the technocrats, and the bureaucrats
*	She provides the grease on the wheels when required.  
*	And the gentle reminder (kick in the pants) when memory fails.

If there were 100 more of her in Washington, D.C., the Federal bureaucracy
would run like a Swiss watch at a Timex price.  Thanks, Claret!

Harold Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Claret Heider [SMTP:cheider(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Friday, January 14, 2000 11:39 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	Re: re NEHRP Provisions - 1994, 1997
> Dear Frank:  
> E.V. is developing for BSSC a CD (and it's just about finished) that
> provides the maps and data for use with the 1997 NEHRP Recommended
> Provisions and the International Building Code as well as the NEHRP
> Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings and the
> International Residential Code.  The disk will be sold by USGS and BSSC
> and the International Code Council is being granted permission to
> reproduce the CD and include it with copies of the IBC/IRC.  The CD can be
> searched by latitude/longitude and zipcode, the maps can be printed out,
> and the soils factor can be accounted for.  Acrobat 4.0 is needed and
> comes on the CD.
> In a somewhat related effort, Dick McConnell is developing for BSSC a
> county-by-county listing of the relevant MCE data.  That too is almost
> completed but we have not yet determined exactly how it will be
> distributed.
> I'm making a note to sent you a copy of the CD as soon as it's available.
> Claret