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I just threw it out but there is an article in the latest Civil Engineering magazine that explains the entire development and reasoning.  The short answer is that FEMA is now getting preoccupied with Homeland Security issues.  Have you tried recently to order any FEMA documents.  Most of the newer ones are on back order.  Some now take up to 6 months to get.  Guess where all the printing budget went to?!

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
ABS Consulting


01/18/2005 05:59 AM

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Re: NEHRP News

In a message dated 1/12/2005 10:57:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, THunt(--nospam--at) writes:
Some of you code gurus may already know this but I just read that Congress has approved (and the President signed) H.R. 2608 which continues the NEHRP program through 2009.  However, the lead agency is being transferred from FEMA to NIST.
Was there a reason given for transferring it to NIST?  FEMA seems to be one of the few (if not the only) government agency that puts out well written documents.
As far as I can tell nobody knows the purpose of NIST,  not even the people that work there.
Gail Kelley