U.S Code last checked for updates: Jan 29, 2023
§ 3202.
Purposes
The purposes of this chapter are—
(1)
to improve tsunami detection, forecasting, warnings, research, notification, outreach, and mitigation to protect life and property in the United States;
(2)
to enhance and modernize the existing United States Tsunami Warning System to increase the accuracy of forecasts and warnings, to ensure full coverage of tsunami threats to the United States with a network of detection assets, and to reduce false alarms;
(3)
to improve and develop standards and guidelines for mapping, modeling, and assessment efforts to improve tsunami detection, forecasting, warnings, notification, mitigation, resiliency, response, outreach, and recovery;
(4)
to improve research efforts related to improving tsunami detection, forecasting, warnings, notification, mitigation, resiliency, response, outreach, and recovery;
(5)
(6)
to provide technical and other assistance to speed international efforts to establish regional tsunami warning systems in vulnerable areas worldwide;
(7)
to foster resilient communities in the face of tsunami and other similar coastal hazards; and
(8)
to improve Federal, State, and international coordination for detection, warnings, and outreach for tsunami and other coastal impacts.
(Pub. L. 109–424, § 3, Dec. 20, 2006, 120 Stat. 2902; Pub. L. 109–479, title VIII, § 803, Jan. 12, 2007, 120 Stat. 3653; Pub. L. 115–25, title V, §§ 503, 512(a), Apr. 18, 2017, 131 Stat. 115, 128.)
cite as: 33 USC 3202