Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/469

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 3103 "(e) EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEASURES. —The Director may study and develop emergency preparedness measures designed to afford adequate protection of life and property, including— "(1) research and studies as to the best methods of treating the effects of hazards; "(2) developing shelter designs and materials for protective covering or construction; and "(3) developing equipment or facilities and effecting the standardization thereof to meet emergency preparedness requirements. "(f) TRAINING PROGRAMS.—(1) The Director may— "(A) conduct or arrange, by contract or otherwise, for training programs for the instruction of emergency preparedness officials and other persons in the organization, operation, and techniques of emergency preparedness; "(B) conduct or operate schools or including the payment of travel expenses, in accordance with subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, and the Standardized Government Travel Regulations, and per diem allowances, in lieu of subsistence for trainees in attendance or the furnishing of subsistence and quarters for trainees and instructors on terms prescribed by the Director; and "(C) provide instructors and training aids as necessary, "(2) The terms prescribed by the Director for the payment of travel expenses and per diem allowances authorized by this subsection shall include a provision that such payment shall not exceed one-half of the total cost of such expenses. "(3) The Director may lease real property required for the purpose of carrying out this subsection, but may not acquire fee title to property unless specifically authorized by law. "(g) PUBLIC DISSEMINATION OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION.—The Director may publicly disseminate appropriate emergency preparedness information by all appropriate means. "(h) INTERSTATE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPACTS.—(1) The Director may— "(A) assist and encourage the States to negotiate and enter into interstate emergency preparedness compacts; "(B) review the terms and conditions of such proposed compacts in order to assist, to the extent feasible, in obtaining uniformity between such compacts and consistency with Federal emergency response plans and programs; "(C) assist and coordinate the activities under such compacts; and "(D) aid and assist in encouraging reciprocal emergency prepgiredness legislation by the States which will permit the furnishing of mutual aid for emergency preparedness purposes in the event of a hazard which cannot be adequately met or controlled by a State or political subdivision thereof threatened with or experiencing a hazard. "(2) A copy of each interstate emergency preparedness compact shall be transmitted promptly to the Senate and the House of Representatives. The consent of Congress is deemed to be granted to each such compact upon the expiration of the 60-day period beginning on the date on which the compact is transmitted to Congress.