Nevada Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee (NHMPC)

The Purpose of this Committee is to advise the Nevada Division of Emergency Management (NDEM) concerning hazard-mitigation planning, activities and policies. All hazards, including natural and man-made, may be considered. The Committee should adhere to the State Hazard Mitigation Plan prepared in accordance with the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). Specific charges to the Committee are to:

  • Implement the State Hazard Mitigation Plan, through the following actions:
    • Encourage local and regional, multi-jurisdictional governmental agencies and the private sector to prepare their own hazard mitigation plans;
    • Initiate the preparation of appropriate proposals from state agencies and encourage local and regional, multi-jurisdictional governmental agencies to submit proposals for pre-disaster mitigation projects in Nevada;
    • Review proposals submitted for pre-disaster mitigation projects and make recommendations to NDEM for priorities for funding;
    • Assist NDEM in the preparation of formal proposals to FEMA for pre-disaster mitigation projects;
    • Promote activities that contribute toward building disaster-resistant communities throughout Nevada; and
    • Assess risks from natural hazards in Nevada, and use risk assessments in the development of Hazard Mitigation Plans and in the evaluation of proposals for mitigation projects
  • Review and revise the State Hazard Mitigation Plan, as required by federal law or as needed.

Plan Update Subcommittee

The Plan Update Subcommittee’s purpose is to ensure the participation of stakeholders in the process to update the state hazard mitigation plan, and submit a final and approvable draft to FEMA every three years prior to the expiration of the currently approved plan.