The mission of the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) is to develop seismic policies and share information to promote programs intended to reduce earthquake-related losses.
Promote regional cooperation and the interaction of the State Emergency Management, State Geological Surveys, and State Seismic Councils and Commissions in the formation of, and advocacy for, seismic policy.
Improve the overall awareness of earthquake hazards and methods to mitigate the associated risks; develop strategies to enhance earthquake preparedness; and support earthquake studies and earthquake preparedness activities that will reduce or eliminate deaths, injuries and property damage.
Serve as a resource for earthquake-related materials, information, training programs and workshops, in coordination with other regional and national earthquake organizations.
Advocate adoption and implementation of seismic mitigation policies at all levels of government.