Adopted Recommendations

WSSPC Policy Recommendations

Policy recommendations approved by the WSSPC membership are reviewed for currency on a three year cycle.  Following are current policy recommendations issued by WSSPC:

Risk Reduction Strategies

Policy Recommendation 15-2: Developing Earthquake and Tsunami Risk-Reduction Strategies

Hazard Identification and Assessment

Policy Recommendation 15-1: Earthquake and Tsunami Planning Scenarios

Policy Recommendation 15-3: Definitions of Recency of Surface Faulting for the Basin and Range Province

Earthquake Monitoring and Early Warning

Policy Recommendation 17-3: Earthquake Monitoring Networks

Policy Recommendation 17-7: Earthquake Early Warning Systems

Building Codes

Policy Recommendation 15-4: Identification and Mitigation of Non-Ductile Concrete Buildings

Policy Recommendation 17-4: Identification and Mitigation of Unreinforced Masonry Structures

Policy Recommendation 16-4: Seismic Provisions in the 2015 International Building Codes

School Building Safety

Policy Recommendation 16-10: Joint Policy for the Evaluation and Seismic Remediation of School Buildings

Policy Recommendation 17-8: Seismic Design and Construction of New Schools


Policy Recommendation 16-11: Reliability of Lifeline Services

Policy Recommendation 16-12: Earthquake Actuated Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices


Policy Recommendation 17-1: Improving Tsunami Public Education and Warning Procedures for Distant and Local Sources

Policy Recommendation 16-1: Rapid and Effective Tsunami Identification and Response

Post-Event Management

Policy Recommendation 16-3: Post-Earthquake Technical Clearinghouses

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Policy Statements

EERI has adopted the following policy statements:
Schools shall be URM Free by 2033

Mitigation of Nonstructural Hazards in Schools

Creating Earthquake Resilient Communities

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

Improve Reliability of Lifeline Infrastructure Systems