Nevada Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Legislation
(NV‐1) 239C.010 Chapter of the NRS is Nevada’s Homeland Security legislation which provides for plans to respond to terrorism and related emergencies and also statewide preparations for acts of cyberterrorism, environmental catastrophes and other related incidents.
(NV‐2) 268.012 Chapter 268 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) gives to the cities of the State the authority to adopt uniform building, plumbing and electrical codes which contain mitigation considerations.
(NV‐3) 278.580 Chapter of the NRS: Mandates that any governing body shall amend its building codes to include seismic provisions of the International Building Code and the standards for the investigation of hazards relating to seismic activity including, without limitation, potential surface ruptures and liquefaction.
(NV‐4) 278.160.1 (n) of the NRS: Requires master plans adopted by planning commissions and governing bodies to incorporate a Seismic Safety Plan that consists of an identification and appraisal of seismic hazards such as susceptibility to surface ruptures from faulting to ground shaking or to ground failures.
(NV‐5) 341.143 Chapter of the NRS: Pertains to the construction of state facilities, the Legislature has also mandated the state Public Works Board to adopt regulations governing the design and construction of buildings or other projects of the State and to adopt into those regulations the seismic provisions of the International Building Code and the standards for the investigation of hazards relating to seismic activity, including, without limitation, potential surface ruptures and liquefaction.
(NV‐6) 353.2735 Chapter of the NRS: Provides for the Disaster Relief Account. The account is used to stabilize the operation of the State Government, including local jurisdictions, from an emergency/disaster.
(NV‐7) Section 414.040 of the Nevada Revised Statutes: the Chief of the Division of Emergency Management has the authority and power to assist in the development of an integrated process for the mitigation of, response to and recovery of emergencies or disasters through the various governmental agencies, business and industry, volunteer organizations and any other interested parties.
(NV‐8) 414.060(3)b of NRS: “(b) Prepare a comprehensive state emergency management plan and develop a program for emergency management in this state to be integrated into and coordinated with the plans of the Federal Government and of other states for emergency management to the fullest possible extent, and coordinate the preparation of plans and programs for emergency management by the political subdivisions of this state to be integrated into and coordinated with the plan and program of this state to the fullest possible extent.”
(NV‐9) 414.135 Chapter of NRS: This statute describes the Emergency Assistance Subaccount. This subaccount is to provide supplemental emergency assistance to this state or to its local governments impacted by an emergency/disaster.
(NV‐10) 461.170 Chapter of NRS: The Nevada Legislature has adopted by statute, for the purposes of manufactured homes, the Uniform Housing Code, the Uniform Building Code, the Uniform Plumbing Code, the Uniform Mechanical Code; the National Electrical Code, the Uniform Building Code, Dangerous Building, the Uniform Building Code Standards and the American National Standards Institute Standard No. A117.1.
Information taken from the Washington State Seismic Mitigation Policy Gap Analysis: A Cross-State Comparison, by Scott B. Miles, Ph. D. and Brian D. Gouran, L.G.