What is the USSC?
The 15-member volunteer Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC) and its staff from the Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) was established in 1994 to advise the Utah legislature, governor, state and local governmental agencies, and the private sector on earthquake safety issues. The USSC functions for state and local governments, the private sector, and the public to advance earthquake-related issues by researching, developing, and recommending earthquake policies, approaches, and outreach aimed at reducing Utah's earthquake hazards and managing Utah's earthquake risk.
Efforts to promote earthquake safety public policy began decades ago with the Utah Seismic Safety Advisory Council (1977–1981), the Earthquake Task Force of the Utah Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Affairs (1989–1991), and the Utah Earthquake Advisory Board (1991–1994).
The mission of the USSC is to:
Meetings and Announcements
The USSC meets quarterly at several locations in the Salt Lake Valley, but most meetings are held at the Utah State Capitol, Utah Senate Building, Kletting Room. USSC members and staff are listed under the Contact Us link below. The USSC invites citizen participation in its meetings and activities. If you wish to attend a meeting, recommend a topic for consideration, or participate on a committee, please contact John Crofts at (801) 560-2637 or email@example.com.
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