15 U.S. Code § 636h - Disaster planning responsibilities

(a) Assignment of Small Business Administration disaster planning responsibilities
The disaster planning function of the Administration shall be assigned to an individual appointed by the Administrator who—
(1) is not an employee of the Office of Disaster Assistance of the Administration;
(2) has proven management ability;
(3) has substantial knowledge in the field of disaster readiness and emergency response; and
(4) has demonstrated significant experience in the area of disaster planning.
(b) Responsibilities
The individual assigned the disaster planning function of the Administration shall report directly and solely to the Administrator and shall be responsible for—
(1) creating, maintaining, and implementing the comprehensive disaster response plan of the Administration described in section 636g of this title;
(2) ensuring there are in-service and pre-service training procedures for the disaster response staff of the Administration;
(3) coordinating and directing the training exercises of the Administration relating to disasters, including disaster simulation exercises and disaster exercises coordinated with other government departments and agencies; and
(4) other responsibilities relevant to disaster planning and readiness, as determined by the Administrator.
(c) Coordination
In carrying out the responsibilities described in subsection (b), the individual assigned the disaster planning function of the Administration shall coordinate with—
(1) the Office of Disaster Assistance of the Administration;
(2) the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and
(3) other Federal, State, and local disaster planning offices, as necessary.
(d) Resources
The Administrator shall ensure that the individual assigned the disaster planning function of the Administration has adequate resources to carry out the duties under this section.
(e) Report
Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate and the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives a report containing—
(1) a description of the actions of the Administrator to assign an individual the disaster planning function of the Administration;
(2) information detailing the background and expertise of the individual assigned; and
(3) information on the status of the implementation of the responsibilities described in subsection (b).

Source

(Pub. L. 110–234, title XII, § 12073,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1413; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XII, § 12073,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2175.)
References in Text

The date of enactment of this Act, referred to in subsec. (e), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–246, which was approved June 18, 2008.
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Section was enacted as part of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, and also as part of the Small Business Disaster Response and Loan Improvements Act of 2008, and not as part of the Small Business Act which comprises this chapter.
Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.

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