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‚ÄčEmergency Management Laws & Regulations

Federal

Robert T. Stafford Act - Constitutes the statutory authority for Federal disaster response activities as they pertain to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and FEMA programs.

Emergency Planning & Community Right To Know Act (EPCRA/SARA Title III) - Enacted in 1986 to establish protection methods for public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards.

Homeland Security Act of 2002 - Established the Department of Homeland Security

Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 - Amended the Stafford Act to establish requirements for local mitigation plans and HMGP funding.

PETS Act of 2006 - Amended the Stafford Act to establish the requirements for accommodating pets and service animals in emergency plans.

 

State

Act 78 Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act

Act 147 Radiation Protection Act

Act 165 Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning & Response Act

Act 227 Counterterrorism Planning, Preparedness & Response Act

Title 35 Emergency Management Services Code

 PA Laws Relating to Emergency Services