TABLE 4.1 Compilation of Cost Estimates by Task, in Millions of Dollarsa

Task Annualized Costs (av.) Years 1-5 ($) Total Cost Years 1-5 ($) Total Cost Years 6-20 ($) Total Cost ($)
1. Physics of Earthquake Processes 27 135 450 585
2. Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS)b 66.8 334 1,002 1,336
3. Earthquake Early Warning 20.6 103 180 283
4. National Seismic Hazard Model 50.1 250.5 696 946.5
5. Operational Earthquake Forecasting 5 25 60 85
6. Earthquake Scenarios 10 50 150 200
7. Earthquake Risk Assessments and Applications 5 25 75 100
8. Post-earthquake Social Science Response and Recovery Research 2.3 11.5 TBD c TBD c
9. Post-earthquake Information Management 1 4.8 9.8 14.6
10. Socioeconomic Research on Hazard Mitigation and Recovery 3 15 45 60
11. Observatory Network on Community Resilience and Vulnerability 2.9 14.5 42.8 57.3
12. Physics-based Simulations of Earthquake Damage and Loss 6 30 90 120
13. Techniques for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings 22.9 114.5 429.1 543.6
14. Performance-based Earthquake Engineering for Buildings 46.7 233.7 657.8 891.5
15. Guidelines for Earthquake-Resilient Lifelines Systems 5 25 75 100
16. Next Generation Sustainable Materials, Components, and Systems 8.2 40.8 293.6 334.4
17. Knowledge, Tools, and Technology Transfer to Public and Private Practice 8.4 42 126 168
18. Earthquake-Resilient Communities and Regional Demonstration Projects 15.6 78 923 1,001
TOTAL 306.5 1,532.3 5,305.1 6,837.4

a See following section for explanatory notes (all figures are 2009 dollars).

b Does not include support for geodetic monitoring or geodetic networks.

c Funding during the remaining 15 years of the plan would be based on a performance review after 5 years.



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