Appendix C
Agenda U.S./Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium

National Academy of Sciences

Washington, D.C.

September 16-18, 1996

 

Monday, September 16

 

8:00 a.m.

Organization Meeting/Continental Breakfast

Lecture Room

 

9:00

Opening Ceremony

 

Welcome: Dr. Frank Press, The Carnegie Institution of Washington

 

Welcome: Mr. James Lee Witt, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

Response: Mr. Kazumi Suzuki, Minister of State for the National Land Agency

 

Remarks: Minister Yukio Takeuchi, Charge d'affaires, Embassy of Japan

 

Introduction of the Japanese delegates

 

Introduction of the American delegates

10:00-10:35

Break

10:35

Opening Plenary Session

 

Dr. Frank Press, Chair. The national policy framework for earthquake loss reduction in the United States and Japan. An overview of laws and



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Report of the Observer Panel for the U.S.-Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium Appendix C Agenda U.S./Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C. September 16-18, 1996   Monday, September 16   8:00 a.m. Organization Meeting/Continental Breakfast Lecture Room   9:00 Opening Ceremony   Welcome: Dr. Frank Press, The Carnegie Institution of Washington   Welcome: Mr. James Lee Witt, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency   Response: Mr. Kazumi Suzuki, Minister of State for the National Land Agency   Remarks: Minister Yukio Takeuchi, Charge d'affaires, Embassy of Japan   Introduction of the Japanese delegates   Introduction of the American delegates 10:00-10:35 Break 10:35 Opening Plenary Session   Dr. Frank Press, Chair. The national policy framework for earthquake loss reduction in the United States and Japan. An overview of laws and

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Report of the Observer Panel for the U.S.-Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium   other national policy guiding earthquake hazard reduction problems.   Representative George E. Brown, Jr. U. S. House of Representatives   Mr. James Lee Witt, Director, FEMA: An overview of American earthquake policy.   Mr. Masaaki Nakada, Deputy Director-General, Disaster Prevention Bureau, NLA: An overview of Japanese earthquake policy.   Agenda Overview/Symposium Outcomes Dr. Frank Press 11:45 Group Photo 12:00-1:30 p.m. Working Lunch - Dr. John H. Gibbons, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology-Speaker Lecture Room Earthquake Forecasting, Warning and Hazard Zonation 1:30-5:00   Dr. Gordon P. Eaton, Director, United States Geological Survey, Chair 1:30-2:25 Probabilistic forecasting, real time monitoring and warning systems   An overview of the social, technical, and policy issues associated with the provision and use of real time or near real time information to the gas and electric utility industry and the public sector.   Dr. James J. Mori, Southern California Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey   Dr. William U. Savage, Senior Seismologist, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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Report of the Observer Panel for the U.S.-Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium   Mr. Masahiro Yamamoto, Deputy Director, Administration Division, Seismological and Volcanological Department, Japan Meteorological Agency   Dr. Masakazu Ohtake, Professor of Tohoku University   Dr. Yoshimori Honkura, Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology Meeting Room 150   2:25-3:05 Small Conferences, Exhibits, Break Lecture Room   3:05-3:30 Policy Discussion 3:30-4:00 Seismic hazard zonation mapping at the national and regional scale   An overview of the social, technical and policy issues associated with the construction and use of hazard maps in national model building codes and seismic zonation in the State of California.   Dr. E.V. Leyendecker, Golden, Colorado, U.S. Geological Survey   Dr. James F. Davis, California State Geologist   Mr. Nobumasa Kawabata, Guest Researcher, Disaster Prevention and Information Center, Shizouka Prefecture Meeting Room 150   4:00-4:35 Small Conferences, Exhibits, Break Lecture Room   4:35-5:00 Policy Discussion 5:00 Working Dinner-Mr. Kazuo Ikawa, Director, Citizens' Disaster Prevention Department Citizens' Service Bureau, City of Kobe - Speaker

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Report of the Observer Panel for the U.S.-Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium Tuesday, September 17   Lecture Room Working Breakfast-Presentation on the Franchise Emergency Action Team Mr. Richard B. Rennick 7:45 a.m. 8:30-12:00 p.m. Earthquake Risk Assessment and Loss Estimation   Dr. William A. Anderson, Section Head, Hazard Mitigation, National Science Foundation, Chair 8:30-9:15 Earthquake loss estimation methods, models and GIS   An overview of processes, models and methods for estimating the potential impact of an earthquake on a specific area in terms of deaths, injuries, damage to structures and lifelines, and direct and indirect economic losses.   Dr. Robert V. Whitman, Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology   Dr. Tsuneo Katayama, Director-General, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Science and Technology Agency   Dr. Kenzo Toki, Professor, Kyoto University Meeting Room 150   9:15-9:50 Small Conferences, Exhibits, Break Lecture Room   9:50-10:20 Policy Discussion 10:20-11:00 Disaster Situation Assessments   An overview of methods and processes for quickly determining the nature, areal extent, and

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Report of the Observer Panel for the U.S.-Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium   magnitude of damage after an earthquake and for identifying those areas most severely affected.   Catherine H. Light, Deputy Associate Director for Response, Response and Recovery Directorate, FEMA   Mr. Ichiro Nagao, Specialist for Earthquake Disaster Management, Earthquake Disaster Management Division, Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency Meeting Room 150   11:00-11:30 Small Conferences, Exhibits, Break Lecture Room   11:30-12:00 Policy Discussion 12:00-1:00 p.m. Working Lunch - Mr. Timothy E. Wirth, Under Secretary for Global Affairs, U. S. Department of State, Speaker Lecture Room Earthquake Resistant Design, Construction, Rehabilitation and Repair Standards 1:00-5:00   Dr. Richard N. Wright, Director, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Chair 1:00-1:45 Performance based standards and steel frame buildings   An overview of efforts underway to develop performance criteria for life safety, damage reduction and maintenance of function, with emphasis on steel moment-frame buildings and use of large and full-scale testing.   Dr. Robert D. Hanson, University of Michigan   Dr. Keiichi Ohtani, Director, Disaster Prevention Research Division, National Research Institute

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Report of the Observer Panel for the U.S.-Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium   for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Science and Technology Agency   Dr. Hiroyuki Yamanouchi, Supervisor, Structural Engineering Department, Building Research Institute, Ministry of Construction Meeting Room 150   1:45-2:25 Small Conferences, Exhibits, Break Lecture Room   2:25-2:55 Policy Discussion 2:55-3:55 Assessment, repair and rehabilitation, lifelines, community planning for post-earthquake fire reduction   New activities in the assessment and rehabilitation of existing buildings and lifelines and in fire safety. Focus on the roles of government and the private sector.   Dr. Richard N. Wright, Director, Building and Fire Research Laboratory   Mr. Christopher Rojahn, Executive Director, Applied Technology Council   Mr. Masaharu Kanayama, General Manager (System Engineering), Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc.   Mr. Kunihiro Takahashi, General Manager, Technology Development Department, The Japan Gas Association   Mr. Koichi Yokoyama, Director, Earthquake Disaster Prevention Research Center, Public Works Research Institute, MOC

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Report of the Observer Panel for the U.S.-Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium Meeting Room 150   3:55-4:25 Small Conferences, Exhibits, Break Lecture Room   4:25-5:00 Policy Discussion 5:00 Working Dinner-Mr. Takahiro Shibata Director-General Urban and Housing Department, Hyogo Prefecture Speaker Wednesday, September 18   Lecture Room     7:45 a.m. Working Breakfast-Presentation on Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters Mr. Michael Bruinooge 8:30-noon Earthquake Preparation, Response, Recovery and Mitigation   Mr. Richard W. Krimm, Acting Associate Director, Mitigation Directorate, FEMA, Chair 8:30-9:05 Earthquake Response   A discussion of governmental policies and operations for providing immediate post-disaster assistance to the affected areas.   Mr. William C. Tidball, Associate Director, Response and Recovery Directorate, FEMA   Mr. Shigeyuki Otake, Senior Planning Officer for Disaster Prevention, Disaster Prevention Bureau, NLA Meeting Room 150   9:05-9:50 Small Conferences, Exhibits, Break

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Report of the Observer Panel for the U.S.-Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium Lecture Room   9:50-10:10 Policy Discussion 10:10-10:50 Post-disaster mitigation   Barriers to implementation of governmental actions to reduce future earthquake losses during the post-disaster period.   Dr. Joanne M. Nigg, Co-Director, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware   Mr. Takahiro Shibata, Director-General, Urban and Housing Department, Hyogo Prefecture Meeting Room 150   10:50-11:30 Small Conferences, Exhibits, Break Lecture Room   11:30-noon Policy Discussion 12:00-1:00 Working Lunch-Mr. Rodney E. Slater, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration-Speaker Lecture Room   1:30-3:10 U.S./Japan Cooperative Arrangements 1:30-2:30 Discussion and Adoption of the State of Conclusions and Recommendations   Mr. Harvey G. Ryland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Institute for Property Loss Reduction, former FEMA Deputy Director   Mr. Masaaki Nakada, Deputy Director-General, Disaster Prevention Bureau, NLA

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Report of the Observer Panel for the U.S.-Japan Earthquake Policy Symposium 2:30-2:50 Presentation of the Statement of Conclusions and Recommendations to Director Witt and Minister Suzuki   Dr. Frank Press 2:50-3:10 Closing Remarks   Minister Suzuki Director Witt

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