FEMA IS-329 Answers

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This course provides state officials with policies and procedures for updating State Hazard Mitigation Plans and guiding principles for state-level mitigation planning.

The course also covers requirements for standard and enhanced state hazard mitigation plans, submittal and review procedures, and additional resources.

There are no prerequisites, and the course is 3.5 hours long, offering 0.4 CEUs.

FEMA IS-329: State Hazard Mitigation Planning Answers

An enhanced mitigation plan demonstrates the state’s comprehensive approach to reducing losses through development, implementation, and coordination of capabilities. Which of the following is NOT an evaluation requirement for Enhanced Mitigation Capabilities?Element E2: Planning Integration
Which of the following is not a component of an enhanced plan review?Grants Management Performance Review: FEMA Regional Mitigation staff will review the state’s grant program management within 30 days of receipt of the enhanced plan.
Element S1 of the state mitigation plan review guide asks “Does the plan describe the planning process used to develop the plan”? Which of the following would not be considered in documenting the planning process?How the plan was prepared
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the mitigation strategy?Developed by a wide range of state agencies and stakeholders with programs, policies, and projects that are relevant to mitigation
A requirement of the state plan is to identify current and potential sources of funding to implement mitigation actions and activities. Which of the following funding sources is NOT a FEMA mitigation funding source?Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program
Which of the following is NOT characteristic of an enhanced state/plan under 44 CFR §201.5?State-enhanced plans have a ten-year performance period
Which of the following is NOT a general step in the planning process?Identify planning team
The FEMA review of standard state plans involves three general steps. Which of the following is NOT a step in the review process of a standard plan?Before FEMA issues an approval letter to the state it forwards a copy of the plan and review tool to FEMA Headquarters for comment
Which of the following is NOT a hazard mitigation action category?Public Assistance
The submittal and review procedures for all plans, both standard and enhanced, have the same initial submittal and review procedures. Which of the following is NOT a requirement?FEMA and the state will work together to determine mutually agreeable communication methods for the schedule, notification milestones, points of contact, and preferred contact information
Which of the following statements is NOT true?States are responsible for the review of local and tribal mitigation plans before submitting them to FEMA for approval
Which of the following is NOT an identified responsibility of FEMA in state planning as identified in the State Mitigation Plan Review Guide?Oversee FEMA pre and post-disaster mitigation programs and activities
Element E6 – Meeting Application Timeframes and Submitting Complete Project Applications is intended to document the state’s performance during HMA application periods. Which of the following would NOT be considered as part of the evaluation criteria?Application portfolio for any one grant program consists of no more than 9 planning applications
The State Mitigation Plan Review Guide is FEMA’s official interpretation of 44 CFR §§201.3, 201.4, and 201.5 and provides a standard operating procedure for the review of state hazard mitigation plans. Which one of the following is NOT addressed in the guide?Enhanced State Plan Requirements: Outlines the elements that are required to be addressed in an enhanced standard state plan, including state mitigation capabilities and HMA grant management performance
Guiding Principles reinforce key aspects of the plan update and review process that FEMA encourages. Which of the following is NOT a Guiding Principle?Foster cooperative relationships
Plan integration is one of the major requirements for gaining an enhanced state status. Which of the following is NOT a factor in determining the level of state plan integration?Demonstrate a history of integrating others that have shared risk reduction objectives
FEMA classifies the review of state plans into three categories. Which of the following is NOT an official designation?Approved with Conditions (AC)
The state plan must provide a summary of the changes in development that have occurred and are projected in hazard-prone areas. Which of the following would not be considered in documenting changes in development?Changes in political or economic conditions
An enhanced state is required to submit complete, accurate, and timely quarterly reports and financial reports for HMA projects. Which of the following would NOT be considered part of the state’s requirement under Element E8 of the State Mitigation Plan Review Guide?Financial reports are submitted and documented during scheduled FEMA visits to the state
The Program Consultations encourage flexibility in how States can meet the mitigation program consultation requirement. Which of the following is NOT an expectation of state program consultation?FEMA may interview stakeholders that were involved with plan development during the plan consultation process


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