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IS-253.A: Overview of FEMA's Environmental and Historic Preservation Review

Course Date

10/31/2013*

*This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 31, 2013. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

Course Overview

This interactive computer-based course provides an overview of FEMA's environmental and historic preservation compliance responsibilities and is an independent study alternative to the 4-day E/L253 course held at the Emergency Management Institute or in the regional offices. The course is designed to: provide the user with the basic background and practical knowledge needed to participate in FEMA's environmental and historic preservation review process; help the user understand how the environmental/historic preservation review process applies to various job responsibilities within FEMA's programs; and, provide the resources necessary for the user to accomplish environmental/historic preservation responsibilities.

The course includes interactive knowledge checks, case studies, and resource materials.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the basic elements of Federal EHP laws, regulations, and Executive Orders.
  • Describe key roles and responsibilities in the EHP process.
  • Identify activities that trigger EHP review.
  • Explain the consequences of non-compliance with EHP requirements.

Primary Audience

New FEMA EMP personnel

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.4

Course Length:

4 hours