WHEREAS, South Carolina is increasingly vulnerable to the many natural and manmade hazards that threaten the lives and property of the people of this State; and
WHEREAS, as required by the South Carolina Code of Laws, Section 25-1-440(b), I am responsible for the development and coordination of a system of Comprehensive Emergency Management which shall include provisions for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery; and
WHEREAS, I have identified the need to bring together in a coordinated manner the principal agencies of state government involved in all areas of hazard mitigation planning and programming to address mitigation opportunities and approaches in a cooperative and comprehensive manner that will best serve the entire State.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Governor pursuant to the Constitution and laws of South Carolina, I hereby order the establishment of the South Carolina Hazard Mitigation Interagency Coordinating Committee, which shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
I further order that the South Carolina Hazard Mitigation Interagency Coordinating Committee shall be comprised by the following voting members:
The committee shall elect a chairperson from the membership on an annual basis and all staff support shall be provided from the resources of the member agencies.
The committee shall annually identify, within the South Carolina Hazard Mitigation Plan, those state agencies and organizations that have responsibilities and expertise in statewide hazard mitigation. These agencies and organizations shall be encouraged by the committee to become non-voting advisors and participants in the development and implementation of hazard mitigation planning and programming actions across the state.
This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA THIS 22nd DAY OF OCTOBER, 1999.
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