U.S. Code, Title 15, Commerce and Trade

Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 2215. Reports to Congress and President

     The Director shall report to the Congress and the President not later than ninety calendar days following the year ending September 30, 1980 and similarly each year thereafter on all activities relating to fire prevention and control, and all measures taken to implement and carry out this chapter during the preceding calendar year. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to—

     (a) a thorough appraisal, including statistical analysis, estimates, and long-term projections of the human and economic losses due to fire;

     (b) a survey and summary, in such detail as is deemed advisable, of the research and technology program undertaken or sponsored pursuant to this chapter;

     (c) a summary of the activities of the Academy for the preceding 12 months, including, but not limited to—

     (1) an explanation of the curriculum of study;

     (2) a description of the standards of admission and performance;

     (3) the criteria for the awarding of degrees and certificates; and

     (4) a statistical compilation of the number of students attending the Academy and receiving degrees or certificates;

     (d) a summary of the activities undertaken to assist the Nation’s fire services;

     (e) a summary of the public education programs undertaken;

     (f) an analysis of the extent of participation in preparing and submitting Fire Safety Effectiveness Statements;

     (g) a summary of outstanding problems confronting the administration of this chapter, in order of priority;

     (h) such recommendations for additional legislation as are deemed necessary or appropriate; and

     (i) a summary of reviews, evaluations, and suggested improvements in State and local fire prevention and building codes, fire services, and any relevant Federal or private codes, regulations, and fire services.

(Pub. L. 93–498, § 16, Oct. 29, 1974, 88 Stat. 1545; Pub. L. 96–472, title II, § 202, Oct. 19, 1980, 94 Stat. 2260; Pub. L. 106–503, title I, § 110(a)(2)(B)(vi), Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2302.)


     2000—Pub. L. 106–503 substituted "Director" for "Secretary" in introductory provisions.

     1980—Pub. L. 96–472 substituted "ninety calendar days following the year ending September 30, 1980 and similarly each year thereafter" for "June 30 of the year following October 29, 1974, and each year thereafter".

Transfer of Functions

     Functions of National Fire Prevention and Control Administration [now United States Fire Administration] and National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control generally transferred to Federal Emergency Management Agency. For further details see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 2202 of this title.

Termination of Reporting Requirements

     For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions in this section relating to reporting annually to Congress, see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance, and page 168 of House Document No. 103–7.