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THIRA FEPA Mid Year Work Session 2012. 2011 THIRA – EMPG/HSGP Grant Requirement Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) “THIRA processes.

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1 THIRA FEPA Mid Year Work Session 2012

2 2011 THIRA – EMPG/HSGP Grant Requirement Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) “THIRA processes at all levels of government establish a foundation to justify and guide preparedness activities and investments. A common approach to that process will enable the whole community to maintain a baseline understanding of the risks that they face, facilitating efforts to identify capability and resource gaps, focus capability improvements, and inform the community of actions they can take to manage their risks. In order to qualify for FY 2011 funding, all grantees shall develop and maintain a THIRA.”

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4 “THIRAs should include the range of threats and hazards faced by an applicant. The assessment should be based on analysis of the relative consequences of the various threats and hazards with consideration of empirical data to the maximum degree possible. An effective THIRA will allow the applicant to compare and prioritize risks, even if they are dissimilar, by identifying possible threats and hazards faced with respective probability estimates of their occurrence. THIRA findings should be incorporated into each applicant’s preparedness strategy, planning, investment justification, and assessment documentation – addressing capability gaps identified during the THIRA process.”

5 “Current State Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRAs) developed for the purposes of Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) or Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) that have a terrorism component satisfy the FY 2011 SHSP and UASI requirement.”

6 Measurement Methods Grants  EMPG – “An approved Hazard Mitigation Plan that includes a HIRA that addresses the hazards to the grantee to include terrorism”  HSGP – “An approved State Hazard Mitigation Plan that includes a THIRA that has been coordinated with the UASI(s) located in the state”

7 Reporting – 2011Grants  EMPG and HSGP (same language) “Grantees are required to submit to the Regional Hazard Mitigation Officer the State Mitigation Plan that includes the State’s HIRA”

8 President’s Grant Reform Proposal Cycle (National Preparedness Grant Program): Combine Federal Grant Programs (EMPG and Fire Grants Remain Independent) Base Allocation to Each State National Competitive Funding Based on THIRA – Investment Justifications for Projects to Address THIRA “capability gaps” Concepts Not Adopted by Congress

9  Grant Guidance 2012 – EMPG/HSGP  Similar Background Language on THIRA Measurement Methods  EMPG – “An approved THIRA that addresses the risks and hazards faced by the grantee”  HSGP – “Percentage of THIRAs that meet the qualifications set forth by DHS “

10 Reporting 2012 – EMPG “Grantees will be required to develop a THIRA component of the State Mitigation Plan and provide a copy to their EMPG Program Analyst no later than December 31, The THIRA must be updated annually. Grantees must also submit the THIRA to their Regional Federal Preparedness Coordinator”

11 Reporting 2012 – HSGP “Grantees will be required to develop a THIRA and upload a copy on ND Grants no later than December 31, The THIRA must be updated and reviewed by DHS for consistency and content annually.”

12 Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Guide Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201 First Edition April 2012

13 From FEMA CPG 201

14 Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Guide Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201 Supplement 1: Toolkit First Edition April 2012

15 Draft PRE-DECISIONAL DRAFT Not For Release to Third Parties May 2012 This document includes sample worksheets for the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment as described in Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201. These worksheets should be used only as examples and not considered prescriptive or inclusive of all possible approaches.

16 Threat/Hazard GroupThreat/Hazard Type Description 1: Description 2: Description 3: Description 1: Description 2: Description 3: Description 1: Description 2: Description 3: Description 1: Description 2: Description 3:

17 Core CapabilityDesired Outcome Common Planning Public Information and Warning Operational Coordination Prevention Forensics and Attribution Prevention and Protection Intelligence and Information Sharing Interdiction and Disruption Screening, Search, and Detection

18 THIRA Guidance Addendum/Information Bulletin IB-385a Issued June 1, 2012  Clarifies Grant Recipient Requirements for THIRA under HSGP and EMPG  FY 2012 Entities Required to Submit a THIRA by December 31, 2012 as a Performance Requirement ◦ All 56 State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) receiving funding under the FY 2012 HSGP and EMPG programs; and ◦ All 31 Urban Areas receiving funding under the FY 2012 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant program.

19 “Other jurisdictions, such as local units of government and regional planning groups, are highly encouraged but not required to complete their own THIRAs (in conjunction with their SAA). The SAA is expected to engage its whole community to ensure the entire scope of statewide risk is incorporated into the State THIRA.”

20 “Each SAA is required to submit a State/territory THIRA, as well as an Urban Area THIRA, if applicable, to FEMA via the on-line State Preparedness Report (SPR) Tool by December 31, The SPR is located on the Preparedness Comprehensive Assessment System Tool (PREPCAST) portal. Urban Areas should coordinate with their SAA to ensure that their THIRA is included as an attachment to the official SPR Assessment. Urban Areas are not expected to complete the SPR.”

21 Grant Requirements 2013 (as stated in IB-385 a) “The THIRA submission will not be a pre- requisite for applying for grant funding, but it will be an annual performance requirement upon the award of identified FEMA preparedness grants.”

22  FEMA THIRA Tool Kit Training to SAAs (DEM)  DEM Training to Counties?  DEM Process/Timeline ?  Questions ◦ How will county data be collected? ◦ What is the timeline for data collection? ◦ How will county data be presented/included in final THIRA document? ◦ One THIRA for EMPG/SHGP/UASI? ◦ Relationship to LMS/CEMP? ◦ How Utilized for EMPG/SHGP/UASI funding? ◦ THIRA Approval/Review Process – EM Advisory Working Group, Domestic Security Oversight Council?

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