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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 1, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-g <br /> SUBJECT: Approval of Eno-Haw Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan <br /> DEPARTMENT: Emergency Services <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Resolution of Adoption Kirby Saunders, Emergency <br /> Management Coordinator, 919-245- <br /> 6135 <br /> UNDER SEPARATE COVER: Sarah Pickhardt, Emergency <br /> Eno-Haw Regional Hazard Mitigation Management Planner, 919-245-6138 <br /> Plan (717 Pages) Only Available Sasha Godwin, Emergency <br /> Electronically at Management Planner, 919-245-6160 <br /> httl,).-Ilwww.enohawhml,).com/assets//,)df/ <br /> documents/EnoHaw%20HMP%20Revis <br /> ed%20Review%20Draft.pdf <br /> PURPOSE: To approve a resolution adopting the Eno-Haw Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan as <br /> approved by the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management. <br /> BACKGROUND: In October of 2000, the "Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000" (DMA 2000) (PL 106- <br /> 390) was signed into law, which amended the "Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and <br /> Emergency Act of 1988." DMA 2000 requires local governments to adopt a hazard mitigation <br /> plan in order to be eligible for hazard mitigation funding. To remain eligible for funding, each <br /> local government must update the hazard mitigation plan every five years. <br /> In addition, North Carolina General Statute §166-A - 19.41 states as a condition of State public <br /> assistance funds following a disaster "the eligible entity shall have a hazard mitigation plan <br /> approved pursuant to the Stafford Act." <br /> Previously, Orange County, in partnership the Town of Carrboro, the Town of Chapel Hill, the <br /> Town of Hillsborough, the County of Durham and its encompassed municipalities, the County of <br /> Alamance and its encompassed incorporated areas, updated the "Orange County Hazard <br /> Mitigation Plan" in accordance with State and Federal requirements. The plan was adopted by <br /> the BOCC on June 16, 2015. For this 2020 update, Person County and its encompassed <br /> incorporated areas have joined the planning process. <br /> In an effort to reduce costs associated with hazard mitigation planning, the State prioritizes <br /> planning funding provided to counties to those who collaboratively create regional hazard <br /> mitigation plans with neighboring jurisdictions that are face comparable or similar hazards. The <br /> goal is to combine efforts and have counties create comprehensive, multi-county/multi- <br />