FEMA Seeking Comments- National Preparedness Goal PPD 8

FEMA is seeking public input on the National Preparedness Goal for Presidential Policy Directive 8. National preparedness is a shared responsibility and the Presidential Policy Directive 8 is designed to facilitate an integrated, whole community, capabilities-based approach to preparedness. Involvement is desired from representative of the public, non-governmental organizations, faith and community based organizations, the private sector, and governmental organizations at all levels. 

Presidential Policy Directive 8 is a strategic vision for national preparedness using a comprehensive approach to preparedness and the document includes sections such as:

  • Strategic National Risk Assessment
  • Focus Areas and Core Capabilities
  • Appendix A: Core Capability Descriptions and Performance Objectives

All comments should be submitted (using THIS comment matrix) to: PPD8-Engagement@fema.gov by noon EDT September 2, 2011 (please note federal departments and agencies have until August 30, 2011 at 4pm EDT)

The draft was developed with a range of stakeholders from a varied communities. The project intends to present the first edition of the National Preparedness Goal to the President for his review no later than September 25, 2011.

For more information on this project please visit FEMA's website at: http://www.fema.gov/prepared/ppd8.shtm