Welcome to the Seismic Safety Commission

Mission Statement

Support the People of California to Reduce Life and Economic Losses from earthquake related disasters

Vision Statement

Achieve resiliency by providing state, local government and the public with state-of-art disaster tools that will reduce losses and expedite recovery

The Seismic Safety Commission (SSC) investigates earthquakes, researches earthquake-related issues and reports, and recommends to the Governor and Legislature policies and programs needed to reduce earthquake risk. Among the duties of the SSC are:

  • Managing California’s Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
  • Reviewing seismic activities funded by the State
  • Providing a consistent policy direction for earthquake-related programs for agencies at all government levels
  • Proposing and reviewing earthquake-related legislation
  • Conducting public hearings on seismic safety issues
  • Recommending earthquake safety programs to governmental agencies and the private sector
  • Investigating and evaluating earthquake damage and reconstruction efforts following damaging earthquakes

 

To request an appointment at our office, please email InfoSSC@CalOES.ca.gov with your request.

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Gavin Newsom

Governor

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Nancy Ward

Director, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

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Annde Ewertsen

Executive Director, California Seismic Safety Commission

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Contact

  • Email: InfoSSC@CalOES.ca.gov
  • Phone: (916) 263-5506
  • Address: 2945 Ramco Street, Suite 195
    West Sacramento, CA 95691
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