Welcome to the Seismic Safety Commission

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The mission of the Seismic Safety Commission is to provide decision makers and the general public with cost-effective recommendations to reduce earthquake losses and speed recovery. The Commission 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 Commission 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
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Gavin Newsom

Governor

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Mark Ghilarducci

Director, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

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Richard McCarthy

Director, California Seismic Safety Commission

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Contact

  • Email: InfoSSC@CalOES.ca.gov
  • Phone: (916) 263-5506
  • Fax: (916) 263-0594
  • Address: 2945 Ramco Street, Suite 195 West Sacramento, CA 95691
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