National Building Safety Month, 2015, 25573-25574 [2015-10638]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents 25573 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9262 of April 30, 2015 National Building Safety Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation From skyscrapers and schools to hospitals and homes, America’s buildings are the foundations of our communities. When disasters strike, we rely on the structural integrity of our buildings to keep us safe. This month, we pay tribute to the innovative professionals who implement our safety standards, and we redouble our efforts to make our buildings as resilient as our people. All Americans can take action to protect their loved ones and their property by preparing their homes and workplaces for any disaster. If earthquakes are common where you live, you can restrain heavy appliances, anchor tall bookcases and file cabinets, and install latches on drawers and cabinet doors. To protect against hurricanes, tornadoes, and high winds, you can reinforce garage doors and prepare covers for your windows and house doors. To learn more about how to prepare for all types of disasters and improve the safety and resilience of the places in which you spend time, visit www.Ready.gov. My Administration is committed to creating stronger, safer, disaster-resistant communities and to empowering Americans to do their part. We are collaborating with engineers, scientists, construction workers, and other professionals to develop cutting-edge tools focused on bolstering the safety of our buildings and infrastructure while also improving their energy efficiency—because we can increase our Nation’s resilience while also being good stewards of our environment. And we are working with States, tribal leaders, and local partners to ensure neighborhoods across our Nation adopt the most up-to-date building codes and standards that not only help protect individuals and their families, but also support the needs of our cities and towns. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS As our Nation faces longer wildfire seasons, more severe droughts, heavier rainfall, and more frequent flooding in a changing climate, safeguarding the resilience of our infrastructure is more critical than ever. That is why, as part of my Climate Action Plan, my Administration is committed to building infrastructure that can withstand more frequent and more devastating natural disasters. To support these efforts, earlier this year I established a flood standard for new and rebuilt federally funded structures in and around floodplains, ensuring taxpayer dollars are well spent on resilient infrastructure while reducing the risk and cost of future flood disasters. Across the United States, buildings bring us together and protect us from harm. As a Nation, our capacity to continue to withstand threats and recover quickly from disaster depends on what we do today. During National Building Safety Month, let us rededicate ourselves to making the places we live, work, and play more stable and secure for generations to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2015 as National Building Safety Month. I encourage citizens, government agencies, businesses, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 May 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD1.SGM 05MYD1 25574 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents nonprofits, and other interested groups to join in activities that raise awareness about building safety. I also call on all Americans to learn more about how they can contribute to building safety at home and in their communities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–10638 Filed 5–4–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 May 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD1.SGM 05MYD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 86 (Tuesday, May 5, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 25573-25574]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10638]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9262 of April 30, 2015

                
National Building Safety Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                From skyscrapers and schools to hospitals and homes, 
                America's buildings are the foundations of our 
                communities. When disasters strike, we rely on the 
                structural integrity of our buildings to keep us safe. 
                This month, we pay tribute to the innovative 
                professionals who implement our safety standards, and 
                we redouble our efforts to make our buildings as 
                resilient as our people.

                All Americans can take action to protect their loved 
                ones and their property by preparing their homes and 
                workplaces for any disaster. If earthquakes are common 
                where you live, you can restrain heavy appliances, 
                anchor tall bookcases and file cabinets, and install 
                latches on drawers and cabinet doors. To protect 
                against hurricanes, tornadoes, and high winds, you can 
                reinforce garage doors and prepare covers for your 
                windows and house doors. To learn more about how to 
                prepare for all types of disasters and improve the 
                safety and resilience of the places in which you spend 
                time, visit www.Ready.gov.

                My Administration is committed to creating stronger, 
                safer, disaster-resistant communities and to empowering 
                Americans to do their part. We are collaborating with 
                engineers, scientists, construction workers, and other 
                professionals to develop cutting-edge tools focused on 
                bolstering the safety of our buildings and 
                infrastructure while also improving their energy 
                efficiency--because we can increase our Nation's 
                resilience while also being good stewards of our 
                environment. And we are working with States, tribal 
                leaders, and local partners to ensure neighborhoods 
                across our Nation adopt the most up-to-date building 
                codes and standards that not only help protect 
                individuals and their families, but also support the 
                needs of our cities and towns.

                As our Nation faces longer wildfire seasons, more 
                severe droughts, heavier rainfall, and more frequent 
                flooding in a changing climate, safeguarding the 
                resilience of our infrastructure is more critical than 
                ever. That is why, as part of my Climate Action Plan, 
                my Administration is committed to building 
                infrastructure that can withstand more frequent and 
                more devastating natural disasters. To support these 
                efforts, earlier this year I established a flood 
                standard for new and rebuilt federally funded 
                structures in and around floodplains, ensuring taxpayer 
                dollars are well spent on resilient infrastructure 
                while reducing the risk and cost of future flood 
                disasters.

                Across the United States, buildings bring us together 
                and protect us from harm. As a Nation, our capacity to 
                continue to withstand threats and recover quickly from 
                disaster depends on what we do today. During National 
                Building Safety Month, let us rededicate ourselves to 
                making the places we live, work, and play more stable 
                and secure for generations to come.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 2015 as National 
                Building Safety Month. I encourage citizens, government 
                agencies, businesses,

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                nonprofits, and other interested groups to join in 
                activities that raise awareness about building safety. 
                I also call on all Americans to learn more about how 
                they can contribute to building safety at home and in 
                their communities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-10638
Filed 5-4-15; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5