National Preparedness Month, 2022, 54301-54302 [2022-19296]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / Presidential Documents 54301 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10434 of August 31, 2022 National Preparedness Month, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Preparedness Month, my Administration recommits to preparing our Nation for disasters, both natural and manmade, and especially the extreme weather events that we face with increasing frequency and ferocity. We also continue our efforts to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to keep themselves and their families safe. Every part of this Nation faces the threat of disasters, and while many emergencies are unpredictable, we know that the most vulnerable among us often bear the most significant impacts. When extreme weather destroys homes, families with less savings are more prone to housing insecurity. When pandemics arise, individuals without access to health care are more liable to become sick or face financial hardship. For the future of all Americans, my Administration is committed to strengthening our disaster resilience and continuing our strong partnerships with State, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOCS 3 Our work begins with tackling the climate crisis. We know that wildfires are super-charged by prolonged drought, that storms and coastal flooding are exacerbated by rising sea levels, and that extreme heat threatens our power grids and national security. That is why my Administration has invested billions of dollars in clean energy, secured funding for thousands of new climate-friendly jobs, and supported enhanced wildfire preparedness and forest restoration efforts. This summer, I signed the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic law that will slash our Nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 40 percent through investments in renewable energy and lowcarbon technologies and also help communities cope with long-term drought. And demonstrating our commitment to global leadership, we rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and pledged to support developing nations in their campaigns to combat climate change. By addressing climate challenges today, we can minimize the risk of natural disasters tomorrow. My Administration has also taken steps to ensure that our roads, bridges, buildings, and energy sector infrastructure are more resilient to future natural and manmade disasters. Last year, I signed a once-in-a-generation infrastructure law to modernize our power grid, protect us against cyberattacks, and revamp our ports, airports, and freight infrastructure. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests over $50 billion to protect against drought, heat, and flooding and includes funding for the weatherization of American homes. It also supports Army Corps of Engineers projects across the Nation, which will reduce the risks of coastal and inland flooding. Through our Justice40 Initiative, we are working to ensure that 40 percent of the overall benefits of these historic investments reach communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution. Additionally, we are investing in more resilient American supply chains to make us less reliant on foreign countries for the critical technologies that we need. In August, I signed the CHIPS and Science Act to accelerate the manufacturing of semiconductors in America and help prevent economic disaster when disruptions to global supply chains arise. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:45 Sep 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06SED2.SGM 06SED2 54302 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / Presidential Documents As we continue our fight against the COVID–19 pandemic and other pathogens, my Administration is preparing for the emergence of future biological threats of natural, accidental, and deliberate origin. We must be ready to prevent these catastrophes and treat pandemic preparedness, health security, and global health as top national security priorities. That is why I am requesting significant funding from the Congress to help us develop new vaccine technologies, accurate and affordable diagnostics, effective therapeutics, and next-generation personal protective equipment. We also need Federal funds to enhance partner countries’ capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats across the globe. Preparedness is a collective effort that requires the whole of government and the communities we represent to work together. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is helping to prepare the Nation—hiring, training, qualifying, and retaining a ready workforce that is available to deploy to support disaster survivors across the country. By training emergency managers across all levels of government, FEMA is better equipping our country to respond quickly and support all Americans. During this National Preparedness Month, let us strengthen our support for first responders—our first line of defense when catastrophes threaten our homes, businesses, schools, and families. Let us each recommit to doing our part to prepare for emergencies. I encourage all Americans to download the FEMA App and receive real-time alerts, to turn on wireless emergency alerts on mobile phones, and to pack emergency go-bags. Everyone can access free information about readiness at Ready.gov, or Listo.gov for Spanishspeakers. Together, we can be prepared for any disaster that lies ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 September 2022 as National Preparedness Month. I encourage all Americans to recognize the importance of preparedness and work together to enhance our resilience and readiness. [FR Doc. 2022–19296 Filed 9–2–22; 8:45 am] Billing code 3395–F2–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:45 Sep 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06SED2.SGM 06SED2 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOCS 3 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyseventh.

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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10434 of August 31, 2022

                
National Preparedness Month, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Preparedness Month, my Administration 
                recommits to preparing our Nation for disasters, both 
                natural and manmade, and especially the extreme weather 
                events that we face with increasing frequency and 
                ferocity. We also continue our efforts to ensure that 
                all Americans have the resources they need to keep 
                themselves and their families safe.

                Every part of this Nation faces the threat of 
                disasters, and while many emergencies are 
                unpredictable, we know that the most vulnerable among 
                us often bear the most significant impacts. When 
                extreme weather destroys homes, families with less 
                savings are more prone to housing insecurity. When 
                pandemics arise, individuals without access to health 
                care are more liable to become sick or face financial 
                hardship. For the future of all Americans, my 
                Administration is committed to strengthening our 
                disaster resilience and continuing our strong 
                partnerships with State, local, Tribal, and territorial 
                leaders.

                Our work begins with tackling the climate crisis. We 
                know that wildfires are super-charged by prolonged 
                drought, that storms and coastal flooding are 
                exacerbated by rising sea levels, and that extreme heat 
                threatens our power grids and national security. That 
                is why my Administration has invested billions of 
                dollars in clean energy, secured funding for thousands 
                of new climate-friendly jobs, and supported enhanced 
                wildfire preparedness and forest restoration efforts. 
                This summer, I signed the Inflation Reduction Act, a 
                historic law that will slash our Nation's greenhouse 
                gas emissions by roughly 40 percent through investments 
                in renewable energy and low-carbon technologies and 
                also help communities cope with long-term drought. And 
                demonstrating our commitment to global leadership, we 
                rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and pledged to 
                support developing nations in their campaigns to combat 
                climate change. By addressing climate challenges today, 
                we can minimize the risk of natural disasters tomorrow.

                My Administration has also taken steps to ensure that 
                our roads, bridges, buildings, and energy sector 
                infrastructure are more resilient to future natural and 
                manmade disasters. Last year, I signed a once-in-a-
                generation infrastructure law to modernize our power 
                grid, protect us against cyberattacks, and revamp our 
                ports, airports, and freight infrastructure. The 
                Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests over $50 billion 
                to protect against drought, heat, and flooding and 
                includes funding for the weatherization of American 
                homes. It also supports Army Corps of Engineers 
                projects across the Nation, which will reduce the risks 
                of coastal and inland flooding. Through our Justice40 
                Initiative, we are working to ensure that 40 percent of 
                the overall benefits of these historic investments 
                reach communities that are marginalized, underserved, 
                and overburdened by pollution.

                Additionally, we are investing in more resilient 
                American supply chains to make us less reliant on 
                foreign countries for the critical technologies that we 
                need. In August, I signed the CHIPS and Science Act to 
                accelerate the manufacturing of semiconductors in 
                America and help prevent economic disaster when 
                disruptions to global supply chains arise.

[[Page 54302]]

                As we continue our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic 
                and other pathogens, my Administration is preparing for 
                the emergence of future biological threats of natural, 
                accidental, and deliberate origin. We must be ready to 
                prevent these catastrophes and treat pandemic 
                preparedness, health security, and global health as top 
                national security priorities. That is why I am 
                requesting significant funding from the Congress to 
                help us develop new vaccine technologies, accurate and 
                affordable diagnostics, effective therapeutics, and 
                next-generation personal protective equipment. We also 
                need Federal funds to enhance partner countries' 
                capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to 
                infectious disease threats across the globe.

                Preparedness is a collective effort that requires the 
                whole of government and the communities we represent to 
                work together. The Federal Emergency Management Agency 
                (FEMA) is helping to prepare the Nation--hiring, 
                training, qualifying, and retaining a ready workforce 
                that is available to deploy to support disaster 
                survivors across the country. By training emergency 
                managers across all levels of government, FEMA is 
                better equipping our country to respond quickly and 
                support all Americans.

                During this National Preparedness Month, let us 
                strengthen our support for first responders--our first 
                line of defense when catastrophes threaten our homes, 
                businesses, schools, and families. Let us each recommit 
                to doing our part to prepare for emergencies. I 
                encourage all Americans to download the FEMA App and 
                receive real-time alerts, to turn on wireless emergency 
                alerts on mobile phones, and to pack emergency go-bags. 
                Everyone can access free information about readiness at 
                Ready.gov, or Listo.gov for Spanish-speakers. Together, 
                we can be prepared for any disaster that lies ahead.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 September 2022 
                as National Preparedness Month. I encourage all 
                Americans to recognize the importance of preparedness 
                and work together to enhance our resilience and 
                readiness.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                seventh.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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