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Background

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission (WTSSC) was created in 2006 through the Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 58, Section 4 and has been tasked to initiate, with the assistance of state, federal, and local government agencies, a comprehensive program to prepare the state for responding to a major earthquake. The WTSSC is a twelve (12) member board appointed as follows:  two (2) members chosen by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two (2) members chosen by the Speaker of the Senate and eight (8) members appointed by the governor to represent the following professional areas: architecture, fire protection, public utilities, engineering, geology or seismology, local government, insurance, business, emergency health services, nonprofit emergency assistance, local education and emergency management.

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis (created by Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-8-602) is authorized to and directed to provide any information or services requested by the commission to achieve its goals.


The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission will hold a public business meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 12:00 AM-2:00PM CDT, at the Jackson Tennessee Defense Depot (TEMA West HQ) located at 1510 R.E. Bailey Bypass, Jackson, TN, 38302.  The public is invited.

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission is a twelve (12) member board, appointed as follows: two (2) members chosen by the speaker of the house of representatives, two (2) members chosen by the speaker of the senate and eight (8) members appointed by the governor. The members shall include persons who represent the following professional areas: architecture, fire protection, public utilities, engineering, geology or seismology, local government, insurance, business, emergency health services, nonprofit emergency assistance, local education and emergency management.  The commission shall initiate, with the assistance and participation of other state, federal and local government agencies, a comprehensive program to prepare the state for responding to a major earthquake.

For directions, special accommodations, or additional information, please contact Gary Patterson at 901-678-5264, 901 229 4764 or Kim Boyd at 901 678 4807.


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