IS-215: Unified Federal Review Advisor Training: An Overview of the UFR Process Answers


Which of the following does not help to expedite EHP review for disaster recovery projects?

  • Sharing data among agencies
  • Formalizing issue elevation and resolution processes and procedures
  • Training staff involved in disaster recovery on EHP review best practices
  • Using proprietary data

The ESA Matrix can be used to quickly assess species impacts.

  • True
  • False

The FEMA Prototype Programmatic Agreement for Section 106 of the NHPA allows agencies to expedite consultation for activities with limited potential to affect historic properties.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following formalizes UFR roles and responsibilities among 11 departments and agencies?

  • Applicant Guide
  • UFR Webpage
  • Disaster-Specific MOU

The UFR Memorandum of Understanding establishes:

  • Roles of federal agencies to the UFR Process
  • Responsibilities of federal agencies to the UFR Process
  • Commitments of federal agencies to the UFR Process
  • All of the above

All of the following tools and mechanisms may be developed and used prior to a disaster occuring except:

  • Data Sharing Agreement
  • Prototype Programmatic Agreement
  • Disaster-Specific MOU

The UFR Process changes EHP requirements.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following is a benefit of the UFR Process?

  • Expedites EHP reviews
  • Improves consistency among federal agency EHP reviews
  • Encourages agencies to share data and project information
  • All of the above

The UFR Advisor is a field position whose main responsibility is interagency coordination across federal agencies.

  • True
  • False

Which is not a true statement about the NDRF:

  • The NDRF provides recovery support to disaster-impacted tribes, states, and local jurisdictions
  • Six Recovery Support Functions (RSFs) support the NDRF and can be activated, as needed
  • The NDRF establishes roles and responsibilities of recovery coordinators and other stakeholders
  • The UFR Process does not integrate with the NRDF and must be implemented separately

The Tools and Mechanisms are not implemented during multiple phases of disaster recovery.

  • True
  • False

The FEMA EHP Advisor implements the Tools and Mechanisms if the UFR Advisor is not activated.

  • True
  • False

Which is a responsibility of the UFR Advisor:

  • Coordinate with disaster recovery leadership on disaster-specific needs
  • Complete EHP reviews and approve projects
  • Draft agency policies for disaster management
  • Decide whether a disaster will benefit from the UFR Process

The UFR Advisor will engage with:

  • National UFR Coordinator
  • EHP Advisor
  • All of the above

Which of the following describes the UFR Process, the Tools and Mechanisms, and common EHP requirements that apply to disaster recovery projects?

  • Agency POC List
  • Disaster-Specific MOU
  • Applicant Guide
  • Data Sharing Agreement

The National UFR Coordinator provides guidance on implementing the UFR Process to the UFR Advisor.

  • True
  • False

The UFR Process will:

  • Expedite disaster recovery projects
  • Enhance consistency in EHP review processes across federal agencies
  • Assist federal and state agencies in better leveraging their resources and tools
  • All of the above

The UFR Memorandum of Understanding does not include:

  • Definitions for terms used in conjunction with the UFR Process to provide a common understanding
  • Changes to EHP requirements
  • Authorities of the agencies involved to enter into the UFR Process
  • Issue elevation procedures

The UFR Advisor does not:

  • Serve as the interagency coordinator for EHP compliance for disaster recovery projects
  • Identify opportunities for EHP efficiencies
  • Complete EHP reviews
  • Update and seek guidance from the FEMA Regional Environmental Officer (REO)

The Disaster-Specific MOU does not address which of the following?

  • Consultation timelines
  • Changing EHP requirements
  • Agency roles and responsibilities
  • Meeting coordination

The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA) of 2013 is the primary source of the UFR Process statutory authority.

  • True
  • False

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