IS-216: An Overview of the Unified Federal Review Process: Training for Federal Disaster Recovery Leadership Answers

1

The UFR Process uses existing environmental and historic preservation (EHP) requirements and best practices, through Tools and Mechanisms, to:

  • Change the EHP requirements for disaster recovery projects
  • Slow down disaster recovery projects.
  • Make EHP review harder to complete
  • Change the EHP review process for disaster recovery projects
2

The UFR process can assist in:

  • Circumventing or superseding existing federal, tribal, state or local EHP requirements.
  • Eliminating requirements for consultations between agencies and between agencies and applicants.
  • Establishing a single review process for agencies funding a single project.
  • Leveraging existing and developing new interagency agreements, such as Memorandums of Understanding and programmatic agreements
3

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

  • True
  • False
4

Which of the following could be used during disaster recovery to enhance EHP review?

  • FEMA’s Prototype Programmatic Agreement
  • Endangered Species Act Matrix
  • Applicant Guide
  • All of the above
5

Which of the following could be completed prior to a disaster?

  • A Disaster-Specific MOU
  • The Template Checklist for FEMA/HUD
  • Programmatic Environmental Assessments
  • None of the above
6

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

  • True
  • False
7

EHP Practitioners should review the Interagency Meeting Checklist to ________________ for disaster recovery:

  • Establish mechanisms to share information with agencies
  • Engage in internal planning
  • Both A and B
  • None of the above
8

The UFR Tools and Mechanisms

  • Are scalable to the needs of a particular disaster
  • Enable EHP Practitioners to share data
  • Expedite compliance with EHP requirements
  • All of the above
9

Disaster recovery leadership should engage with field staff to facilitate and promote the UFR Process.

  • True
  • False
10

Disaster recovery leadership should ask the UFR Advisor what environmental and cultural sensitivities exist and have been impacted by the disaster to facilitate disaster recovery in the impacted state or tribal area.

  • True
  • False
11

The UFR Advisor does not:

  • Complete EHP reviews
  • Identify opportunities for EHP efficiencies
  • Update and seek guidance from the FEMA Regional Environmental Officer (REO)
  • Serve as the interagency coordinator for EHP compliance for disaster recovery projects
12

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
13

Which is a question that should be asked of parties to the UFR MOU?

  • Will they be providing joint funding for disaster recovery projects?
  • Are federal lands impacted?
  • Will they be required to conduct their own EHP reviews?
  • All of the above
14

The UFR Advisor will engage with:

  • National UFR Coordinator
  • FEMA REOs
  • EHP Advisor
  • All of the above
15

Based on the disaster scenario timeline, which of the following is not an aspect of Recovery Planning?

  • Impacts analysis is conducted
  • Interagency forms and data collection used to simplify reviews
  • Practitioner Guidance helps with efficient and informed impacts analysis and better decisions
  • Disaster-Specific MOUs adopted

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