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(a) The State Architect, with the consultation of the Seismic Safety Commission and the office, shall establish criteria for projects potentially eligible for an appropriation from the Legislature, pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8878.55 based on factors including the populations at risk of injury and the cost-effectiveness of remedial actions.
(b) The State Architect shall establish the criteria for potential funding pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8878.55 based upon the following order of seismic hazard reduction priorities:
(1) Abatement of falling hazards, as defined by the State Architect with the consultation of the Seismic Safety Commission, that are structural or nonstructural components of buildings or facilities and that pose serious threats to life, including, but not limited to, parapets, appendages, cornices, hanging objects, and building cladding.
(2) The seismic retrofitting of those buildings or facilities for which partial, localized, or phased seismic retrofits will significantly reduce collapse hazards with minimal disruption to either the operation of the buildings or facilities or disruption of the occupants of the buildings or facilities.
(3) All other buildings or facilities requiring seismic retrofitting.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 59A. Insurance Code § 59A-30A-1. Short title - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-59a-insurance-code/nm-st-sect-59a-30a-1/
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