The Director of the National Weather Service is authorized to establish the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Ready All Hazards Award Program. This award program shall provide annual awards to honor individuals or organizations
that use or provide National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio
All Hazards receivers or transmitters to save lives and protect property. Individuals or organizations that utilize other early warning tools or applications
also qualify for this award.
This award program draws attention to the life-saving work of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration Weather Ready All Hazards Program, as well as emerging
tools and applications, that provide real-time warning to individuals and communities
of severe weather or other hazardous conditions.
Nominations for this award shall be made annually by the Weather Field Offices to
the Director of the National Weather Service. Broadcast meteorologists, weather radio manufacturers and weather warning tool and
application developers, emergency managers, and public safety officials may nominate
individuals or organizations to their local Weather Field Offices, but the final list
of award nominees must come from the Weather Field Offices.
(2)Selection of awardees
Annually, the Director of the National Weather Service shall choose winners of this
award whose timely actions, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Weather Radio All Hazards receivers or transmitters or other early warning tools and
applications, saved lives or property, or demonstrated public service in support of
weather or all hazard warnings.
The Director of the National Weather Service shall establish a means of making these
awards to provide maximum public awareness of the importance of National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio, and such other warning tools and applications
as are represented in the awards.
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