[52 Test Answers] FEMA IS-1019: Codes and Standards

Here are the FEMA test answers to IS-1019: Codes and Standards. Considerations, policy, and applicability within the Public Assistance process.

Overview: The FEMA IS-1019 course was published on 2/28/2019 to provide an overview regarding the application of Applicant-adopted and uniformly practiced codes and standards and how they are considered through Public Assistance Program grants. Americans with Disabilities Act considerations in disaster recovery is also addressed.

By the end of the IS-1019 course, State, Local, Indian Tribal, and Territorial Applicants and Recipients will be able to understand how codes and standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to disaster recovery within the Public Assistance Grant Program.

FEMA IS-1019 test answers

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1. Codes and standards must be reasonable. To determine reasonableness, FEMA does all of the following, except: 
A. Considers whether the upgrade and the trigger are technically defensible from an engineering perspective
B. Examines the general reasonableness of the code or standard and the trigger for application of the code or standard
C. Determines whether the cost of the upgrade is reasonable
D. Assesses post-disaster damage and original building blueprints, and modifies the codes and standards

2. Once project eligibility has been analyzed, the next step in the Public Assistance grant Applicant process is: 
A. Scoping and costing
B. Mitigating and costing
C. Mitigating and documenting
D. Scoping and mitigating

3. A written certification by a registered design professional that the natural hazard-resistant design elements conform with the International Building Code, the International Existing Building Code, and the International Residential Code requirements is an example of: 
A. Proof of occupancy
B. Proof of completion
C. Proof of construction
D. Proof of compliance

4. FEMA provides Public Assistance funding for costs related to _______ accessibility requirements. 
A. Federal Americans with Disabilities Act
B. Federal United Disabilities Law
C. Federal Americans in Need Law
D. Federal Americans with Ailments Act

5. If a code or standard that applies to new construction or the rehabilitation of an entire road requires the construction of paved shoulders, drainage swales, and berms, the construction of these improvements is ________ for a project involving repairs to discrete damaged portions of the road shoulders. 
A. Partially eligible
B. Eligible
C. Potentially eligible
D. Not eligible

6. Construction floodwalls around damaged facilities, and slope stabilization to protect facilities are examples of: 
A. Section 405 mitigation measures
B. Section 402 mitigation measures
C. Section 410 mitigation measures
D. Section 406 mitigation measures

7. The _______ requires that any public, residential, or workplace facility be accessible to and usable by 251 disabled persons. 
A. Local Law Enforcement Block Grant
B. Americans with Disabilities Act
C. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
D. Child and Adult Care Food Program

8. Work required for compliance with the floodplain ordinance is eligible provided the ordinance meets the eligibility criteria for codes and standards and the Substantial Improvements are: 
A. Hazard mitigation measures
B. Disaster-related repairs
C. Designed to floodproof
D. New construction

9. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that any public, residential, or workplace facility be _______ to and ______ by 251 disabled persons. 
A. Approachable; drivable
B. Available; walkable
C. Convenient; usable
D. Accessible; usable

10. Fill in the blank. To implement FEMA’s minimum standard policy, Applicants must first identify current___________ by contacting the local Building Code Inspector and Floodplain Manager and determine if they exceed those of the most recently published edition of the International Code Council’s codes. 
A. Federal codes and standards
B. Local codes and standards
C. Universal codes and standards
D. State codes and standards

11. When disaster-related and Americans with Disabilities Act-relevant repairs are made to a primary function area of a facility, FEMA provides Public Assistance funding to make the path of travel to the primary function area _____ to the maximum extent feasible, including facilities that serve the primary function area. 
A. Feasible
B. Walkable
C. Accessible
D. Convenient

12. Most State historic building codes and standards encourage code officials to allow less intrusive alternatives to requirements of the prevailing codes or standards but do not require that any particular work be performed. As a result, the codes and standards usually: 
A. Condemn the building
B. Succeed in meeting the eligibility criteria
C. Require more inspections of the building
D. Fail to meet the eligibility criteria

13. The ADA applies to employment, communications, transportation, public accommodations, telecommunications, and state and local government services. This is an example of how it applies to: 
A. Public health and wellness
B. Public assistance
C. Federal aid
D. Disability services

14. The determination of whether a code or standard is triggered may be made by all of the following, except: 
A. The recipient’s or applicant’s registered design professional
B. A building official or inspector
C. Other appropriate and qualified individual
D. A building landlord

15. FEMA generally requires that the Applicant incorporate the ________ codes and standards in the design of eligible repair, replacement, or construction of the building, even if they exceed local codes or standards or in instances where communities have not adopted a building code or standard. 
A. Maximum
B. Minimum
C. Average
D. Median

16. Upon completion of each project, Applicants must provide proof of compliance with applicable codes and standards. Acceptable forms of proof include all of the following, except: 
A. A valid certificate of occupancy from the local building department
B. A detailed letter from the former inhabitant of the facility
C. Letters of compliance
D. Elevation certificates

17. All of the following are examples of 406 mitigation, except: 
A. Installing new drainage facilities along a damaged road
B. Use of non-resistant materials for power poles
C. Providing slope stabilization to protect facilities
D. Construction of floodwalls around damaged facilities

18. The following is true regarding 406 mitigation funding: 
A. It provides discretionary authority to fund mitigation measures in conjunction with the repair of the disaster-damaged facilities, so is limited to declared counties and eligible damaged facilities.
B. It is not part of hazard mitigation measures, and will not assist with slope stabilization.
C. It does not support the construction of floodwalls around damaged facilities.
D. It does not prevent future similar damage to the facility.

19. An Applicant determining if the structure is located in a hazard-prone area for wind, seismic activity, tornado, or flood applies to: 
A. FEMA’s minimum standard policy
B. FEMA’s maximum standard policy
C. FEMA’s disaster policy
D. FEMA’s Public Assistance policy

20. Generally, the International Building Code, the International Existing Building Code, and the International Residential Code apply when a building is: 
A. Not eligible for replacement
B. Structurally intact
C. Substantially damaged
D. Minimally damaged

21. Scoping and costing ________ work-to-be-completed on projects for final processing. 
A. Itemizes
B. Documents
C. Validates
D. Mitigates

22. Select the appropriate use of the term “code” for this course. 
A. He was hired to write programming code.
B. Each employee is given a code number.
C. Every item in inventory has a product code.
D. Everyone in the organization has to follow its application of codes and standards.

23. If the cost to repair a facility in accordance with the floodplain ordinance is greater than the cost to replace the facility in accordance with the ordinance, what will the eligible cost be capped at? 
A. The replacement cost
B. The ordinance cost
C. The construction cost
D. The reasonable cost

24. All of the following are Americans with Disabilities Act-relevant repairs, except: 
A. Controls
B. Walls
C. Partitions
D. Flooring

25. When a facility is eligible for replacement, FEMA provides Public Assistance funding for compliance with reasonable accessibility requirements triggered by ________ in newly constructed facilities. 
A. The After-Action Report
B. The National Incident Management System
C. The Alert and Notification System
D. The Americans with Disabilities Act

26. If an applicable code or standard requires repair to a historic facility in a certain manner, costs associated with work to comply with that code or standard are eligible for PA funding, even if repair costs ________ replacement costs. 
A. Equal
B. Are less than
C. Exceed
D. Duplicate

27. One of the eligibility requirements for codes and standards is that it: 
A. Applies to all types of restoration with different requirements
B. Applies uniformly
C. Was not enforced during the time it was in effect
D. Does not apply to the type of restoration required

28. If the Applicant fails to provide proof of compliance with applicable codes and standards, which of the following is a potential consequence? 
A. Denial or de-obligation of Public Assistance funding for the facility
B. A black mark in the Public Assistance registry
C. A warning letter from the FEMA Public Assistance office
D. A FEMA inspection of the facility at the Applicant’s cost

29. Fill in the blank. _____ will provide a registered design professional or other qualified individuals at the Applicant’s request to help determine if the hazard resistance design provisions of the most recent International Code Council codes and standards are triggered. 
A. The emergency management institute
B. The emergency disaster relief team
C. The national fire association
D. FEMA

30. If a damaged facility is eligible for permanent repairs, it may also be eligible for additional funding under this section of the Stafford Act, for cost-effective measures that will prevent future similar damage to your facility. 
A. Section 405
B. Section 402
C. Section 410
D. Section 406

31. Fill in the blank. _______ are the rules that must be followed when restoring or replacing buildings. 
A. Laws
B. Standards
C. Legislation
D. Codes

32. If the structure houses critical actions and is in the 500-year floodplain, the Applicant must elevate the lowest floor to or above the ________ flood level. 
A. 300-year
B. 200-year
C. 500-year
D. 100-year

33. Who can determine whether a code and standard are triggered? 
A. The Applicant
B. A building occupant
C. Any government representative
D. A building official or inspector

34. Which of the following statements is true? 
A. Codes are the rules that must be followed when restoring or replacing buildings.
B. Codes outline the detailed approach for meeting rules and regulations.
C. Codes are considered guidelines and are not mandatory.
D. Standards are the rules that must be followed when restoring or replacing buildings.

35. A valid certificate of occupancy from the local building department that supports that the project was constructed or repaired as designed is an example of: 
A. Proof of occupancy
B. Proof of completion
C. Proof of construction
D. Proof of compliance

36. Upgrades required by Federal, State, Territorial, Tribal, or local repair or replacement codes or standards are eligible for Public Assistance funding for all of the following, except: 
A. Is appropriate to the post-disaster use of the facility
B. Is appropriate to the pre-disaster use of the facility
C. Was enforced during the time it was in effect
D. Applies to the type of restoration required

37. Fill in the blank. _______ outline the detailed approach for meeting those codes. 
A. Decrees
B. Laws
C. Codes
D. Standards

38. For any structure that is built, replaced, or Substantially Improved in a Special Flood Hazard Area, the Applicant must do what? 
A. Construct flood walls around all damaged parts of the structure
B. Install new drainage facilities around the perimeter of the structure
C. Provide slope stabilization to protect nearby facilities
D. Elevate or floodproof the lowest floor to or above the 100-year base flood elevation

39. After a disaster, if a damaged building front consisted of a wooden porch and steps, but no accessibility ramp, codes and standards would require that the rebuild include _____. 
A. New wooden steps
B. Handicap accessible ramp
C. New wooden porch
D. Vinyl planking

40. Section 106 of the __________ requires FEMA to consider the effects a project will have on historic properties. Regulation requires that when a facility is eligible for replacement, FEMA limits eligible costs to the less expensive repairs or replacement. 
A. National disaster recovery center
B. National historic preservation act
C. National facility administration association
D. National contingency plan

41. To implement __________, Applicants must first identify current local codes and standards by contacting the local Building Code Inspector and Floodplain Manager and determine if they exceed those of the most recent International Code Council. 
A. FEMA’s minimum standard policy
B. FEMA’s maximum standard policy
C. FEMA’s median standard policy
D. FEMA’s Public Assistance policy

42. This could be described as regularized or accepted. 
A. Decree
B. Law
C. Code
D. Standard

43. This is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. 
A. Americans with Disabilities Act
B. Americans with Injuries Law
C. Disability Act of 1993
D. Americans with Ailments Act

44. The minimum design standard includes _____ resistant provisions. 
A. Unnatural hazard
B. Manmade hazard
C. Disaster
D. Natural hazard

45. The _______ standard includes natural hazard-resistant provisions; such as tornado, wind, seismic, and flood; as identified in the International Building Code, the International Existing Building Code, and the International Residential Code; regardless of the type of incident that caused the damage. 
A. Median design
B. Maximum design
C. Average design
D. Minimum design

46. Being reasonable, in writing, formally adopted by the State, Territorial, Tribal, or local government, and implemented by the Applicant on or before the declaration date, OR is a legal Federal requirement is part of the _______ for Public Assistance funding codes and standards. 
A. Initial process
B. Required documents
C. Eligibility requirements
D. Project formulation

47. If FEMA determines a facility is not eligible for replacement, only code-required upgrades applicable to repairs are ___. 
A. Under review
B. Eligible
C. Documented
D. Ineligible

48. This is a system of principles or rules. 
A. Transgression
B. Statement
C. Code
D. Common-law

49. Read the scenario and fill in the blank: The original design of a facility was a warehouse; however, the Applicant was using the facility as a classroom before the incident. Restoring the facility as a classroom in conformance with classroom codes or standards would _____ if it would be more costly than restoring the facility as a warehouse in accordance with code or standards applicable to a warehouse. 
A. Be partially eligible
B. Be eligible
C. Be potentially eligible
D. Not be eligible

50. Codes and standards shape the __________of Applicant projects. 
A. Scoping and mitigating
B. Mitigating and costing
C. Mitigating and documenting
D. Scoping and costing

51. Due to their historic significance, the roads in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania must remain and, in the event of damage, be repaired to, two lanes rather than the four-lane roads surrounding the borough. This is an example of: 
A. Historic preservation
B. Historic mitigation
C. Historic regulation
D. Historic efficiency

52. Applying to the type of restoration required is one of the eligibility requirements for Public Assistance funding ________. 
A. Appeals process
B. Scoping and costing
C. Codes and standards
D. Hazard mitigation