[18 Test Answers] FEMA IS-1021: Bridge Damage Considerations

Here are the FEMA test answers to IS-1021: Bridge Damage Considerations.

Overview: The FEMA IS-1021 course was published on 2/28/2019 to provide an overview of bridge considerations regarding project eligibility.

By the end of this course, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Applicants and Recipients will be able to describe all bridge considerations for the Public Assistance Program and project eligibility.

FEMA IS-1021 test answers

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1. Which of the following is true about Codes and Standards for Permanent Work? 
A. If FEMA determines a facility is not eligible for replacement based on Codes and Standards, upgrades applicable to repairs are also not eligible
B. Codes and Standards must apply to the type of restoration required✅
C. Triggers for Codes and Standards do not need to differentiate between repair and new construction
D. Codes and Standards for new construction are often the same as Codes and Standards for repair work

2. Which of the following is the most common higher-level analysis for Emergency Work? 
A. Categorical Exclusion✅
B. Environmental Assessment
C. Environmental Impact Statement
D. Statutory Exclusion

3. Proceeding with Permanent Work before FEMA completes Environmental and Historic Preservation reviews_______ Public Assistance funding. 
A. halts
B. jeopardizes✅
C. modifies
D. escalates

4. Maintenance and protection efforts for bridges should be done every _________ or as needed. 
A. Three years✅
B. Two years
C. Four years
D. Year

5. Which of the following should be kept to sufficiently document regular intervals of maintenance activity? 
A. Sketches
B. Activity Logs✅
C. Invoices
D. Applicant Logs

6. Which of the following statements about bridge eligibility requirements and documentation of pre-disaster condition is true? 
A. A bridge report must be filled out to document pre-disaster conditions if the bridge is less than 20 feet.
B. The most recent pre-disaster underwater inspection for the bridge is needed only if it affects the pre-disaster integrity of the bridge.
C. Structural inventory and appraisals for the bridge should include comments and the most recent photograph of the bridge.✅
D. A Scour Plan of Action is required for the bridge.

7. Which of the following best represents the numerator and denominator for the 50% Rule comparison? 
A. Replacement cost/Original value of the facility
B. Replacement cost/Repair cost
C. Repair cost/Replacement cost✅
D. Original value of the facility/Repair cost

8. All of the following are part of FEMA’s criteria standards that all codes and standards must meet, except: 
A. Implemented by the Applicant after the declaration date✅
B. Applies to the type of restoration required
C. Applies uniformly
D. Is appropriate to the pre-disaster use of the facility

9. All of the following are true of bridge mitigation measures for Permanent Work, except: 
A. Hydrologic and hydraulic studies are necessary if the bridge is being replaced with a larger bridge
B. Work to repair scour or erosion damage to a channel or stream bank is eligible if the repair is necessary to restore the structural integrity
C. Installing cables to restrain a bridge from being knocked off piers or abutments during floods or earthquakes is not considered to be cost-effective✅
D. Installing girders and deck uplift tie-downs to prevent displacement from the substructure is considered cost-effective if the measure does not exceed 100% of the eligible repair cost

10. Which of the following is based on a comparison of the total eligible cost for the mitigation measure to the total value of expected benefits? 
A. Benefit-Cost Analysis✅
B. Risk Analysis
C. The 50% Rule
D. Preparedness Analysis

11. A ferry charges $10 a person as the normal fee for the service. After an incident, the State waived the normal ferry service fee to encourage alternate transportation. If the ferry lost the equivalent of $1,000 in revenue, how much Public Assistance funding would FEMA provide the ferry? 
A. $500✅
B. $10
C. “$1
D. $0
 E. 000 “

12. The Applicant is required to identify and report all its disaster-related damage, Emergency Work activities, and debris quantities to FEMA within how many days of the Recovery Scoping Meeting? 
A. 90 Days
B. 60 Days✅
C. 120 Days
D. 30 Days

13. According to the Federal Highway Administration, how often should a bridge report be filled out to document pre-disaster condition? 
A. Every two years✅
B. Every year
C. Every four years
D. Every six months

14. A facility is serving an alternate function at the time of the incident, but was not altered to provide that function. FEMA provides PA funding to restore the facility to which of the following? 
A. Either the original or alternate pre-disaster function, whichever is cheaper.✅
B. The pre-disaster alternate function.
C. Either the original or alternate pre-disaster function, whichever the owner of the facility decides.
D. The original pre-disaster function.

15. FEMA determines the eligibility of code-required upgrades based on the facility’s _______ or actual use at the time of the disaster. 
A. Pre-disaster condition
B. Post-disaster condition
C. Pre-disaster design✅
D. Post-disaster alternative function

16. Work performed under an exigent circumstance that restores the pre-disaster design and function of the facility in accordance with Codes and Standards is: 
A. Permanent Work✅
B. Emergency Work
C. Emergency Protective Measures
D. Temporary Emergency Repair

17. All of the following are true about changes to the pre-disaster design or construction method of a bridge, except: 
A. The changes must not impact the capacity of the facility
B. The Applicant must show that the changes are consistent with the Applicant’s general construction practices
C. The Applicant must show that the changes are reasonable based on the type and extent of restoration
D. The changes can impact the function of the facility✅

18. FEMA conducts _______ with the Applicant to validate, quantify, and document the cause, location, and details of the reported damage and debris impacts. 
A. Financial Counseling
B. Crisis Counseling
C. Preliminary Damage Assessments✅
D. Site Inspections