IS 1019 Codes and Standards Study Guide

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Study guide to IS 1019 Codes and Standards. FEMA provides Public Assistance funding to restore facilities on the basis of pre-disaster design and function, which may include conformity with current applicable codes, specifications, and standards. FEMA also provides Public Assistance funding for costs related to Federal Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility requirements when restoring facilities. Contains course notes and correct FEMA IS 1019 answers. For a basic foundation on public assistance, check out our FEMA IS 1000 Test Answers Guide.

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Course Overview

The course provides 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 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. This includes what documentation Applicants will need to show in supporting a codes and standards and/or American Disabilities Act repair claim for damaged elements.

Course Objectives:

  • Define codes and standards considerations, policy, and applicability within the Public Assistance process.
  • Explain the Americans with Disabilities Act, define policy, and identify the law’s application within the Public Assistance Program.
  • Identify required documentation for compliance with codes and standards policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Provide crosswalk regarding guidance and applicability for codes and standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act with regards to environmental and historic preservation, Section 406
  • hazard mitigation, and flood insurance grant compliance requirements.

From IS-1019: Codes and Standards Official Course


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. Eligibility requirements
C. Required documents
D. Project formulation

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. Other appropriate and qualified individual
C. A building official or inspector
D. A building landlord

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

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. Substantially damaged
C. Structurally intact
D. Minimally damaged

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. Provide slope stabilization to protect nearby facilities
C. Install new drainage facilities around the perimeter of the structure
D. Elevate or floodproof the lowest floor to or above the 100-year base flood elevation

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 disaster policy
C. FEMA’s maximum standard policy
D. FEMA’s Public Assistance policy

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. Was enforced during the time it was in effect
C. Is appropriate to the pre-disaster use of the facility
D. Applies to the type of restoration required

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

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

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