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FEMA IS 215: Unified Federal Review Advisor Training: An Overview of the UFR Process Answers

1. Which of the following does not help to expedite EHP review for disaster recovery projects?
 A. Sharing data among agencies
 B. Formalizing issue elevation and resolution processes and procedures
 C. Training staff involved in disaster recovery on EHP review best practices
 D. Using proprietary data

2. The ESA Matrix can be used to quickly assess species impacts.

3. The FEMA Prototype Programmatic Agreement for Section 106 of the NHPA allows agencies to expedite consultation for activities with limited potential to affect historic properties.

4. Which of the following formalizes UFR roles and responsibilities among 11 departments and agencies?
 B. Applicant Guide
 C. UFR Webpage
 D. Disaster-Specific MOU

5. The UFR Memorandum of Understanding establishes:
 A. Roles of federal agencies to the UFR Process
 B. Responsibilities of federal agencies to the UFR Process
 C. Commitments of federal agencies to the UFR Process
 D. All of the above

6. All of the following tools and mechanisms may be developed and used prior to a disaster occuring except:
 A. Data Sharing Agreement
 C. Prototype Programmatic Agreement
 D. Disaster-Specific MOU

7. The UFR Process changes EHP requirements.

8. Which of the following is a benefit of the UFR Process?
 A. Expedites EHP reviews
 B. Improves consistency among federal agency EHP reviews
 C. Encourages agencies to share data and project information
 D. All of the above

9. The UFR Advisor is a field position whose main responsibility is interagency coordination across federal agencies.

10. Which is not a true statement about the NDRF:
 A. The NDRF provides recovery support to disaster-impacted tribes, states, and local jurisdictions
 B. Six Recovery Support Functions (RSFs) support the NDRF and can be activated, as needed
 C. The NDRF establishes roles and responsibilities of recovery coordinators and other stakeholders
 D. The UFR Process does not integrate with the NRDF and must be implemented separately

11. The Tools and Mechanisms are not implemented during multiple phases of disaster recovery.

12. The FEMA EHP Advisor implements the Tools and Mechanisms if the UFR Advisor is not activated.

13. Which is a responsibility of the UFR Advisor:
 A. Coordinate with disaster recovery leadership on disaster-specific needs
 B. Complete EHP reviews and approve projects
 C. Draft agency policies for disaster management
 D. Decide whether a disaster will benefit from the UFR Process

14. The UFR Advisor will engage with:
 A. National UFR Coordinator
 C. EHP Advisor
 D. All of the above

15. Which of the following describes the UFR Process, the Tools and Mechanisms, and common EHP requirements that apply to disaster recovery projects?
 A. Agency POC List
 B. Disaster-Specific MOU
 C. Applicant Guide
 D. Data Sharing Agreement

16. The National UFR Coordinator provides guidance on implementing the UFR Process to the UFR Advisor.

17. The UFR Process will:
 A. Expedite disaster recovery projects
 B. Enhance consistency in EHP review processes across federal agencies
 C. Assist federal and state agencies in better leveraging their resources and tools
 D. All of the above

18. The UFR Memorandum of Understanding does not include:
 A. Definitions for terms used in conjunction with the UFR Process to provide a common understanding
 B. Changes to EHP requirements
 C. Authorities of the agencies involved to enter into the UFR Process
 D. Issue elevation procedures

19. The UFR Advisor does not:
 A. Serve as the interagency coordinator for EHP compliance for disaster recovery projects
 B. Identify opportunities for EHP efficiencies
 C. Complete EHP reviews
 D. Update and seek guidance from the FEMA Regional Environmental Officer (REO)

20. The Disaster-Specific MOU does not address which of the following?
 A. Consultation timelines
 B. Changing EHP requirements
 C. Agency roles and responsibilities
 D. Meeting coordination

21. The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA) of 2013 is the primary source of the UFR Process statutory authority.

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