[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2012)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 26647-26648]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11013]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2012 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8807 of May 1, 2012

National Building Safety Month, 2012

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In neighborhoods and workplaces across America, 
                professionals throughout government and industry work 
                to implement building safety solutions that strengthen 
                resilience and meet community needs. By designing and 
                implementing state-of-the-art building safety, energy 
                efficiency, and fire prevention codes and standards, 
                they help save lives and prevent disruption in the wake 
                of disaster. Resilient infrastructure is essential to 
                an America built to last, and during National Building 
                Safety Month, we recommit to strengthening our Nation's 
                ability to withstand the threats and hazards we face.

                My Administration is committed to advancing that 
                mission. With leadership from the Federal Emergency 
                Management Agency, we continue to develop robust 
                public-private partnerships that help communities 
                prepare for, withstand, and recover from disasters. We 
                are drawing upon cutting edge science and technology to 
                establish stronger codes and standards for disaster 
                resilience. And moving forward, we must promote 
                research and development that will drive innovation in 
                construction and retrofitting techniques. I encourage 
                all Americans to visit www.Ready.gov to learn more 
                about preparedness and find out how to get involved.

                Whether protecting our communities from fires, floods, 
                earthquakes, severe storms, or other disasters, 
                building safety professionals play a critical role in 
                making America safe, strong, and sustainable. This 
                month, we celebrate their work, and we rededicate 
                ourselves to ensuring our Nation remains ready and 

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 2012 as National 
                Building Safety Month. I encourage citizens, government 
                agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, 
                and other interested groups to join in activities that 
                will increase awareness of building safety, and I 
                further urge Americans to learn more about how they can 
                contribute to building safety at home and in their 

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of 
                America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2012-11013
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