The Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS) has now submitted its bylaws as a public interest nonprofit corporation for earthquake safety with the Secretary of State in Sacramento, California. Through an agreement with Professor Jack Moehle, the Director of PEER, COSMOS has obtained an office and staff at PEER's administrative headquarters at the Richmond Field Station, University of California at Berkeley.

The present officers are Honorary President George W. Housner, President Bruce A. Bolt, Secretary William U. Savage, Treasurer Chris D. Poland, and Interim Executive Director J. Carl Stepp. In accord with its charter, the core charter members...

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