Emergency Planning Committees Regulations

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Emergency Planning Committees Regulations
made under Section 25 of the

Emergency Management Act

S.N.S. 1990, c. 8

May 24, 1966, N.S. Reg. 15/66

The Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Provincial Secretary and Minister inCharge of Emergency Measures Organization (NS) dated the 19th day of May, A.D. 1966 andpursuant to Chapter 2 of the Acts of 1958, the EMO (N.S.) Act, is pleased to order:

 

1     That the following Members of the Executive Council will constitute an ExecutiveCouncil Committee on Emergency Planning, the second named to be Chairman thereof:

 

The Premier

 

The Minister to whom is assigned the administration of the said Act,hereinafter referred to as the “Minister”*

 

The Attorney General

 

The Minister of Public Health

 

The Minister of Public Welfare

 

The Minister of Finance and Economics

 

The Minister of Highways.

 

2     That the following persons will constitute a Continuity of Government PlanningCommittee, the first named to be Chairman thereof:

 

The Administrative Assistant to the Premier

 

The Deputy Attorney General

 

The Deputy Minister of Public Health

 

The Deputy Minister of Public Welfare

 

and will plan for the for the continuity of Executive Government in the event of war,invasion, insurrection, real or apprehended, and to that end will plan for

 

                (a)    relocation of the said Government;

 

                (b)    the presence of designated members of the Executive Council at the relocatedseat of Government;

 

                (c)    the division of the Province into zones and establishment of zone headquarters;

 

                (d)    the presence of designated members of the Executive Council or members ofthe House of Assembly at each zone headquarters and the conferring on themof certain powers

 

and report thereon to the Minister.

 

3     The Ministers and Deputy Heads of the several departments of Government and eachcommission, board or agency of the Government of the Province of Nova Scotia will planfor the continuity of administration of matters under their respective jurisdictions underemergency conditions arising from war, invasion or insurrection, real or apprehended,including

 

                (a)    plans for relocated headquarters for each department, commission, board oragency;

 

                (b)    designation of members of each department, commission, board or agency torelocate at relocation headquarters and zone headquarters

 

and that each department, commission, board or agency will appoint a DepartmentalEmergency Planning Officer.

 

4     That the following persons will constitute a Continuity of Departments PlanningCommittee -

 

Director of Emergency Measures Organization (Nova Scotia)*

 

The Deputy Director of Emergency Measures Organization (Nova Scotia)*

 

The Departmental Emergency Planning Officers referred to in paragraph 3

 

the first named to be Chairman and the second named to be Vice-Chairman of the saidCommittee and report to the Minister from time to time on the state of departmentalplanning.

[Note: Amendments to the Act and to the Public Service Act made by S.N.S. 2005, c. 48, effective December20, 2005, established the Emergency Management Office and provided that it be headed by a CEO.Subsequently, the Emergency Management Office was abolished and responsibility for emergencymanagement transferred to the Department of Justice and the Minister of Justice by Order in Council2011-147 under the Public Service Act, effective April 19, 2011.]

[Note: The Office of the Registrar of Regulations has not updated any of the references to departments andagencies in these regulations.]