Civil Contingencies Act 2007

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CIVIL CONTINGENCIES ACT 2007


Principal Act

Act. No. 2007-14 Commencement 26.4.2007
Assent 20.4.2007




Amending
enactments
Relevant current
provisions
Commencement
date

LN. 2011/064 ss. 21-30 & Sch. 1 & 2 12.5.2011
2013/012 s. 31 31.1.2013


English sources:
None cited

EU Legislation/International Agreements involved:
Directive 2008/114/EC
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS


PART 1
General

Section

1. Title and commencement.
2. Interpretation.

PART 2
Pre-emptive measures

3. Pre-emptive measures.
4. General measures.
5. Urgency.
6. Monitoring.
7. Enforcement.
8. Provision of information.
9. Amendment of Schedule.

PART 3
Emergency

10. Meaning of “emergency”.
11. Power to make emergency regulations.
12. Conditions for making emergency regulations.
13. Scope of emergency regulations.
14. Limitations of emergency regulations.
15. Duration.
16. Urgency.


PART 4
Civil Contingencies Committee

17. Establishment of Civil Contingencies Committee.
18. Role and functions of Civil Contingencies Committee.
19. Civil Contingencies Coordinator.
20. Regulations.

PART 5
European Critical Infrastructures

21. Interpretation.
22. Identification of ECIs.
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23. Procedure for the identification of critical infrastructures which may
be designated as an ECI.
24. Designation of ECIs.
25. Operator security plans.
26. ECI OSP Procedure.
27. Security Liaison Officers.
28. Reporting.
29. Sensitive European critical infrastructure protection-related
information.
30. European critical infrastructure protection contact points.

PART 6

31. Regulations.


SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 2
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AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE EXERCISE OF CERTAIN
POWERS IN THE EVENT OF, IN THE CONTEXT OF, AND IN
RELATION TO, CIVIL CONTINGENCIES.



PART 1
General

Title and commencement.

1. This Act may be cited as the Civil Contingencies Act 2007 and comes
into operation on the day of publication.

Interpretation.

2. In this Act

“emergency” has the meaning given by section 10;

“function” means any power or duty whether conferred by virtue of an
enactment or otherwise;

“Minister” means the Minister for Civil Contingencies, acting with the
consent of the Chief Minister;

“public functions” means

(a) functions conferred or imposed by or by virtue of an enactment,

(b) functions of Ministers (or their departments),

(c) functions of public officers;

“serious delay” means a delay that might

(a) cause serious damage; or

(b) obstruct the prevention, control or mitigation of serious
damage.

PART 2
Pre-emptive measures

Pre-emptive measures.

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3.(1) Where the Government believes that an event or situation threatens
damage to human welfare in Gibraltar it may make regulations to prevent,
mitigate or control the effects of that event or situation.

(2) An event or situation threatens damage to human welfare only if, on a
scale which is greater than the normal risk or incidence thereof, it involves,
causes or may cause

(a) loss of human life;

(b) human illness or injury;

(c) homelessness;

(d) damage to property;

(e) disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel;

(f) disruption of a system of communication;

(g) disruption of facilities for transport; or

(h) disruption of services relating to health.

(3) The event or situation mentioned in subsection (1) may occur or be
inside or outside Gibraltar.

(4) Regulations made under subsection (1) may impose penalties of a
maximum of 5 years imprisonment and fines not exceeding £20,000, and
subject to the provisions of the Constitution may provide for the confiscation
of goods.

General measures.

4.(1) The Minister may by order require a person or body listed in the
Schedule to perform a function of that person or body for the purpose of

(a) preventing the occurrence of an emergency;

(b) reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of an emergency;
or

(c) taking other action in connection with an emergency.

(2) A person or body shall comply with an order under this section.

(3) An order under subsection (1) may
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(a) require a person or body to consult a specified person or body
or class of person or body;

(b) permit, require or prohibit collaboration, to such extent and in
such manner as may be specified;

(c) permit, require or prohibit delegation, to such extent and in
such manner as may be specified;

(d) permit or require a person or body listed in the Schedule to co-
operate, to such extent and in such manner as may be specified,
with another person or body listed in the Schedule in
connection with a duty under the order;

(e) permit or require a person or body listed in the Schedule to
provide information in connection with a duty under the order,
whether on request or in other specific circumstances to a
person or body listed in the Schedule;

(f) confer a function on a Minister or on any other specified person
or body (and a function conferred may, in particular, be a power
or duty to exercise a discretion);

(g) make provision which applies generally or only to a specified
person or body or only in specified circumstances;

(h) make different provision for different persons or bodies or for
different circumstances.

Urgency.

5.(1) This section applies where

(a) there is an urgent need to make provision of a kind that could
be made by an order under section 4(1); but

(b) there is insufficient time for the order to be made.

(2) The Chief Minister may by direction make provision of a kind that
could be made by an order under section 4(1).

(3) A direction under subsection (2) shall be in writing.

(4) Where the Chief Minister gives a direction under subsection (2)

(a) he may revoke or vary the direction by further direction,
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(b) he shall revoke the direction as soon as is reasonably practicable
(and he may, if or in so far as he thinks it desirable, re-enact the
substance of the direction by way of an order under section
4(1)), and

(c) the direction shall cease to have effect at the end of the period
of 21 days beginning with the day on which it is given (but
without prejudice to the power to give a new direction).

(5) A provision of a direction under subsection (2) shall be treated for all
purposes as if it were a provision of an order under section 4(1).

Monitoring by Government.

6.(1) A Minister may require a person or body listed in the Schedule

(a) to provide information about action taken by the person or
body for the purpose of complying with a duty under this Part,
or

(b) to explain why the person or body has not taken action for the
purpose of complying with a duty under this Part.

(2) A requirement under subsection (1) may specify

(a) a period within which the information or explanation is to be
provided;

(b) the form in which the information or explanation is to be
provided.

(3) A person or body shall comply with a requirement under subsection
(1).

Enforcement.

7.(1) Any of the following may bring proceedings in the Supreme Court in
respect of a failure by a person or body listed in the Schedule to comply with
section 4(2) or 6(3)

(a) the Minister;

(b) a person or body listed in the Schedule.

(2) In proceedings under subsection (1) the Supreme Court may grant any
relief, or make any order, that it thinks appropriate.
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Provision of information.

8. Regulations or an order under this Part may, if addressing the provision
or disclosure of information, make provision about

(a) timing;

(b) the form in which information is provided;

(c) the use to which information may be put;

(d) storage of information;

(e) disposal of information.

Amendment of Schedule.

9.(1) The Chief Minister may by order amend the Schedule.

(2) An order under subsection (1)

(a) may add, remove or move an entry either generally or only in
relation to specified functions of a person or body, and

(b) may make incidental, transitional or consequential provision
(which may include provision amending this or another
enactment).

PART 3
Emergency

Meaning of “emergency”.

10.(1) In this Act “emergency” means

(a) an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human
welfare in Gibraltar; or

(b) an event or situation which threatens serious damage to the
environment of Gibraltar.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) an event or situation threatens
damage to human welfare only if, on a scale which is greater that the normal
risk or incidence thereof, it involves, causes or may cause

(a) loss of human life;
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(b) human illness or injury;

(c) homelessness;

(d) damage to property;

(e) disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel;

(f) disruption of a system of communication;

(g) disruption of facilities for transport; or

(h) disruption of services relating to health.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1)(b) an event or situation threatens
damage to the environment only if it involves, causes or may cause

(a) contamination of land, water or air with biological, chemical or
radio-active matter, or

(b) disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life.

(4) The Chief Minister may by order amend subsection (2) so as to provide
that in so far as an event or situation involves or causes disruption of a
specified supply, system, facility or service

(a) it is to be treated as threatening damage to human welfare, or

(b) it is no longer to be treated as threatening damage to human
welfare.

(5) The event or situation mentioned in subsection (1) may occur or be
inside or outside Gibraltar.

Power to make emergency regulations.

11.(1) The Minister may make emergency regulations if he is satisfied that
the conditions in section 12 are satisfied.

(2) Regulations under this section must be prefaced by a statement by the
person making the regulations

(a) specifying the nature of the emergency in respect of which the
regulations are made, and

(b) declaring that the person making the regulations
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(i) is satisfied that the conditions in section 12 are met;

(ii) is satisfied that the regulations contain only provision
which is appropriate for the purpose of preventing,
controlling or mitigating an aspect or effect of the
emergency in respect of which the regulations are made;

(iii) is satisfied that the effect of the regulations is in due
proportion to that aspect or effect of the emergency.

Conditions for making emergency regulations.

12.(1) This section specifies the conditions mentioned in section 11.

(2) The first condition is that an emergency has occurred, is occurring or is
about to occur.

(3) The second condition is that it is necessary to make provision for the
purpose of preventing, controlling or mitigating an aspect or effect of the
emergency.

(4) The third condition is that the need for provision referred to in
subsection (3) is urgent.

(5) For the purpose of subsection (3) provision which is the same as an
enactment (“the existing legislation”) is necessary if, in particular

(a) the existing legislation cannot be relied upon without the risk of
serious delay;

(b) it is not possible without the risk of serious delay to ascertain
whether the existing legislation can be relied upon; or

(c) the existing legislation might be insufficiently effective.

(6) For the purpose of subsection (3) provision which could be made under
an enactment other than section 11 ("the existing legislation") is necessary if,
in particular

(a) the provision cannot be made under the existing legislation
without the risk of serious delay,

(b) it is not possible without the risk of serious delay to ascertain
whether the provision can be made under the existing
legislation, or

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(c) the provision might be insufficiently effective if made under the
existing legislation.

Scope of emergency regulations.

13.(1) Emergency regulations may make any provision which the person
making the regulations is satisfied is appropriate for the purpose of
preventing, controlling or mitigating an aspect or effect of the emergency in
respect of which the regulations are made.

(2) In particular, emergency regulations may make any provision which the
person making the regulations is satisfied is appropriate for the purpose of

(a) protecting human life, health or safety,

(b) treating human illness or injury,

(c) protecting or restoring property,

(d) protecting or restoring a supply of money, food, water, energy
or fuel,

(e) protecting or restoring a system of communication,

(f) protecting or restoring facilities for transport,

(g) protecting or restoring the provision of services relating to
health,

(h) protecting or restoring the activities of banks or other financial
institutions,

(i) preventing, containing or reducing the contamination of land,
water or air,

(j) preventing, reducing or mitigating the effects of disruption or
destruction of plant life or animal life,

(k) protecting or restoring the performance of public functions.

(3) Emergency regulations may make provision

(a) to confer a function on a Minister or on any other specified
person (and a function conferred may, in particular, be

(i) a power, or duty, to exercise a discretion;

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(ii) a power to give directions or orders (whether written or
oral));

(b) provide for, subject to the Constitution, or enable the
requisition or confiscation of property;

(c) provide for, subject to the Constitution, or enable the
destruction of property, animal life or plant life;

(d) prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, movement to or from a
specified place;

(e) require, or enable the requirement of, movement to or from a
specified place;

(f) prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, assemblies of specified
kinds, at specified places or at specified times;

(g) prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, travel at specified times;

(h) prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, other specified activities;

(i) create an offence of

(i) failing to comply with a provision of the regulations;

(ii) failing to comply with a direction or order given or made
under the regulations;

(iii) obstructing a person in the performance of a function
under or by virtue of the regulations;

(j) disapply or modify an enactment or a provision made under or
by virtue of an enactment;

(k) require a person or body to act in performance of a function
(whether the function is conferred by the regulations or
otherwise and whether or not the regulations also make
provision for remuneration or compensation);

(l) confer jurisdiction on a court or tribunal (which may include a
tribunal established by the regulations);

(m) make provision which applies generally or only in specified
circumstances or for a specified purpose;

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(n) make different provision for different circumstances or
purposes.

(4) In subsection (3) “specified” means specified by, or to be specified in
accordance with, the regulations.

Limitations of emergency regulations.

14.(1) Emergency regulations may make provision only if and in so far as
the person making the regulations is satisfied

(a) that the provision is appropriate for the purpose of preventing,
controlling or mitigating an aspect or effect of the emergency in
respect of which the regulations are made, and

(b) that the effect of the provision is in due proportion to that
aspect or effect of the emergency.

(2) Emergency regulations may not

(a) create an offence other than one of the kind described in section
13(3)(i),

(b) create an offence other than one which is triable only before a
magistrates’ court,

(c) create an offence which is punishable

(i) with imprisonment for a period exceeding three months,
or

(ii) with a fine exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or

(d) alter procedure in relation to criminal proceedings.

(3) Emergency regulations may not amend this Part of this Act.

Duration.

15.(1) Emergency regulations shall lapse

(a) at the end of the period of 30 days beginning with the date on
which they are made, or

(b) at such earlier time as may be specified in the regulations.

(2) Subsection (1)
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(a) shall not prevent the making of new regulations, and

(b) shall not affect anything done by virtue of the regulations before
they lapse.

Urgency.

16.(1) This section applies where

(a) there is an urgent need to make provision of a kind that could
be made by regulations under section 11(1); but

(b) there is insufficient time for the regulations to be made.

(2) The Chief Minister may by direction make provision of a kind that
could be made by regulations under section 11(1).

(3) A direction under subsection (2) shall be in writing.

(4) Where the Chief Minister gives a direction under subsection (2)

(a) he may revoke or vary the direction by further direction,

(b) he shall revoke the direction as soon as is reasonably practicable
(and he may, if or in so far as he thinks it desirable, re-enact the
substance of the direction by way of regulations under section
11(1)), and

(c) the direction shall cease to have effect at the end of the period
of 7 days beginning with the day on which it is given (but
without prejudice to the power to give a new direction).

(5) A provision of a direction under subsection (2) shall be treated for all
purposes as if it were a provision of regulations made under section 11(1).

(6) Sections 12, 13 and 14 shall apply when a direction is made under
subsection (2).

PART 4
Civil Contingencies Committee

Establishment of Civil Contingencies Committee.

17.(1) There shall be established a Civil Contingencies Committee (“the
Committee”).

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(2) The Committee shall comprise such members as the Chief Minister
may, by notice in the Gazette, specify.

(3) The Chairman of the Committee shall be the Chief Minister, and in his
absence the Minister with responsibility for Civil Contingencies and in his
absence any person that the latter may designate.

(4) The Committee shall have the staff and resources that the Government
may from time to time provide.

Role and functions of the Committee.

18. The role and function of the Committee shall be as follows:

(a) to advise the Government on any matter relating to civil
contingencies and emergencies of all kinds, to draw up plans to
pre-empt such contingencies and to deal with their
consequences if they should occur;

(b) to co-ordinate the roles and activities of government
departments, agencies, authorities, companies, and other
authorities and persons in response to a civil contingency;

(c) to organise and conduct exercises for the rehearsal and testing
of civil contingency plans;

(d) such other roles and functions as the Minister may designate in
writing.

Appointment of Civil Contingencies Coordinator.

19.(1) The Government may designate a suitably qualified or experienced
person to be the Civil Contingencies Coordinator and to organise and direct
the work and functions of the Committee.

(2) The Government may appoint such other persons as it thinks necessary
or desirable to assist and support the Civil Contingencies Coordinator.

Regulations.

20.(1) The Minister may make such regulations as he thinks fit in relation to
the carrying out by the Committee, the Coordinator or other staff of its or
their roles and functions, the duties and obligations of others in relation to
the Committee and such other matters as he considers necessary to enable
the Committee to function effectively.


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PART 5
European Critical Infrastructures

Interpretation.

21. In this Part−

“critical infrastructure” means an asset, system or part thereof located in
Gibraltar which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal
functions, health, safety, security, economic or social well-being of
people, and the disruption or destruction of which would have a
significant impact in Gibraltar as a result of the failure to maintain
those functions;

“the Directive” means Council Directive 2008/114/EC of 8 December
2008 on the identification and designation of European critical
infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their
protection, as the same may be amended from time to time;

“European critical infrastructure” or “ECI” means critical infrastructure
located in Gibraltar the disruption or destruction of which would
have a significant impact in at least Gibraltar and a Member State
and the significance of the impact shall be assessed in terms of
cross-cutting criteria which must include effects resulting from
cross-sector dependencies on other types of infrastructure;

“owners or operators of ECIs” means those entities responsible for
investments in, or day-to-day operation of, a particular asset, system
or part thereof designated as an ECI under this Part;

“protection” means all activities aimed at ensuring the functionality,
continuity and integrity of critical infrastructures in order to deter,
mitigate and neutralise a threat, risk or vulnerability;

“risk analysis” means consideration of relevant threat scenarios in order to
assess the vulnerability and the potential impact of disruption or
destruction of critical infrastructure;

“sensitive critical infrastructure protection related information” means
facts about a critical infrastructure, which if disclosed could be used
to plan and act with a view to causing disruption or destruction of
critical infrastructure installations.

Identification of ECIs.

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22.(1) The Government must, in accordance with the procedure referred to
in section 23, identify potential European Critical Infrastructures in Gibraltar
which−

(a) satisfy the cross-cutting and sectoral criteria set out in
this section ; and

(b) meet the criteria in the definitions of the terms “critical
infrastructure” and “European critical infrastructure” in
section 21.

(2) The cross-cutting criteria referred to in subsection (1) shall comprise
the following−

(a) casualties criterion (assessed in terms of the potential number of
fatalities or injuries);

(b) economic effects criterion (assessed in terms of the significance
of economic loss or degradation of products or services,
including potential environmental effects);

(c) public effects criterion (assessed in terms of the impact on
public confidence, physical suffering and disruption of daily life,
including the loss of essential services).

(3) The cross-cutting criteria thresholds must be based on the severity of
the impact of the disruption or destruction of a particular infrastructure and
the precise thresholds applicable to the cross-cutting criteria shall be
determined on a case-by-case basis by the Government.

(4) The Government shall ensure that the European Commission is
informed on an annual basis of the number of infrastructures per sector for
which discussions were held concerning the cross-cutting criteria thresholds.

(5) The sectoral criteria must–

(a) take into account the characteristics of individual ECI sectors;
and

(b) be classified.

(6) The Government may use such guidelines for−

(a) the application of the cross-cutting and sectoral criteria ; and

(b) approximate thresholds to be used for the purposes of
identifying ECIs,
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as are developed pursuant to Article 3 of the Directive.

(7) The following sectors and subsectors shall be subject to this Part−

(a) the energy sector which is divided into the following
subsectors−

(i) electricity, comprising infrastructures and facilities for
generation and transmission of electricity in respect of
supply of electricity,

(ii) oil, comprising oil production, refining, treatment,
storage and transmission by pipelines,

(iii) gas, comprising gas production, refining, treatment,
storage and transmission by pipelines, and LNG
terminals; and

(b) the transport sector which is divided into the following
subsectors−

(i) road transport,

(ii) air transport,

(iii) ocean and short-sea shipping, and

(iv) ports.

Procedure for the identification of critical infrastructures which may be
designated as an ECI.

23.(1) When identifying the critical infrastructures which may be designated
as an ECI (the “potential ECI”), the Government must follow the procedure
set out in Schedule 2.

(2) A potential ECI which has passed through the procedure set out in
Schedule 2 shall only be communicated to Member States which may be
significantly affected by the potential ECI.

Designation of ECIs.

24.(1) The Government must inform a Member State which may be
significantly affected by a potential ECI about its identity and the reasons for
its designation as a potential ECI.

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(2) Where a potential ECI is located in Gibraltar, the Government must–

(a) engage in discussions with any Member State which may be
significantly affected by the potential ECI; and

(b) designate it as an ECI following an agreement between the
Government and the Member States which may be significantly
affected.

(3) Where a designated ECI is located in Gibraltar, the Government shall
ensure that the European Commission is informed on an annual basis of the
number of designated ECIs per sector and of the number of Member States
dependent on each designated ECI and only the Member State which may be
significantly affected by an ECI shall know its identity.

(4) Where an ECI is located in Gibraltar, the Government shall inform
the owner or operator of the infrastructure that the infrastructure has been
designated as an ECI and such information shall be classified at an
appropriate level.

(5) The process of identifying and designating ECIs under this Part must
be−

(a) completed as soon as possible after the coming into operation
of this Part; and

(b) reviewed on a regular basis.

Operator security plans.

25.(1) The operator security plan (‘OSP’) procedure shall–

(a) identify the critical infrastructure assets of the ECI;

(b) identify the security solutions that exist or are being
implemented for their protection; and

(c) cover, as a minimum, the information set out in section 26.

(2) The Government must assess whether each designated ECI located in
Gibraltar possesses an OSP or has in place equivalent measures addressing
the issues identified in section 26.

(3) If the Government finds that an OSP or equivalent measures exist and
are updated regularly, no further implementation action shall be necessary.

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(4) If the Government finds that an OSP or equivalent measures have not
been prepared, it shall ensure, by any measures it deems appropriate, that the
OSP or equivalent measures are prepared addressing the issues identified in
section 26.

(5) The Government must ensure that the OSP or equivalent measures
are in place and are reviewed regularly within one year following designation
of the critical infrastructure as an ECI.

(6) The period referred to in subsection (5) may be extended in
exceptional circumstances.

(7) The Government shall ensure that the European Commission is
notified of any extension granted pursuant to subsection (6).

(8) Compliance with any measure, including a European Union measure,
which in a particular sector−

(a) requires, or refers to a need to have, a plan similar or equivalent
to an OSP ; and

(b) oversight by the relevant authority of such a plan,

shall be deemed to satisfy all the requirements under this section.

ECI OSP Procedure.

26.(1) The ECI OSP procedure must cover at least the following matters−

(a) the identification of important assets;

(b) the conduct of a risk analysis based on major threat scenarios,
vulnerability of each asset, and potential impact; and

(c) the identification, selection and prioritisation of counter-
measures and procedures with a distinction between−

(i) permanent security measures which identify indispensable
security investments and means which are relevant to be
employed at all times and this heading must include the
further information set out in subsection (2); and

(ii) graduated security measures, which can be activated
according to varying risk and threat levels.

(2) The further information referred to in subsection (1)(c)(i) is
information concerning−
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(a) general measures such as technical measures (including
installation of detection, access control, protection and
prevention means);

(b) organisational measures (including procedures for alerts and
crisis management);

(c) control and verification measures;

(d) communication;

(e) awareness raising and training; and

(f) security of information systems.

Security Liaison Officers.

27.(1) Every designated ECI in Gibraltar must have a Security Liaison
Officer or equivalent who shall act as the point of contact for security related
issues between the owner or operator of the ECI and the Government.

(2) The Government must assess whether each designated ECI located in
Gibraltar possesses a Security Liaison Officer or equivalent.

(3) If the Government finds that a Security Liaison Officer is in place or
an equivalent exists, no further implementation action shall be necessary.

(4) If the Government finds that a Security Liaison Officer or equivalent
does not exist in relation to a designated ECI, it shall ensure, by any
measures it deems appropriate, that such a Security Liaison Officer or
equivalent is designated.

(5) The Government must implement an appropriate communication
mechanism between the Government and the Security Liaison Officer or
equivalent with the objective of exchanging relevant information concerning
identified risks and threats in relation to the ECI concerned and this
communication mechanism shall be without prejudice to the requirements
concerning access to sensitive and classified information.

(6) Compliance with any measure, including a European Union measure,
which in a particular sector requires, or refers to a need to have, a Security
Liaison Officer or equivalent, shall be deemed to satisfy all the requirements
under this section.

Reporting.

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28.(1) The Government must conduct a threat assessment in relation to ECI
subsectors within one year following the designation of critical infrastructure
in Gibraltar as an ECI within those subsectors.

(2) The Government shall ensure that every two years a classified report
is sent to the European Commission containing generic data on a summary
basis on the types of risks, threats and vulnerabilities encountered per ECI
sector in which an ECI has been designated under section 24.

Sensitive European critical infrastructure protection-related
information.

29.(1) Any person handling classified information under this Part on behalf
of the Government must have an appropriate level of security vetting.

(2) The Government must ensure that sensitive European critical
infrastructure protection-related information submitted to it is not used for
any purpose other than the protection of critical infrastructures.

(3) This section shall also apply to non-written information exchanged
during meetings at which sensitive subjects are discussed.

European critical infrastructure protection contact points.

30.(1) The Government shall appoint a European critical infrastructure
protection contact point (‘ECIP contact point’).

(2) The ECIP contact point shall coordinate European critical
infrastructure protection issues within Gibraltar and shall have such other
functions as the Government may prescribe.

(3) The appointment of an ECIP contact point does not preclude other
relevant authorities in Gibraltar from being involved in European critical
infrastructure protection issues.

PART 6

Regulations.

31.(1) The Government may make regulations for the implementation of any
European Union measure.

(2) Section 23(b) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Act shall not
apply to any penalty imposed in any regulations made under subsection (1).

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SCHEDULE 1

Sections 4, 6, 7, 9

Any airline operating an air service to Gibraltar

Any dispensing chemist or pharmacy

Any government department or statutory authority or agency, and any public
officer or any employee or officer of any such statutory authority or agency

Any operator of a route bus service

Any owner or operator of tour buses

Any person/entity who provides a public electronic communications network
which makes telephone services available (whether for spoken
communication or for the transmission of data)

Any school in Gibraltar

Any shipping company operating a passenger or cargo service to Gibraltar

Any taxi licensee

AquaGib Limited

City Fire Brigade

Customs Department

Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation

Gibraltar Community Projects Limited

Land Property Services Limited

Royal Gibraltar Post Office

Security and Immigration Limited

St John’s Ambulance

Terminal Management Limited

The Chief Environmental Health Officer
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The Director of Public Health

The Environmental Agency Limited

The Gibraltar Bus Company Limited

The Gibraltar Electricity Authority

The Gibraltar Health Authority

The Gibraltar Port Authority

The Port Medical Officer

The Principal Immigration Officer

The Royal Gibraltar Police (save in relation to matters appertaining to
internal security or law enforcement)
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SCHEDULE 2
Section 23

In identifying critical infrastructures which may be designated as an ECI,
the Government must apply the following sequential steps−

(1) in Step 1, the sectoral criteria in order to make a first selection of
critical infrastructures within a sector.

(2) in Step 2, the definition of the term critical infrastructure in section
21 to the potential ECI identified under Step 1. The significance of the
impact must be determined either by using Gibraltar’s own methods for
identifying critical infrastructures or with reference to the cross-cutting
criteria, at an appropriate Gibraltar level. For infrastructure providing an
essential service, the availability of alternatives, and the duration of
disruption or recovery must be taken into account;

(3) in Step 3, the transboundary element of the definition of ECI in
section 21 to the potential ECI that has passed the first two steps of this
procedure. A potential ECI which does satisfy the definition must follow the
next step of the procedure. For infrastructure providing an essential service,
the availability of alternatives, and the duration of disruption or recovery
must be taken into account.

(4) in Step 4, the cross-cutting criteria to the remaining potential ECIs
and the cross-cutting criteria must take into account−

(a) the severity of impact;

(b) for infrastructure providing an essential service, the availability
of alternatives; and

(c) the duration of disruption or recovery or both,

A potential ECI which does not satisfy the cross-cutting criteria must not
be considered to be an ECI.