On Approval of the Procedure of Implementation of Prevention of Emergencies


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Consolidated version as of 27/04/2012
 
 
 
Government of the Republic of LITHUAHIA
 
 
 
Resolution No 1028
 
ON APPROVAL OF THE PROCEDURE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF prevention of emergencies
 
 
 
14 July 2010
 
 
 
Vilnius
 
Acting pursuant to Article 9(1) of the Law on Civil Protection (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 115-3230, 1998; No 159-7207, 2009), the Government of the Republic of Lithuania has r e s o l v e d:
 
1. To approve the Procedure of Implementation of Prevention of Emergencies (as appended).
 
2. To recognise as invalid:
 
2.1. Resolution No 109 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 1 February 2000 “On Approval of the Procedure of Prevention of Emergencies in the Republic of Lithuania” (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 12-298, 2000);
 
2.2. Resolution No 977 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 18 August 2004 “On Amending Resolution No 109 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 1 February 2000 “On Approval of the Procedure of Prevention of Emergencies in the Republic of Lithuania” (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 130-4660, 2004);
 
2.3. Resolution No 1162 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 29 October 2005 “On Amending Resolution No 109 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 1 February 2000 “On Approval of the Procedure of Prevention of Emergencies in the Republic of Lithuania” (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 131-4711, 2005);
 
2.4. Resolution No 734 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 16 July 2008 “On Amending Resolution No 109 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 1 February 2000 “On Approval of the Procedure of Prevention of Emergencies in the Republic of Lithuania” (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 85-3385, 2008);
 
3. This Resolution shall enter into force on 1 July 2011.
 
 
 
Prime Minister                                                                                    Andrius Kubilius
 
 
 
Minister of the Interior                                                                       Raimundas Palaitis
 
APPROVED by
 
Resolution No 1028 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 14 July 2010
 
 
 
 
 
PROCEDURE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF PREVENTION OF EMERGENCIES
 
 
 
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
1. The procedure of implementation of prevention of emergencies (hereinafter referred to as “the Procedure”) shall regulate the procedure of establishment, planning, implementation and control of emergency preparedness measures of state and municipal institutions and agencies, economic entities and other agencies that are designed to eliminate emergencies or reduce the possibility of their occurrence and, in the event of an emergency, to mitigate its consequences (hereinafter referred to as “the emergency prevention measures”).
 
2. The definitions used in the Procedure shall have the same meaning as defined in the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Civil Protection (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 115-3230, 1998; No 159-7207, 2009) (hereinafter referred to as “the Law on Civil Protection” and in other legal acts.
 
 
 
II. PREVENTION, PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EMERGENCIES
 
3. Ministries and other state institutions and agencies referred to in Article 13(2) and Article 13(4)(7) (hereinafter referred to as “the ministries and other state institutions and agencies”), municipal institutions and agencies, economic entities and other agencies matching the criteria specified in Article 16(3)(8) or Article 16(3)(9) of the Law on Civil Protection (hereinafter referred to as “the economic entities, other agencies”) shall provide for emergency prevention measures as follows:
 
3.1. Heads of ministries or other state institutions and agencies or their authorized persons – in the area of competence assigned to these institutions and agencies;
 
3.2. Director of municipal administration – within the territory of a respective municipality;
 
3.3. Head of an economic entity, other agency or his authorized person – in the object under his management;
 
4. Implementation of emergency prevention measures on a national level shall be carried out by ministries and other state institutions and agencies according to their competence defined in legal acts.
 
5. Implementation of emergency prevention measures on a national level shall be carried out by providing for measures to eliminate and/or reduce the risk of emergencies on a national level, to increase human safety in the event of disaster and to ensure an adequate preparedness of the civil protection system and, also, within respective competences, by the following measures:
 
5.1. Conducting risk analysis of potential hazards and emergencies in the assigned areas of competence of ministries and other state institutions and agencies according to the methodology approved by the Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as “the Fire and Rescue Department”);
 
5.2. Implementing training and professional development programmes for the employees of the entities of the civil protection system participating in the management of emergencies;
 
5.3. Developing recommendations as to what steps should be taken in the event of an emergency and offering them to the forces of the civil protection system, municipal emergency commissions, the Republic of Lithuania Government Emergency Commission and population;
 
5.4. Conducting analyses, organizing seminars, conferences on emergency prevention;
 
5.5. Developing emergency prevention actions plans.
 
6. Implementation of emergency prevention measures on a municipal level shall be carried out by providing for measures to eliminate and/or reduce the risk of emergencies on a municipal level, to increase human safety in the event of disaster and to ensure an adequate preparedness in the municipal territory and, also, by the following measures:
 
6.1. Conducting risk assessment of potential hazards and emergencies in the municipal territory;
 
6.2. Organizing education of residents of municipalities on civil protection;
 
6.3. Developing emergency prevention actions plans;
 
6.4. Informing residents of municipalities about potential hazards and possible emergencies.
 
7. Implementation of prevention of emergencies in economic entities and other agencies shall be carried out by providing for and implementing measures to reduce the likelihood of accident situations, occurrences or emergencies and/or mitigating their impact on humans, property and environment and, also by the following measures:
 
7.1. Informing employees about internal and external hazards that may have a negative impact on residents’ health and life as well as emergency prevention measures and actions to be taken in the event of an emergency;
 
7.2. Providing employees with personal protective measures;
 
7.3. Organizing civil protection exercise and training of employees.
 
8. Having provided for emergency prevention measures in accordance with paragraph 5 of the Procedure, ministries and other state institutions and agencies, municipal administrations shall:
 
8.1. Prepare and approve an emergency prevention action plan for a period of no less than 3 years, specifying the objectives, their implementing measures, responsible implementing bodies and implementation deadlines;
 
8.2. To review, in the 1st quarter of each year, and update, if necessary, the emergency prevention action plan, to prepare information on the implemented emergency prevention measures and results of their implementation as well as reasons why the planned measures were not implemented and supply said information to the Fire and Rescue Department;
 
8.3. To facilitate public access to information on the planned emergency prevention measures and their implementation.
 
9. Heads of economic entities and other agencies matching the criteria specified in Article 16(3)(8) and Article 16(3)(9) of the Law on Civil Protection or their authorized persons shall provide for emergency prevention measures by developing emergency prevention action plans.
 
10. In case of emergence of new hazards, change in civil protection regulatory framework, modification of modernization of equipment, technological processes or in case other changes that increase hazard or emergency risk and reduce safety of employees occur, ministries and other state institutions and agencies, municipal institutions and agencies, economic entities, other agencies must, within one year from the onset of the changes, perform a new emergency risk analysis, review and, if necessary, update the emergency prevention action plans.
 
 
 
III. SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF IMPLEMENTATION OF PREVENTION OF EMERGENCIES
 
11. The Fire and Rescue Department shall be responsible for the supervision of the planning and implementation of the emergency prevention measures of ministries and other state institutions and agencies, municipal institutions and agencies, in accordance with the procedure for organising and conducting checks of the condition of civil protection at municipalities, ministries and other state institutions and agencies established by the Director of the Fire and Rescue Department as referred to in Article 12(5)(7) of the Law on Civil Protection;
 
12. Upon request of the Fire and Rescue Department, ministries and other state institutions and agencies, municipal institutions and agencies, economic entities, other agencies shall provide information about the planned emergency prevention measures and their implementation.
 
13. The Fire and Rescue Department shall accumulate, summarize and analyse the obtained information on the state of civil protection and the emergency prevention measures applied and shall submit the information to the Government Emergency Commission of the Republic of Lithuania, which, having determined that preparedness of the entities of the civil protection system for an emergency (ies) is insufficient, shall take measures to improve it.
 
14. Implementation of emergency prevention measures by economic entities, other agencies shall be controlled by the director of municipal administration. 
 
 
 
IV. FINAL PROVISIONS
 
15. The provisions of the Procedure shall not apply to dangerous objects to which the Provisions of the Prevention, Liquidation and Investigation of Industrial Accidents, approved by Resolution No 966 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 17 August 2004 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 130-4649, 2004; No 109-4159, 2008) shall apply.
 
16. Flood risk shall be assessed and managed in accordance with the Procedure of Assessment and Management of Flood Risk, approved by Resolution No 1558 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 25 November 2009 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 144-6376).
 
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