The Order In Which Road Users Provides A Minimum Level Of Security In The Trans-European Road Network Tunnels Longer Than 500 Meters

Original Language Title: Kārtība, kādā ceļu lietotājiem nodrošina minimālo drošības līmeni Eiropas ceļu tīkla tuneļos, kas garāki par 500 metriem

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 159 in Riga in 2007 (27 February. No 16 37) procedures for road users to ensure a minimum level of security in the trans-European road network tunnels longer than 500 meters are Issued in accordance with the law "on the road" article i. 25.1 General questions 1. determines the order in which road users provides a minimum level of security in the trans-European road network tunnels longer than 500 meters. 2. the rules shall be applied in service, jaubūvējam and existing design stage for tunnels in the trans-European road network in Latvia, the length of which exceeds 500 meters (hereinafter referred to as the tunnel). II. Authorities 3. Authority responsible for tunnel security requirements and the necessary measures are taken to ensure that the requirements of these regulations are complied with, is a public joint stock company "Latvian state roads" or the local authorities created (certain) authorities (hereinafter referred to as the administrative authority). 4. where the tunnel is located on the national road, the administrative authority for the State joint stock company "Latvian state roads". 5. where the tunnel is located on Municipal Road, the administrative authority for the relevant authorities to establish the authority of the (fixed). The municipalities month announces the creation of the administrative authority (discovery), three Minis. 6. The administrative authority shall accept service of these tunnel rules. 7. the management authority shall ensure that the following measures are taken: 7.1. regular testing and inspection of the tunnel and the related safety requirements;
7.2. development of civil protection plan, including the organizational and operational scheme of emergency training and ekipēšan, risk reduction measures, response plans and procedures for immediate closure of a tunnel in case of emergency;
7.3. tunnel emergency. Tunnel emergency services is a special service for emergency or disaster relief tunnels. 8. The administrative authority shall designate for each tunnel, the tunnel manager-public or private body responsible for the management of the tunnel at the design, construction or operating stage. The tunnel manager may be the same administrative authority. 9. the administrative authority and the tunnel manager shall designate the tunnel safety Manager to coordinate preventive and protective measures to ensure tunnel users and the operating personnel security. Tunnel safety Manager for any tunnel associated with the security question is independent and is subject to the employer. 10. The tunnel manager for each tunnel accidents have occurred in major disasters, as well as the month prepare and transmit to the tunnel's Security Manager, the administrative authority and to the emergency services in the report about the incident. 11. Tunnel Safety Manager performs the following tasks: 11.1. ensure coordination with the emergency services and participate in the operational scheme of the tunnel;
11.2. participating in the civil protection plan development, implementation and evaluation of the execution;
11.3. participates in the tunnel safety in the design and construction of the scheme, the operation of the equipment and in the development of specifications and renovējam newly constructed tunnels;
11.4. check that the operation of the tunnel staff and the emergency staff are trained, as well as participating in the Organization of regular training;
11.5. the provision of advice on the construction of the tunnel and the commissioning of the equipment and the operation of the tunnel;
11.6. checking that the tunnel structure and equipment are maintained and repaired;
7.3. participates in the relevant tunnel accidents have occurred, as well as the evaluation of the disaster. 12. If the tunnel safety requirements have not been complied with, the administrative authority has the right to suspend or restrict the operation of the tunnel. The administrative authority shall determine the conditions under which the tunnel can resume normal traffic. III. Security measures and requirements for the evaluation of 13 tunnels tunnels safety measures to be implemented, taking account of the following parameters of the tunnel: 13.1. length;
13.2. the number of the column;
13.3 the traffic lane;
13.4. in the cross-sectional geometry;
13.5. the vertical and horizontal position;
13.6. the structural type and fire reaction class;
8.5. one-way or two-way traffic;
13.8. the traffic on one of the aisles (including its distribution);
13.9. the risk of congestion (daily or seasonal);
13.10. emergency access time;
13.11. the vehicle weights and part of a special traffic;
13.12. the existence in the transport of dangerous goods, and type;
13.13. the drive specification;
13.14. traffic bandwidth;
1.15 p.m.. driving speed;
13.16. the geographical and meteorological environment. 14. If the rules referred to in paragraph 13 are special characteristics, perform a risk analysis to determine whether the level of security requires additional safety measures or additional equipment. The risk analysis shall take into consideration possible accidents, which directly threaten the safety of users of the road tunnel, and the tunnel may occur during operation, as well as the possible consequences of an emergency nature and extent. 15. In some cases, may grant an exemption from this rule 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 or 39. paragraph enforcement (hereinafter-limited exemption). 16. to decide on limited exemption, the administrative authority with information on the Ministry of transport: 16.1. the limited exemption provided for;
16.2. the reasons for which you need a limited exemption;
16.3. the alternative risk reduction measures, which will be used or reinforced tunnel to ensure the proper level of security (information adds risk analysis). 17. The Ministry of transport that the information referred to in paragraph 16 shall be forwarded to the European Commission for a decision on the limited exemption. 18. Where it is provided that goods vehicles with a mass of more than 3.5 tonnes, ways more than 15% of the daily average traffic per year (one traffic lane of the tunnel) or a daily average traffic season vastly outnumber daily average traffic per year, the evaluation shall take into account the additional risks and increases the volume of traffic in the tunnel to ensure that the requirements laid down in these provisions. 19. The column and the number of traffic lanes: 19.1. If the design of the tunnel's 15-year forecast shows that the traffic it will exceed 10000 vehicles per day per lane for traffic, the day when traffic will exceed 10000 vehicles per day, the tunnel must have two aisles and a one-way traffic in each column;
19.2. inside and outside of the tunnel is equal to the number of traffic lanes (with the exception of the emergency Lane) or the number of lanes can be changed before the tunnel entrance, and change the distance must be such that the vehicle while driving with the permitted speed, do this for 10 seconds. 20. the cross-sectional geometry of the tunnel: the tunnel slope longitudinal 20.1. (if such a solution is geographically possible) may not exceed 5%;
20.2. in tunnels, where longitudinal slope greater than 3%, additional safety measures on the basis of a risk analysis;
12.6. If the brake band width is less than 3.5 meters and has allowed freight vehicles traffic safety take accompanying measures, on the basis of a risk analysis. 21. Risk analysis is risk assessment for a given tunnel, taking into account all design factors and traffic conditions that affect safety, notably traffic characteristics and type of tunnel, and the tunnel cross section geometry, shipwreck and disaster risk in the tunnel, as well as heavy goods vehicles forecast numbers a day. 22. If necessary, a risk analysis of the tunnel manager performed operationally independent body. Risk analysis of the content and results include civil protection plan and submit to the administrative authority. 23. A limited exemption for the use of the method of innovation: 23.1. to be able to install and use in the vatīv safety equipment or the use of innovative safety procedures that provide the same or higher level of protection than the currently used technology, the tunnel manager shall submit a reasoned application to the administrative authority. The administrative authority shall examine it within the month. If the decision is positive, the administrative authority decision together with its opinion sends the traffic Ministry. The application of the Ministry of transport and the opinion of the European Commission;
23.2. the European Commission has given its approval of the administrative authority granted limited exemption in respect of innovation techniques. 24. Escape routes and evacuation routes: 24.1. in tunnels, which do not have emergency lanes, pedestrian tracks down emergency (lifted or without elevation) tunnel users in the event of an emergency. This condition may be waived, if the constructive characteristics of the tunnel it is not possible to do this requires disproportionately high costs, as well as if a tunnel is unidirectional and equipped with permanent monitoring and traffic lane closure system;

24.2. where the risk analysis (including smoke propagation speed and distance in the circumstances) suggest that the way to ensure the security of the user is not sufficient ventilation and other safety measures, establishing evacuation routes;
24.3. means of escape tunnels also creates, if traffic traffic bar higher than 2000 vehicles a day;
15.2. the distance between the two escape exits should not exceed 500 m;
15.2. for evacuation exits can be used: direct access from 24.5.1. the outside of the tunnel;
24.5.2. tunnel the connection column;
24.5.3. exit to escape Gallery;
24.5.4. box separately from the tunnel shelters with a separate escape routes on the outside;
24.6. to smoke and heat will not get to escape to his knees behind the evacuation routes, use the appropriate means so that the tunnel users can safely get out outside and emergency services could get in the tunnel. 25. The emergency access: 25.1. in tunnels with two aisles, if both columns are at the same level or about the same level, at least every 1500 metres built tunnel connections box emergency needs;
25.2. where it is geographically possible, two or more outside the box tunnel portals make it possible to cross the central distribution zone (midline) to ensure immediate access to emergency services for all columns;
25.3. If the emergency services in case of emergency can not attend the tunnel regulations in the period, the administrative authority provides for the creation of the territory of the depot fire next to the tunnel, taking into account particular legislation of the fire Depot deployment requirements. 26. the stopping area: 26.1. in tunnels with two-way traffic, with a length of more than 1500 meters, traffic traffic bar higher than 2000 vehicles a day and no emergency lane should be stopping areas, between which the distance not exceeding 1000 meters;
26.2. stopping areas shall be provided with an emergency station. 27. If, through the tunnel is permitted to carry dangerous goods, tunnel, using šķērsgrāvīš or other features around the tunnel cross-sections in the construction of drainage of flammable and toxic liquids, as well as the drainage system that creates and maintains to prevent fire and flammable and toxic liquids from spreading from one column and column to another. 28. If the structure of the collapse may have catastrophic consequences (for example, the submerged tunnel construction or the construction of the tunnels, which may lead to the degradation of important structures), the tunnel main kon strukcij must also be sufficiently refractory. 29. In selecting the equipment of the tunnel fire resistance, takes into account the level of technological capabilities, maintaining the necessary safety functions in case of fire. 30. Lighting: 30.1. tunnels provide illumination that drivers 24 hrs guarantee visibility in the tunnel entrance and inside tunnels;
30.2. tunnels must be spare backlight power failure cases that the tunnel users provide the minimum visibility to be able to evacuate the tunnel in their vehicles;
30.3. tunnels not more than 1.5 metres must be evacuation lighting (for example, escape route signage lighting) to indicate how the users of the tunnel in case of emergency to evacuate the tunnel on foot. 31. Ventilation: 31.1. mechanical ventilation system shall be installed in all tunnels, which are more than 1000 metres and contain traffic traffic bar exceeds 2000 TRANS portlīdzekļ a day;
31.2. constructing and operating ventilation systems, take note: to minimize 31.2.1. vehicle pollutant emission quantity in normal and peak traffic flow conditions;
31.2.2. options to reduce the polluting emissions of vehicles, if the traffic is stopped due to an accident;
31.2.3. options to reduce heat and smoke in the event of fire;
31.3. in tunnels with bi-directional or unidirectional traffic dense longitudinal ventilation shall be allowed, if risk analysis shows that it is permissible, or have made special arrangements (such as the appropriate traffic management, reduced the distance between escape exits, every known distance deployed smoke arresters);
19.5. transverse or transverse ventilation systems in tunnels shall be provided if you need mechanical ventilation system and in accordance with these rules shall not be 19.4. use longitudinal ventilation. It should be possible using these systems in the event of fire, the smoke discharge;
31.5. in tunnels with two-way traffic, with traffic traffic bar higher than 2000 vehicles a day, which are more than 3000 metres, which is the Observatory and a transverse or transverse ventilation system for ventilation shall be conducted on at least the following measures: 31.5.1. set air and smoke extraction dampers, of which can be run individually or in groups;
31.5.2. continuously monitor the air flow rate and thus the regulation of longitudinal ventilation systems management activities. 32. emergency stations: 32.1. emergency stations for various safety equipment items (such as fire extinguishers and telephone apparatus to call the emergency services), but not for the tunnel user protection against fire;
32.2. emergency stations can be placed at the side of the tunnel wall boxes or tunnel side wall recesses. They must be equipped at least with two fire extinguishers and a phone to call the emergency services;
32.3. emergency stations are located near the portals and inside the tunnel. The distance between the emergency stations shall not exceed 150 metres. 33. any tunnel requires a water supply, including the fire-fighting water supply. Hydrants are located near the portals and inside the tunnel. Distances between hydrants should not exceed 250 metres. If the water supply is not available, you need to check the water in sufficient quantity is provided otherwise. 34. Safety devices the tunnel users are indicated by special road signs: 34.1. stop in the area;
21.3. the evacuation routes-the same road sign used all kinds of means of escape for marking;
21.3. the path of escape-the two nearest escape exits represents, by placing road signs at the tunnel side wall at a distance not exceeding 25 metres and installing road signs 1,0-1,5 metres above the level of the escape route with indications about the distance of these exits;
21.4. emergency stations-road signs indicating fire and phone location to call the emergency services. 35. the monitoring Center: 21.8. Monitoring Centre creates the tunnels, which are more than 3000 meters and traffic intensity in one traffic lane more than 2000 vehicles a day;
35.2. the observation of several tunnels may be combined in one monitoring center. 36. Monitoring systems: 36.1. tunnels that have a monitoring centre, installed video surveillance systems and systems that automatically finds the emergency (for example, stopping the vehicle) and fire;
36.2. automatic fire detection and alarm equipment installed in all tunnels, which do not have the monitoring centre, where the operation of mechanical ventilation of smoke reduction differs from ventilation automatic actions to reduce pollutants. 37. the closing of the tunnel equipment: 37.1. before the entrance to the tunnels, which are more than 1000 meters, installed traffic signāliekārt to an emergency tunnel could close;
37.2. in tunnels, which are monitoring center if they are more than 3000 meters and traffic traffic bar higher than 2000 vehicles a day, no more than 1000 meters away from each other is a good idea to set up the equipment, consisting of a traffic signāliekārt and possible additional features (such as speakers, changeable inscriptions, barriers) to stop the vehicle in emergency situations. 38. Communication systems: 38.1. radio broadcast equipment emergency needs installed in tunnels, which are longer than 1000 metres and contain traffic traffic bar higher than 2000 vehicles a day;
38.2. If the tunnel's monitoring centre, provides the ability to stop the tunnel users for radio broadcasting channels (if any) to provide notice of the emergency situation;
23.8. shelters and other buildings, which evacuated the tunnel users must wait until they can get outside, equipped with loudspeakers to inform the user of the tunnel. 39. Electricity and wiring: 24.3. all tunnels is emergency power supplies from at least two independent sources of power supply, which can ensure the operation of the safety equipment until all users have evacuated from the tunnel;
24.4. electrical measurement and control installation designed to local damage does not affect the sound installation. IV. Tunnel of commissioning and supervision 40. Project approval: 24.9. prior to the start of construction of the tunnel manager for designing the tunnel prepares this provision referred to in paragraph 41 of the civil protection plan and consult with the tunnel safety Manager. The tunnel manager shall submit the Administrative Department of civil protection plan in conjunction with the tunnel safety Manager's opinion;

40.2. The construction law cases būvvald and approve the draft of its decision to inform the administrative authority. 41. The Civil protection plan: 41.1. the tunnel manager for each tunnel to draw up a civil protection plan and constantly updated. One civil protection plan a copy of the transfer tunnel safety Manager;
41.2. the civil protection plan defines preventive measures and preventive measures necessary to guarantee the safety of the users of the tunnel, taking into account the requirements of people with special needs, as well as the specific features of the route, building construction, environment, traffic and the nature of these provisions in the emergency operations;
41.3. designing tunnels in course of civil protection plan shall include the following: planned housing construction 41.3.1. and access with plans that allow you to understand the structure and operation of the planned activities;
41.3.2. traffic forecast, which outlines and describes the conditions for the transport of dangerous goods, as well as risk analysis;
41.3.3. study of specific hazard types describing possible accidents, which directly threaten the safety of users of road tunnels and can occur during operation of the tunnel, as well as the nature and potential consequences. The study specifies and justifies measures the likelihood of accidents and emergency effects of reduction;
41.3.4. opinion on the security provided by the expert or organisation specialising in the relevant field;
25.7. where a tunnel designed for putting into service, civil protection plan in addition to this rule 41.3. the information referred to in the following documents: 41.4.1. tunnel maintenance organisation, human and material resource description and management of the tunnel the tunnel established operating and maintenance instructions;
41.4.2. emergency response plan drawn up jointly with the emergency services and which takes into account the requirements of people with special needs;
41.4.3. experience of standing description of the system, which uses a large incident and accident documentation and analysis. 42. Commissioning: 42.1. to put into service and the tunnel opened for traffic (also after major structural or operational changes or conversion of the tunnel which may have a significant impact on the content of civil protection plan), you need to get the permission of the administrative authority. Permit is issued in the following order: 42.1.1. the tunnel manager shall refer the provisions referred to in paragraph 41 of the civil protection plan for tunnel safety Manager. Tunnel safety Manager during the month the opinion of a tunnel open for traffic;
42.1.2. Security Manager after the tunnel's opinion the opinion of the Manager of the tunnel together with the civil defence plan sent to the administrative authority. The administrative authority shall take a decision-to allow the tunnel open for traffic or allow the tunnel open for traffic or allow the tunnel open for traffic with certain restrictions. Decision of the administrative authority shall notify the tunnel manager shall send a copy of the decision and the emergency services. 43. changes: 43.1. about the tunnel construction, equipment or operational changes that could significantly affect a part of civil protection, the tunnel manager shall require the permission of the new provisions set out in paragraph 42;
43.2. the tunnel manager shall inform the tunnel safety Manager for all tunnel construction or operational changes, as well as the tunnel before being submitted to Security Manager documentation detailing the work envisaged;
43.3. the tunnel safety Manager checks the intended impact of the changes on the safety tunnel and month provides the tunnel manager. The tunnel manager shall send copies of the opinion of the administrative authority and to the emergency services. 44. Regular training: 44.1. the tunnel manager in cooperation with the Security Manager of the tunnel the tunnel staff and the emergency staff organise regular joint training;
44.2. at least once every four years in each tunnel training is carried out in accordance with the conditions for full program that may completely correspond to the actual situation;
27.5. If during training can redirect traffic elsewhere, the tunnel switch;
27.6. once a year, take part and (or) simulated training under a part of the program;
27.7. If several tunnels are located a short distance away from each other, a full training programme carried out in at least one of them;
27.7. the tunnel safety Manager and the emergency services shall evaluate jointly the results of training, prepare a report and make appropriate proposals. 45. regular checks: 45.1. the administrative authority shall carry out regular checks to ensure compliance with these provisions of the tunnel;
45.2. the period between two consecutive inspections of the tunnel should not exceed six years;
45.3. where, on the basis of the results of the inspection of the tunnel, the administrative authority finds that a tunnel does not comply with the requirements laid down in these rules, the tunnel manager and the tunnel safety Manager Announces what action needs to be taken to increase the safety of the tunnel, as well as manage the conditions under which allowed to continue operation of the tunnel or to restore the traffic through the tunnel. The relevant conditions shall apply until such time as the implementation of remedial actions;
28.2. where necessary to improve the situation significantly transform the tunnel construction or change the conditions of use, and the corresponding measures should receive a new permit this provision in paragraph 42. V. operation of the tunnel with the operation of 46. related activities: 46.1. the tunnel shall be operated in order to ensure traffic safety and traffic continuity;
28.7. If intended for tunnel construction or maintenance work, which only the castle outside the tunnel or partially shut down traffic lanes, on the times communicated through different exchangeable inscriptions, warning devices and mechanical barriers;
46.3. any tunnel developed response plan in case of emergency. Tunnels that start in one country and finishes second in the country, the two countries engage in joint trans-national response plan;
46.4. If a serious crash in the tunnel or traffic incident, immediately shut down all the aisles, while activating the equipment in front of the entrance, as well as exchangeable inscriptions, traffic warning device and mechanical barriers inside the tunnel (if any) to traffic inside and outside of the tunnel could stop as soon as possible. Tunnels whose length does not exceed 1000 meters, can only be closed through other means. Traffic organized so that vehicles which have not suffered, can quickly leave the tunnel;
46.5. the period in which after the accident in the tunnel enters the emergency services must be the shortest possible. It measured the regular training, as well as, if necessary, during the accident. 47. for each tunnel, which requires the monitoring centre, is one of the monitoring centre, which continuously full control of the situation. 48. the closure of the tunnel: a tunnel switch, 48.1. If the tunnel users using readily available information systems, inform about the best alternate route.
48.2. alternative routes are included in the action plan for emergency situations and traffic possible conservation and the reduction of the hazard to the surrounding areas. 49. Transport of dangerous goods in tunnels: 30.5. to establish or amend the requirements for the transport of dangerous goods in the tunnel, carries out risk analyses;
30.6. the risk analysis evaluates the specific operating measures for reducing the hazards associated with all or part of the vehicle, through the tunnels with dangerous goods transported (e.g., cargo declaration before the tunnel entrance, the convoy through the tunnel with accompanying vehicles);
30.6. If there are certain requirements for the transport of dangerous goods in the tunnel, then before the last possible exit before the tunnel, before the entrance to the tunnel and redeploy the road signs to dangerous goods carriers could choose alternative routes. 50. in order to make a decision on whether the goods vehicles in tunnels with more than two lanes in each direction may be overtaking, perform a risk analysis. 51. The tunnel manager shall ensure that users of the tunnel to indicate the most appropriate speed and distance between vehicles. 52. In light of the vehicle the minimum distance to the vehicle in front tunnel must not be less than the length of the road, which he pulled off two seconds. Goods vehicles this distance double. 53. If the traffic is stopped in the tunnel, the road users to stop at least five metres from the vehicle in front, except when stopping because of the accident. 54. Information campaigns: 54.1. the tunnel manager shall, in cooperation with stakeholders and based on international practices, regularly organized and implemented information campaigns regarding safety in tunnels. The information campaign on the road user behaviour, approaching the tunnels and running through them, especially on the action, if the transport means got to the unexpected situation, traffic congestion, as well as emergency and in case of fire;

54.2. the tunnel manager information on the safety equipment available in tunnels and road user behaviour places the tunnel users visible locations (such as rest areas before tunnels, near the tunnel entrance, as well as on the internet). Vi. Closing questions 55. Ministry of transportation shall notify the European Commission, the administrative authorities of the name and address. About changes in the information communicated to the Commission within three months. 56. Every two years, the administrative authority shall draw up a report on the tunnels spate fires and accidents, their frequency and causes, as well as assess the safety equipment and measures the actual role and effectiveness. The report shall be submitted to the Ministry of transport. The Ministry of transport to the accounting period following the October sent the report to the European Commission. Informative reference to European Union Directive provisions included in the law arising from the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004, Directive 2004/54/EC on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the trans-European road network. Prime Minister a. Halloween traffic Minister a. shlesers