CHAPTER 242
DISASTER RELIEF CO-ORDINATION ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   REGULATIONS

      The Disaster Relief Co-ordination Regulations

REGULATIONS

THE DISASTER RELIEF CO-ORDINATION REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

   Regulation

Title

   1.   Citation.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Co-ordination of emergency activities.

   4.   Emergency Operation Centre.

   5.   Establishment of DOPC.

   6.   Composition of DOPC's Committee.

   7.   Functions of the Committees.

   8.   Emergency meeting.

   9.   Survey team to disaster area.

   10.   Centres of operations.

   11.   Phases of emergency.

   12.   Disaster reporting.

   13.   Resources within Ministries.

   14.   Establishment of DDPC.

   15.   Establishment of DDOPC.

   16.   Guidelines for prevention measures.

SCHEDULES

THE DISASTER RELIEF CO-ORDINATION REGULATIONS

(Section 16)

G.N. No. 33 of 1991

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Disaster Relief Co-ordination Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations unless the context requires otherwise–

   "the Act" means the Disaster Relief Co-ordination Act *;

   "DOPC" means the Disaster Operations and Preparedness Committee.

3.   Co-ordination of emergency activities

   The Minister shall direct all emergency operations through the Director who shall co-ordinate activities of the Disaster Operations and Preparedness Committee, in these Regulations referred to as "DOPC".

4.   Emergency Operations Centre

   There shall be established by TANDREC an emergency operations centre within the Prime Minister's Office.

5.   Establishment of DOPC

   There is hereby established a Disaster Operations and Preparedness Agency under TANDREC, which shall be known as the Disaster Operations and Preparedness Committee, or, by the acronym "DOPC".

6.   Composition of DOPC's Committee

   (1) The Committee shall be composed of–

   (a)   the Permanent Secretary in the Prime DOPC's Minister's Office who shall be the Chairman;

   (b)   member from the Ministry responsible for defence and national service;

   (c)   member from the Ministry responsible for transport and communications;

   (d)   member from the Ministry responsible for home affairs;

   (e)   member from the Ministry responsible for education;

   (f)   member from the Ministry responsible for foreign affairs and international co-operation;

   (g)   member from the Ministry responsible for water and energy;

   (h)   member from the Ministry responsible for finance;

   (i)   the Director who shall be the Secretary of the Committee.

7.   Functions of the Committee

   The Committee shall–

   (a)   prior to a disaster–

       (i)   develop a clear-cut chain of command and alert system;

      (ii)   establish operational plans for various types of disasters;

      (iii)   establish and update each member's own disaster operation and preparedness plans;

      (iv)   collect and maintain current data on the various resources available for use in disasters;

      (v)   promote a widespread understanding of the national disaster relief plan;

      (vi)   ensure that regular tests and training exercises are conducted;

      (vii)   ensure that all organisations to which specific responsibilities have been delegated are fully prepared to carry out these responsibilities;

      (viii)   establish a method of screening the eligibility of victims for different types of assistance programmes;

      (ix)   analyse records of past disasters;

      (x)   review regularly different disaster preparedness and relief measures and co-ordinate them; and

      (xi)   review regularly the national disaster operation and preparedness plan and take corrective action as needed;

   (b)   during a disaster–

      (i)   operate a disaster relief control centre or headquarters;

      (ii)   activate operational plans;

      (iii)   co-ordinate the relief aid of all governmental and private organisations, both national and international, and establish liaison with concerned United Nations agencies;

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