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No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006,ALERTS AND DECLARATIONS. 18 Declaration of Disaster,19 Consultation prior to evacuation. 20 Notice of evacuation,APPLICATION OF TREATIES,21 Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency. 22 Application of treaties in time of disaster or emergency. MISCELLANEOUS,23 Hazard Inspections,24 Employees who assist in emergency situations. 25 Volunteers,26 Accredited Disaster Notification Service.
27 Regulations,28 Enforcement powers assaulting or obstructing. 29 Penalties,30 Act binds State,31 Amendment of Schedules. FIRST SCHEDULE,SECOND SCHEDULE,THIRD SCHEDULE,FOURTH SCHEDULE. Disaster management Act 2006 pmd 352 11 13 2006 9 13 AM. No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006,L S MARJORIE BRATHWAITHE. Deputy Governor General,6th October 2006,SAINT LUCIA.
No 30 of 2006, AN ACT to provide for disaster management in Saint Lucia and for. related matters, BE IT ENACTED by the Queen s Most Excellent Majesty by and. with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly and the Senate of. Saint Lucia and by the authority of the same as follows. Disaster management Act 2006 pmd 353 11 13 2006 9 13 AM. No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006,PRELIMINARY,Short title and commencement. 1 1 This Act may be cited as the Disaster Management Act. 2 This Act shall come into force on a day to be prescribed by. the Minister by Order published in the Gazette,Interpretation. 2 In this Act, Annual Report means the Annual Report pursuant to section.
Accredited Disaster Notification Service means an agency. certified pursuant to section 26, alert means an alert issued pursuant to section 17. Community Development Officer means a Community, Development Officer appointed by the Public Service. Commission, declaration of disaster means a declaration of disaster pursuant. to section 18, declaration of state of emergency means a declaration of state. of emergency made by the Governor General pursuant to. section 17 of the Constitution of Saint Lucia 1978 Cap 1 01. and the Emergency Powers Disaster Act Cap 14 07, Director means the Director of the National Emergency.
Management Organisation appointed pursuant to section 4. disaster means a natural or man caused event or an event. caused by both of them which causes intense negative. impacts on people goods services or the environment. and which exceeds a community s internal capacity to. disaster management includes planning for and responding to. disasters by carrying out both pre and post disaster. activities which refer to both the risk and the consequences. of a disaster, disaster mitigation means measures taken to reduce the loss. of life livelihood and property by disasters either by. reducing vulnerability or by modifying the hazard where. Disaster management Act 2006 pmd 354 11 13 2006 9 13 AM. No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006, disaster preparedness means measures to be taken to reduce. to the minimum level possible the loss of human lives and. other damage through the organization of prompt and. efficient actions of response and rehabilitation, emergency means any instance for which in the determination. of the Director assistance is needed, a to supplement efforts and capabilities to save lives and to. protect property and public health and safety or, b to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in any part of.
Saint Lucia,Emergency Operations Centre means an Emergency. Operations Centre established pursuant to section 12. evacuation includes the removal of persons and their belongings. from a specific well defined endangered area under the. threat or impact of a hazard disaster or emergency to. another safer place out of the scope of the threat of the. impact or the impact of the hazard disaster or emergency. where they can have all their every day needs satisfied until. they are relocated either back to the original place or to a. place safe and out of reach of the impact or the direct effects. of the hazard disaster or emergency that triggered the initial. displacement,fire officer means a member of the Fire Service. Fire Service means the Saint Lucia Fire Service established. pursuant to the Fire Service Act Cap 14 04, hazard means the potential for a natural or man caused event. to occur with negative consequences, hazard inspector means a hazard inspector appointed pursuant. to section 23, listed premises means premises listed in the shelters list.
local government unit means a District under the Local. Authorities Ordinance Cap 239 Revised Laws of Saint. Lucia 1957, Minister means Minister responsible for disaster management. National Emergency Operations Centre means the National. Emergency Operations Centre established pursuant to. section 12,NEMAC means the National Emergency Management. Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 8 1. Disaster management Act 2006 pmd 355 11 13 2006 9 13 AM. No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006,NEMO means the National Emergency Management. Organisation established pursuant to section 3,notice includes a notice. a published in the Gazette, b published in a newspaper circulating in Saint Lucia.
c broadcast over the radio and television stations in. operation in Saint Lucia, d issued by any other effective means of broadcast or. communication, notice of evacuation means a notice of evacuation issued. pursuant to section 20, person includes a body corporate or an unincorporated body. Police Force means the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. established pursuant to the Police Act Cap 14 01,police officer means a member of the Police Force. Register of Volunteers means the register maintained pursuant. to section 25, rehabilitation means the restoration of basic services and the.
repair of physical social and economic damage, relief means material personnel and services provided to meet. the needs of those affected by an emergency or a disaster. response means actions carried out in a disaster or emergency. situation with the objective to save lives alleviate suffering. and reduce economic losses, Saint Lucia includes the territory including areas covered by. water of Saint Lucia and maritime areas under the,sovereignty or jurisdiction of Saint Lucia. shelter means listed premises used as a shelter pursuant to. section 13, shelter manager means a shelter manager appointed or. designated pursuant to section 13, shelter officer means a shelter officer appointed or designated.
pursuant to section 13, shelters list means the list of premises established under section. Disaster management Act 2006 pmd 356 11 13 2006 9 13 AM. No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006, Special Service Unit means the branch of the Police Force. known as the Special Service Unit, statutory board means a board committee or other group. which is under any statute responsible for the direction. governing or control of any entity other than a Ministry or. Department of Government and a majority of the, membership of which board committee or other group. would under any Act be constituted by persons to be. appointed to that board committee or other group by a. Minister or public officer and by Ministers and public. officers who are ex officio members of that board,committee or other group.
statutory body means an entity which has been established by. or under any Act and which is directed or governed by either. a public officer or an officer appointed by a Minister or a. public officer or a statutory board, volunteer means a volunteer registered pursuant to section 25. NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION,Establishment of NEMO. 3 1 There is hereby established an organisation to be known. as the National Emergency Management Organisation NEMO. 2 NEMO shall comprise the persons as specified in the Fourth. 3 The Director shall annually publish the names of the persons. who comprise NEMO in the Gazette,Appointment of Director. 4 There shall be a Director of NEMO who shall be a public. officer appointed by the Public Service Commission. Functions of Director,5 1 The Director shall manage the affairs of NEMO. 2 The Director shall subject to section 7 be responsible to the. Minister for coordinating the general policy of the Government of. Disaster management Act 2006 pmd 357 11 13 2006 9 13 AM. No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006, Saint Lucia relating to the mitigation of preparedness for response to.
and recovery from emergencies and disasters in Saint Lucia. 3 The Director shall for the purposes of subsection 1 and in. addition to discharging other functions conferred on the Director by. this Act or any other law, a review and appraise the various programmes and activities. of the Government in the light of the policy of this Act for the. purpose of determining the extent to which such programmes. and activities are contributing to the achievement of such. policy and to make recommendations to the Minister with. respect thereto, b develop and recommend to the Minister national policies to. foster and promote the mitigation of preparedness for. response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters in. Saint Lucia, c gather timely and authoritative information concerning the. conditions and trends in the quality of the environment both. current and prospective as these relate to the likelihood of. disasters in Saint Lucia, d analyse and interpret the information gathered under. paragraph c for the purpose of determining whether such. conditions and trends are interfering or are likely to interfere. with the achievement of the policy of this Act, e conduct investigations studies surveys research and.
analyses relating to ecological systems and environmental. quality and document and define changes in the natural. environment as these relate to the likelihood of disasters in. Saint Lucia, f prepare and review disaster risk assessment maps of Saint. g conduct programmes of public information and education on. the mitigation of preparedness for response to and recovery. from emergencies and disasters, h liaise with persons and organizations within and outside Saint. Lucia for the purpose of exchanging information and. facilitating the harmonisation of the policies of such persons. and organisations with those of the Government of Saint Lucia. relating to the prevention and mitigation of preparedness. for response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters. in Saint Lucia, Disaster management Act 2006 pmd 358 11 13 2006 9 13 AM. No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006, i provide technical advice on draft regulations whether under. this Act or any other legislation relating to the mitigation of. preparedness for response to and recovery from,emergencies and disasters in Saint Lucia.
j coordinate the activities of other agencies involved in. emergency and disaster management, k evaluate the response capacities of agencies involved in. emergency and disaster management including facilities. personnel and equipment, l coordinate the determination of risks associated with each. hazard to determine the frequency and magnitude of disasters. m determine specific damage caused by a hazard, n design disaster simulations for disasters to which Saint Lucia. o coordinate vulnerability assessment projects to determine. vulnerable areas for each hazard to which Saint Lucia is. p consult with the Head of the Physical Planning and. Development Division when an Environmental Impact, Assessment has been submitted to the Director for comments. pursuant to the Physical Planning and Development Act 2001. Assistance by other persons, 6 The Director may be assisted by such number of public officers.
or other persons as may be appointed or designated for that purpose. including public officers appointed or designated to discharge the. functions of hazard inspectors or shelter managers and police officers. or volunteers under this Act,Directions by Minister to Director. 7 The Minister may on any matter relating to the Minister s. functions as a Minister that affects the public interests of Saint Lucia. give directions to the Director of a special or general character in. relation to the policy to be followed in the exercise of the powers. conferred and the duties imposed on the Director by or under this Act. Disaster management Act 2006 pmd 359 11 13 2006 9 13 AM. No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006,NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE. ANNUAL REPORT AND PLAN,National Emergency Management Advisory Committee. 8 1 There shall be a National Emergency Management Advisory. Committee comprising, a the Minister responsible for disaster management as. Chairperson, b another Minister or public officer nominated by the Minister.
responsible for disaster management to serve as Chairperson. in the absence of the Minister, c such other members as may be nominated by the Minister. responsible for disaster management to represent,i the Police Force. ii the Special Service Unit,iii the Fire Service, iv the Ministry responsible for public health and the. environment,v the Ministry responsible for public works. vi the Ministry responsible for local government, vii such other Ministries Departments of Government and.
statutory bodies as the Minister responsible for disaster. BE IT ENACTED by the Queen s Most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the House of Assembly and the Senate of Saint Lucia and by the authority of the same as follows Disaster management Act 2006 pmd 353 11 13 2006 9 13 AM 354 No 30 Disaster Management Act 2006 PART I PRELIMINARY Short title and commencement 1 1 This Act may be cited as the Disaster

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