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RE: EM Standards List

From: Don Cameron <donc@internode.on.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:12:22 +1100
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Dear all,

Please find below reference to a collection of top-level Emergency
Management legislative Acts and Regulations (underpinning many national and
international EM standards and describing/defining top-level EM terms and
functions). IDRL (the first in the list) will be of interest promoting EM
standards in nations currently lacking EM legislation. The adopted
resolutions of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are also supported
by the UN.

I will add to this list on a progressive basis - if anyone has further EM
legislative references please pass them along!

PS - The referenced legislative utilities are "disaster neutral". I have not
included any disaster-specific legislative references at this time (eg: NSW
Rural Fires Act) although at some point these will also need to be included
for reference and standards-compliance purposes.

** Legislative Utilities:

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
International Disaster Response Laws, Rules, and Principles (IDRL)
Guidelines: http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/IDRL/advocacy/guidelines.asp
Overview: http://www.oas.org/dsd/Nat-Dis-Proj/Documents/Enews6Final.pdf

Government of Canada
Emergency Management Act 2005
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90e09_ev002
.htm

The Legislative Council of Nova Scotia
Emergency Management Act
http://www.gov.ns.ca/legislature/legc/statutes/emergmnt.htm

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Civil Contingencies Act 2004
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2004/ukpga_20040036_en_1

Government of the United States of America
(Note: US Emergency Law is generally held to be disjointed and of dubious
effectiveness. In some states a local Mayor is empowered to declare a State
of Emergency, whereas FEMA and other accredited Emergency Agencies cannot
declare an emergency. Understanding US Emergency Law involves perusing a
great many State and County laws and by-laws. Overriding authorities are
generally held to be with the US President under Section 401 of the Stafford
Act, 42 U.S.C.  5170 and passively by the US Military under The Posse
Comitatus Act 18 U.S.C.  1835.). This has changed somewhat in recent years
with the formation of the US Office of Homeland Security and incorporation
of FEMA by the OHS, however I am unable to find any appropriate EM
legislative references from this office.
The Stafford Act: http://www.disastersrus.org/FEMA/Stafact.htm

The Democratic Parties of Germany
The German Emergency Act
http://www.bundesregierung.de/en/Federal-Government/Function-and-constitutio
nal-ba-,10206/Basic-Law.htm

New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
The Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act 2002
http://civildefence.govt.nz/memwebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/For-the-CDEM-Sector-CDEM-
Act-2002-Index?OpenDocument

Australian State of Victorian Dept of Justice
Emergency Management Act 1986
http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubLawToday.nsf/95c4
3dd4eac71a68ca256dde00056e7b/e4eea74959156076ca25732400226f92!OpenDocument

Australian State of South Australian Consolidated Acts
Emergency Management Act 2004
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/ema2004190/

Australian State of NSW Consolidated Acts
State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/searma1989331/

Australian Capital Territory
Emergency Management Act 1999
http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1999-76/default.asp

Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia
Emergency Management Act 2005
http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au/internet/default.aspx?MenuID=362

State Emergency Service of Tasmania
Emergency Management Act 2006
http://www.ses.tas.gov.au/role_of_ses/legislation/

Rgds,
Don Cameron


 
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