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斐济自然灾害管理法
Natural Disaster Management Act
【发布部门】斐济国会 【发文字号】
【发布日期】2016年12月01日 【实施日期】1998年06月15日
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斐济自然灾害管理法

【法律沿革】

本法于1998年6月15日由斐济总统颁布生效,经2005年、2010年、2016年修改。

【内容介绍】

本法分为七部分,计44条,并含4个附件。包括基础内容,国家灾害管理委员会,行政管理,应急行动,自然灾害期间的特别权力,救济与灾后重建,减灾、公众意识和培训等

【内容出处】

https://www.laws.gov.fj/Acts/DisplayAct/733

《自然灾害管理法》Natural DisasterManagement Act

Part1 - PRELIMINARY

Short title and commencement

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Natural DisasterManagement Act, 1998.
(2) This Act shall come into force on a date appointed by the Minister andpublished in the Gazette.

Interpretation

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

"agency"means every department of Government, every member of the Council, and everyother statutory authority, community organisation or person which or who isgiven a role in disaster management by the National Disaster Management Plan;

'"Agency SupportPlan" means the procedures developed by the National Disaster ManagementOffice in conjunction with agencies, outlining procedures to be followed byagencies for responding to the threat of a disaster;

"DeputySecretary" means the Deputy Secretary subordinate to the PermanentSecretary responsible for disaster management;

"Director"means the person appointed as Director of the National Disaster ManagementOffice under section 8(2);

"disaster"means a natural disaster and includes the occurrence of a major misfortunewhich disrupts the basic fabric and normal functioning of the society orcommunity, or an event or series of events which give rise to casualties,and/or damage or loss of property, infra-structure, essential services or meansof livelihood on a scale which is beyond the normal capacity of the affectedcommunities to cope with unaided, but does not include man-made disasters;

"disasterarea" means an area of the Fiji Islands in respect of which a naturaldisaster has been declared under section 17;

"disastermanagement" means all aspects of planning for and responding to disasters,including both pre-and post-disaster activities and includes the management ofboth the risks and the consequences of disasters;

"disastermitigation" means all activities undertaken in anticipation of theoccurrence of a potential disaster, including preparedness and long-term riskreduction measures:

"disasterpreparedness" means measures to ensure the readiness and ability ofsociety to-

(a) forecast and take precautionary measures inadvance of an imminent threat of disaster (in cases where advance warnings arepossible); and

(b) respond to and cope with effects of a disaster byorganising and delivering timely and effective rescue, relief and otherappropriate post-disaster assistance;

"Disaster ServiceLiaison Officer" means a prison appointed under section l5 (1);

"EmergencyCommittee" means the committee of that name established by section 7(a);

"emergencyoperation" means action taken in response to a declaration of a naturaldisaster under section 17 to minimise or contain the eventual negative effects,and action taken to preserve lives and provide basic services in the immediateaftermath of a disaster for so long as an emergency situation prevails;

"EmergencyOperations Centre" means a suitably equipped and, staffed area or room,from within which emergency operations are conducted either at the national,divisional or district level;

"emergencysituation" means a situation in the whole of the Fiji Islands, or any partof them, which has resulted in a natural disaster being declared under section17;

"hazardwarning" means a warning of a storm, tsunami, earthquake, flood or othernatural phenomenon which could develop into a disaster;

"Minister"means the Minister responsible for disaster management;

"Ministry'' meansthe Ministry responsible for disaster management;

"Mitigation andPrevention Committee" means the committee of that name established bysection 7(c);

"nationaldisaster" means a disaster affecting the whole of the Fiji Islands;

"National DisasterController" means the Permanent Secretary or Deputy Secretary;

"National DisasterCoordinator" means the person referred to in section 13;

"National DisasterManagement Council" or "Council" means the body responsible fordisaster management policy and operations established by section 4;

"National DisasterManagement Office" means that unit within the Ministry responsible fordisaster management where the day-to-day functions of the disaster managementorganisations are conducted;

"National DisasterManagement Plan" means the Plan of that name published by the Council inJanuary 1995 and approved by the Cabinet, or any amendment or replacement ofthat Plan so published and approved;

"Non-GovernmentOrganisation" means a local body in the Fiji Islands whose function is toprovide, administer and distribute such material and physical assistance as maybe made available from non-government sources both within the Fiji Islands andfrom overseas, in response to a declared disaster;

"PermanentSecretary" means the Permanent Secretary to the Minister;

"PreparednessCommittee" means the committee of that name established by section 7(b);

"StandardOperating Procedures" means procedures developed by the National DisasterCo-ordinator in conjunction with Divisional Commissioners and District Officersfor responding to an emergency situation and conducting an emergency operation.

Application of Act

3.(1) This Act binds the State.
(2) The Chairman and membership of the Council shall be as specified inSchedule l.

 

Part2 - ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

Establishment of Council

4.(1) There shall be established a National DisasterManagement Council;
(2) The Chairman and membership of the Council shall be as specified inSchedule 1.

Functions of Council

5. Council shall -

(a) have overall responsibility for disastermanagement irrespective of whether there is a disaster or not;

(b) develop suitable strategies and policies fordisaster mitigation and preparedness and for training, management and publiceducation in disaster management;

(c) prepare and implement adequate rehabilitationprogrammes after disasters;

(d) recommend policies, strategies and alternatives toCabinet;

(e) form sub-committee to execute specific taskswithin their specific fields of competence, in addition to those mentioned insection 7.

 

Powers of Chairman of Council

6. The Chairman of the Council may -

(a) call for members' attendance according to disastermanagement needs;

(b) co-opt Divisional Commissioners and any otherpersons whom he considers will be of help to achieve disaster managementobjectives;

(c) delegateresponsibility for the conduct of disaster management activities and responseoperations to the National Disaster Controller.

Committees of Council

7.(1) The Council shallhave 3 committees to assist the Council namely, the -

(a) Emergency Committeewhose membership is as specified in Schedule 2 and which shall have the centralcontrol during emergency operations;

(b) Preparedness Committee whose membership is asspecified in Schedule 3 and which shall be responsible for community awarenessactivities;

(c) Mitigation and Prevention Committee, whosemembership is as specified in Schedule 4 and which shall initiate andco-ordinate the implementation of disaster mitigation activities.

(2) The Committeesestablished by subsection (1) shall be guided in the performance of theirfunctions by the National Disaster Management.

National Disaster Management Office
8.
(1) There shall be a National Disaster Management Office which shallbe responsible for the day-to-day operations of disaster management.
(2) The National Disaster Management Office shall consist of -

(a) the Director, the Principal Disaster ManagementOfficer and the Senior Disaster Management Officer who shall be public officersappointed to those posts by the Council; and

(b) other persons appointed and employed in accordancewith the provisions of the Public Service Act.

(3) The main functionsof the National Disaster Management Office are to -

(a) implement policies laid down by the Council andCabinet;

(b) advise the National Disaster Controller, theCouncil and other relevant bodies on disaster related matters;

(c) initiate formulation of policies for developmentof disaster management organisations and activities;

(d) arrange meetings of the Council and itssub-committees, provide Secretariat support and initiate follow-up action;

(e) deal with disaster management related issues atthe national level;

(f) initiate and co-ordinate the preparation ofrehabilitation plans after national disasters;

(g) review disaster preparedness arrangements andcarry out post-disaster reviews;

(h) co-ordinate disaster management training andpublic education; and

(i) perform any other functions as directed by theNational Disaster Controller.

National Emergence Operation Centre

9. There shall be a National Emergency OperationCentre which shall -

(a) co-ordinate activities of disaster monitoring,warning and immediate post-disaster response including disaster relief work;

(b) be activated when a specific threat of disasterdevelops or when a disaster occurs;

(c) be manned on a 24-hour basis from teams drawn fromthe public service and agencies when activated;

(d) carry out its functions according to the StandardOperating Procedure;

(e) obtain regular situation reports from theDivisional and District Emergency Operation Centres;

(f) co-ordinate requests for assistance duringemergency situations.

 

Part3 - ADMINISTRATION

National Disaster Controller

10. There shall be a National Disaster Controller andthe person holding the office of Permanent Secretary shall be the NationalDisaster Controller.

Functions, duties and powers of the NationalDisaster Controller
11.
-(1) The National Disaster Controller shall –

(a) advise the Minister on operational mattersrelating to disaster management and activities;

(b) through the Director, advice and assist agenciesand Non-Government Organisations on matters relating to disaster managementactivities;

(c) exercise and perform such functions, duties andpowers with respect to disaster matters as are conferred on him by this Act oras he is required by the Minister to perform.

(2) Without limitingsubsection (1) the National Disaster Controller shall be responsible for the -

(a) co-ordination of the planning and execution ofdisaster management measures;

(b) provision to render readily available personnel,material and services adequate for the carrying out of disaster managementmeasures; and

(c) direction and control for the purpose of this Actof personnel, material and services available and at his disposal for disastermanagement measures.

(3) In the exercise ofhis functions, the National Disaster Controller may -

(a) during an emergency situation, co-ordinate the useof all government resources to address the emergency situation;

(b) through the Director, disseminate information andadvise on matters relating to potential or actual emergency situations;

(c) through the Director, promote, carry out or causeto be carried out, the training of personnel for disaster managementactivities.

Delegation of functions, duties and powers

12. In the absence of the National DisasterController, by reason of illness, absence from the Fiji Islands or for anyother reason, or in the case of a vacancy in the office of the PermanentSecretary and for so long as the absence or vacancy continues, the DeputySecretary shall have and may exercise all the powers, authorities, duties andfunctions of the National Disaster Controller under this Act.

National Disaster Co-ordinator

13. There shall be a National Disaster Co-ordinatorand the person holding the cost of Director shall be the National DisasterCo-ordinator.
14.(1) The functions of the National Disaster Co-ordinator shall be to-

(a) co-ordinate, supervise and implement policies ofthe Council;

(b) co-ordinate the duties and functions of theNational Disaster Management Office;

(c) advise the National Disaster Controller on allmatters pertaining to disaster management activities;

(d) liaise with and advise Divisional Commissioner andDistrict Officers on disaster management matters;

(e) liaise with and advise Disaster Service LiaisonOfficers on disaster management matters;

(f) supervise and have overall responsibility for theNational Emergency Operations Centre and ensure that the Centre is at all timesin a full state of readiness for an emergency operation;

(g) advise and assist agencies and Non-GovernmentOrganisations on matters relating to disaster management activities;

(h) prepare and revise a National Disaster ManagementPlan and National Support Plans and initiate training with respect to suchplans;

(i) manage the acquisition and distribution ofinternational assistance provided in response to an emergency situation.

(j) perform any other functions and duties as directedby the national disaster controller.

(2) In the exercise ofhis functions the National Disaster Co-ordinator shall have the power, underthe direction of the National Disaster Controller, to -

(a) supervise and have overall responsibility for theNational Emergency Operations Centre;

(b) disseminate information and advice on matterrelating to potential or actual emergency situations;

(c) promote, carry out or cause to be carried out thetraining of personnel for disaster management activities.

(3) In the absence, forwhatever reason, of the National Disaster Co-ordinator, the Principal DisasterManagement Officer shall perform and exercise all the functions, duties andpowers vested in the Co-ordinator by or under this Act.

Disaster Service Liaison Officer

15.(1) A Disaster Service Liaison Officer shall be aperson appointed by an agency to be the contact point between the agency andthe National Disaster Management Office.
(2) The functions of a Disaster Service Liaison Officer shall be to -

(a) liaise with the National Disaster ManagementOffice on disaster management matters for his agency;

(b) co-ordinate and implement disaster preparedness,mitigation and prevention programmes for his agency; and

(c) attend disaster management meetings by theNational Disaster Management Office.

Budget

16.(1) The Ministry shall ensure that an allocation isprovided within its annual budgetary estimates to finance disaster management,including preparedness, prevention, mitigation, emergency response,rehabilitation, long-term recovery and related activities, as the Council maydetermine.
(2) The Minister shall keep Cabinet informed on the status of allocations undersubsection (1).

 

Part4 - EMERGENCY OPERATIONS

 

Declaration of natural disaster

17.(1) A natural disaster in respect of the whole orpart of the Fiji Islands may be declared by the Cabinet on the advice of theCouncil.
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), if at any time the Council is dispersedor for whatever reason cannot hold a meeting, the Cabinet will be advised bythe Emergency Committee.
(3) For the purpose of subsection (1) an emergency situation at the divisionalor district level shall be communicated by the Divisional Commissioner to theNational Disaster Controller who shall convene a meeting of the Council for a decisionbefore advising Cabinet to declare a natural disaster.

Public declaration

18. The declaration or revoking of a natural disastermust -

(a) be announced by public broadcast on television andradio;

(b) be published in the Gazette.

Duration of declaration

19. Unless it is sooner revoked, the declaration of anatural disaster remains in force for such a period (not exceeding 30 days) asis specified in the declaration.

Operational command and co-ordination

20.(1) The National Disaster Controller will be inoverall command when an emergency operation is initiated. He will be assistedby the Divisional Commissioners and the District Officers at divisional anddistrict levels.
(2) All government resources will be at the disposition of the National DisasterController during an emergency operation.
(3) All agencies are subordinate to the National Disaster Controller at theirrespective levels during an emergency operation.

Warning arrangement

21.(1) Warning information relating to an emergencysituation must be passed on immediately to persons who hold key decision-makingresponsibilities in any organisation likely to be affected by the situation.
(2) Agencies mentioned in the National Disaster Management Plan as beingresponsible for the issue of hazard warnings in their specific fields shall doso depending on the urgency of the situation.
(3) An agency which issues a hazard warning shall inform the National DisasterController immediately who will in turn convene a meeting of the EmergencyCommittee.
(4) All radio stations broadcasting live when a hazard warning is issued underthis section shall upon receipt of a warning from the relevant agency or personimmediately broadcast messages to the nation or to the areas concerned.

Operational activities at national level

22.-(1) The National Emergency Operations Centre shallbe the centre for all co-ordination and command at the national level during anemergency operation.
(2) The National Disaster Controller may employ government, chartered orforeign aircraft to make an aerial survey and assessment of a disaster area.
(3) The National Disaster Controller may allocate personnel and equipmentimmediately to disaster areas and may ask the Commander of the Republic of FijiMilitary Forces to allocate military personnel for emergency tasks in suchareas.

Operational activities at divisional and districtlevels

23. During an emergency operation -

(a) the Divisional Emergency Operations Centre shallbe the centre for all disaster co-ordination and command at the divisionallevel;

(b) all government resources in a division will be atthe disposition of the Divisional Commissioner;

(c) all agencies and persons in a division shall besubordinate to the Division Commissioner;

(d) the District Emergency Operations Centre shall bethe centre for disaster operations at the district level;

(e) all government resources in a district shall comeunder the disposition of the District Officer;

(f) all agencies and persons in a district shall besubordinate to the District Officer.

Immunity from liability

24. A person performing a role or discharging aresponsibility in accordance with the National Disaster Management Plan, AgencySupport Plan or any regulations which apply during an emergency situation shallliable from injury or loss sustained by any other person, unless such loss orinjury is caused by or arises from negligence or wilful default.

 

 

Part5 - SPECIAL POWERS DURING DECLARATION OF NATURAL DISASTER

 

Minister responsible to inform Cabinet of necessaryaction

25.(1) If a natural disaster is declared under Part 4,the Council through the Minister responsible will inform Cabinet of any actionwhich may be necessary including the making of regulations for -

(a) the evacuation of people in their own interests,or in order to facilitate the necessary operations of the police or militarypersonnel;

(b) the temporary acquisition or control of anyproperty, undertaking or land;

(c) the entering and search of any premises;

(d) the supply and distribution of essential reliefsupplies, medical assistance, shelter and other resources;

(e) the maintenance of the means of transportation byland, sea or air and the control of the transport of persons and resources;

(f) the payment of compensation and remuneration topersons affected by government action or under special powers;

(g) directing the movements of persons by land, sea orair in the interests of safety;

(h) prohibiting the unjustified exploitation of adisaster for profit.

(2) Regulations underthis section may prescribe penalties for contravention not exceeding $2,000 and12 months imprisonment.

Power to direct government agencies during anemergence situation

26.(1) The National Disaster Controller is responsiblefor controlling and co-ordinating the activities of government agencies and theallocation of available resources from government as he considers necessary forresponding to an emergency situation.
(2) The National Disaster Controller may direct any government agencies to door refrain from doing any act or to exercise or to refrain from exercising anyfunction during an emergency situation.
(3) If a direction is given to a government agency under subsection (2) -

(a) the government agency must comply with thedirection;

(b) the direction prevails over anything to thecontrary in any Act or law.

Obstruction an offence

27.(1) It is an offence to obstruct, hinder or in anyway interfere with a person engaging in any activity as a member, officer orvolunteer of an agency performing a role or discharging a responsibility inaccordance with this Act, the National Disaster Management Plan, Agency SupportPlans or any regulations made under section 25.
(2) A police officer may arrest without warrant any person whom he hasreasonable cause to believe is acting in breach of subsection (1).
(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable onconviction to a fine of $1,000 and to imprisonment for 12 months.

 

 

Part6 - RELIEF AND REHABILITATION

 

Relief assistance

28. (1) The Minister through the National DisasterController, National Disaster Co-ordinator, Divisional Commissioners andDistrict Officers shall be responsible for on-going relief and assistance todisaster-stricken communities.
(2) The National Disaster Management Office shall provide a plan of action foron-going relief assistance if requested by the Minister and the Council.
(3) The Government and recognized Non-Government Organisations shall providedisaster relief assistance during an emergency situation until the communityhas restored its self-reliance.
(4) The distribution of relief supplies shall be undertaken by DistrictOfficers in accordance with criteria and guidelines approved by the Minister orby the Council.

Immediate relief assistance

29.(1) The District Officer shall be responsible forimmediate relief assistance to disaster victims at designated evacuationcentres in a district.
(2) The District Officer shall seek prior approval for distribution of immediaterelief assistance from his Divisional Commissioner.
(3) The Minster shall be advised by the National Disaster Controller of theimmediate relief assistance situation before convening a meeting of theCouncil.

Specific responsibilities in relation to urgentneed

30.(1) The Public Works Department shall beresponsible for provision of access to safe water, emergency water supplyoperation, distribution of containers and other related matters during and foras long as required after an emergency situation.
(2) The Health Department shall take appropriate measures to ensure thatenvironmental conditions created by an emergency situation do not give rise toincreased health risks during the situation.
(3) The departments mentioned in this section shall work closely with theDistrict Officer in relation to their responsibilities in a district.

On-going relief assistance

31.(1) Based on reports prepared by the NationalDisaster Management office, the Emergency Committee will decide on a strategyfor on-going relief assistance during an emergency situation.
(2) The National Disaster Management Office, through the DivisionalCommissioners and District Officers, shall co-ordinate and implement disasterrelief assistance requires in divisions and districts after an emergencyoperation.
(3) Disaster relief assistance under this section should not in any way reduceor slow down communal and individual activities to regain self-reliance.

Request for international assistance

32.(1) The National Disaster Controller may requestthe Minister of Foreign Affairs to call for foreign assistance in an emergencysituation and the Controller and the Emergency Committee shall co-ordinate allforeign assistance provided as a result.
(2) Non-Government Organisations may also request international assistance fromtheir respective international organisations.

Role of Non-Government Organisation

33. Disaster relief assistance provided byNon-Government Organisations in district shall be co-ordinated by the DistrictOfficer to avoid overlap and duplication.

Rehabilitation

34.(1) After an emergency operation is over, theNational Disaster Management Office will prepare a comprehensive disasterrehabilitation plan.
(2) Based on the final report on an emergency operation, the National DisasterManagement Office will commence rehabilitation consultation with relevantagencies and compile a report to be presented to the National DisasterManagement Council within 3 months.
(3) Disaster Service Liaison Officers of relevant agencies shall contribute tothe rehabilitation plan as regards their agencies' rehabilitation needs andresources.
(4) The National Disaster Controller will co-ordinate rehabilitation effortsand activities through relevant agencies.

Rehabilitation programme

35.(1) The Council, through the National DisasterController and the National Disaster Management Office, will be responsible fordisaster rehabilitation programmes.
(2) The National Disaster Management Office shall hold consultations with allDivisional and District Officers and Disaster Service Liaison Officers of allagencies when identifying areas for rehabilitation planning.

Specific rehabilitation programme areas

36.(1) The Ministry of Agriculture will be responsiblefor the rehabilitation of agricultural crops and livestock.
(2) The Ministry responsible for the rural housing programme will beresponsible for the rehabilitation of urban and rural housing.
(3) The Ministry of Education will be responsible for reconstruction programmesfor public and committee-run schools.
(4) The Ministry of Health will be responsible for the reconstruction andre-establishment of public health facilities.
(5) The Public Works Department will be responsible for the rehabilitation ofinfrastructure, including roads, Government buildings and bridges.
(6) The Public Works Department, in consultation with the Ministry responsiblefor disaster management, will be responsible for the rehabilitation of urbanand rural water supply systems.

International assistance for disaster rehabilitation

37.(1) The Chairman of the Council, after consultationwith the Council, shall advise the Cabinet of the funding requirement fromoverseas aid needed to cover the cost of disaster relief and rehabilitation ifit is established that it is beyond the national capabilities to cope or if forany other cause he thinks fit to do so.
(2) Briefings of donors who respond to a request under subsection (1) shall bedone by the National Disaster Controller in liaison with the Ministry ofForeign Affairs.

Post-disaster review

38.(1) The National Disaster Management Office shallcarry out a post-disaster review within 6 months after an emergency situationhas ended.
(2) The National Disaster Management Office shall have free access to allinformation held by government departments and may request from other agenciesand persons any information it deems necessary to review an emergency situationand the response to it.
(3) A report of a review under subsection (1) will be submitted to the Councilfor further action.

 

 

Part7 - MITIGATION, PUBLIC AWARENESS AND TRAINING

 

Disaster mitigation and prevention

39.-(1) The Council, through the Mitigation andPrevention Committee, shall formulate policies for disaster mitigation andprevention.
(2) The National Disaster Management Office shall in consultation with othergovernment departments and agencies, co-ordinate and implement disastermitigation and prevention policies formulated wilder subsection (1).
(3) The assessment of the threat of natural disaster shall be carried out bythe following departments of government -

(a) the Mineral Resources Department assessment ofearthquakes, tsunamis and landslides;

(b) the Drainage and Irrigation Department -assessment of coastal riverine flooding;

(c) the Ministry responsible for the rural housingprogramme - implementing cyclone resistant rural housing programmes;

(d) the Ministry of Agriculture - implementingprogrammes to reduce the vulnerability of agricultural commodities;

(e) the Ministry of Agriculture in liaison with thePublic Works Department - flood control and water-shed management programmes.

Disaster preparedness and awareness

40.(1) The Preparedness Committee shall be responsiblefor planning, promoting and implementing disaster preparedness activities andprogrammes.
(2) The Divisional Commissioners and District Officers are responsible forimplementing and co-ordinating disaster preparedness activities in their areasin liaison with the National Disaster Management Office.
(3) The Roko Tuis and District Advisory Councillors through their establishedorganisational structures, are responsible for implementing and co-ordinationof disaster preparedness activities at settlements and villages.

Public awareness

41.(1) The Preparedness Committee shall be responsiblefor planning public awareness activities in respect of natural disasters.
(2) The National Disaster Management Office shall be responsible forimplementing, organising and co-ordinating public awareness activities plannedunder subsection (1).
(3) The Preparedness Committee, with the support of the National DisasterManagement Office, shall conduct annually a National Disaster Awareness Weekprior to the beginning of the cyclone season.

Disaster training

42.(1) The National Disaster Management Office shallimplement disaster training programmes for public officers and may provide suchprogrammes for all members of the public.
(2) The National Disaster Management Office shall ensure that trainingprogrammes implemented under subsection (1) are in accordance with the NationalDisaster Management Plan.

Regulations

43. The Minister may make regulations, notinconsistent with this Act, for the better carrying out of the provisions ofthis Act.

Saving for state of emergency

44. Nothing in this Act affects the power of thePresident to proclaim a state of emergency in accordance with the Constitution.

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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE1
(Section 4(2))

MEMBERSHIPOF THE COUNCIL

1.The Minister responsible for disaster management activities shall be theChairman of the Council.
2. The members of the Council shall be the -

(a) Permanent Secretary responsible for disastermanagement activities who shall be Deputy Chairman

(b) Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs

(c) Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs

(d) Secretary to Public Service

(e) Permanent Secretary for Fijian Affairs

(f) Permanent Secretary for Finance

(g) Permanent Secretary for Agriculture

(h) Permanent Secretary for Public Works

(i) Permanent Secretary for Health

(j) Permanent Secretary for the Prime Minister'sOffice

(k) Permanent Secretary for Information

(l) Permanent Secretary for Women & Culture

(m) Permanent Secretary for Education

(n) Permanent Secretary for Lands

(o) Permanent Secretary for Urban Development

(p) Commander, Fiji Military Forces

(q) Commissioner of Police

(r) Controller of Government Supplies

(s) Director of Meteorology

(t) Managing Director, Telecom Fiji Ltd.

(u) Chief Executive, Fiji Electricity Authority

(v) Director-General, Fiji Red Cross Society

(w) Director, Fiji Council of Social Services

(x) Chief Executive, National Fire Authority

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SCHEDULE2
(Section 7(1)(a))

MEMBERSHIPOF THE EMERGENCY COMMITTEE


The members of the Committee shall be the -

(a) Permanent Secretary responsible for disastermanagement activities who shall be Chairman

(b) Permanent Secretary for Agriculture

(c) Permanent Secretary for Health

(d) Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs

(e) Permanent Secretary for Public Works

(f) Permanent Secretary for Transport

(g) Permanent Secretary for Fijian Affairs

(h) Permanent Secretary for Finance

(i) Commissioner, Fiji Police Force

(j) Commander, Fiji Military Forces

(k) Controller of Government Supplies

(l) Director, Fiji Council of Social Services

(m) Director-General, Fiji Red Cross Society

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SCHEDULE4
(Section 7(1)(c))

(a) Permanent Secretary responsible for disastermanagement activities who shall be Chairman

(b) Permanent Secretary for Fijian Affairs

(c) Permanent Secretary for Lands

(d) Permanent Secretary for Agriculture

(e) Permanent Secretary for Health

(f) Permanent Secretary for Housing and UrbanDevelopment

(g) Permanent Secretary for Public Works

(h) Permanent Secretary for Finance

(i) Managing Director, Telecom Fiji Ltd.

(j) Chief Executive, Fiji Electricity Authority

(k) Chief Executive, National Fire Authority

Passedby the House of Representatives this Thirteenth day of May, in the year of ourLord One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Eight
Passed by the Senate this Third day of June, the year of our Lord One Thousand,Nine Hundred and Ninety-Eight.


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