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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of September 13, 2021 No. ZRU-713

About ensuring seismic safety of the population and the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Accepted by Legislative house on June 15, 2021

Approved by the Senate on July 31, 2021

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of ensuring seismic safety of the population and the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan (further - ensuring seismic safety).

Article 2. Legislation on ensuring seismic safety

The legislation on ensuring seismic safety consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about ensuring seismic safety then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

visual check - visual survey of technical condition of buildings and constructions for identification of cracks and damages of the bearing design, coverings and walls;

earthquake - the tremors and fluctuations in the form of wave fluctuations extended to the long distance caused by the sudden shift, destruction or collapse of crust or the upper layer of cloak;

seismic stability - the indicators of durability of buildings and constructions on earthquake impact ensuring safety of life and property of the population;

mitigation of consequences of earthquake - complex of the rescue operational works which are carried out after the occurred earthquake and directed to rescuing of human life, decrease in damage and material losses;

earthquake epicenter - the point on the land surface corresponding to seismic center;

tool and technical check - inspection of technical condition of buildings and constructions with use of special watch facilities, measurement and control;

strong earthquake - earthquake with magnitude (energy of earthquake) of 5,0 above on the Richter scale;

seismic vulnerability - indicators of damages and destructions which can arise in structures of buildings and constructions as a result of earthquake;

seismic division into districts - classification of the territories by the level of seismic danger on the basis of the scientific analysis;

seismically active zone - the territory designated on the card of seismic division into districts with high probability of emergence of strong earthquakes;

seismic danger - probability of origin in certain territory in certain period of the earthquakes posing threat of life of the population and causing damage to buildings and constructions;

seismic safety - condition of security of life of the population and infrastructure facilities state bodies and the organizations in the field of ensuring seismic safety from the dangers caused as a result of earthquakes;

seismic risk - potential social and economic damage from earthquakes in certain territory;

seismological and seismometric observations - the monitoring of change of the seismic mode in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan performed by network of seismic observing stations;

electronic technical data sheet - the electronic document containing necessary data on condition of seismic stability of buildings and constructions.

Article 4. Objects of ensuring seismic safety

Treat objects of ensuring seismic safety:

territory of administrative and territorial units of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

defense, industrial, agrarian, energy, scientific and technical industryes, water storage basins and hydraulic engineering constructions, healthcare institutions, educational organizations, public and residential buildings;

objects of material and cultural heritage;

bridges, overpasses, tunnels and roads;

engineering and transport communications, networks gazo-, water - heat and electric utility services.

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