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RESOLUTION OF THE MINISTRY OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of February 13, 2003 No. 10

About approval of the Instruction for technical investigation of the reasons and accounting of the accidents and incidents which occurred in transit dangerous goods by rail on the territory of the Republic of Belarus

(as of March 26, 2008)

IT IS APPROVED                                         

Belarusian railroad

27.11.2002          

IT IS APPROVED

Ministry of Health

27.11.2002

IT IS APPROVED

Ministry of natural

resources and protection surrounding

circles of the Republic of Belarus

28.11.2002

IT IS APPROVED

Ministry of Labour

and social protection

Republic of Belarus

28.02.2003

 

In pursuance of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of June 6, 2001 "About transportation of dangerous goods" (The national register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2001, No. 56, 2/775) and according to the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of September 24, 2001 No. 516 "About enhancement of system of the republican state bodies and other state organizations subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus" (The national register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2001, No. 92, 1/3078) DECIDES: the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus

1. Approve the enclosed Instruction for technical investigation of the reasons and accounting of the accidents and incidents which occurred in transit dangerous goods by rail on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

2. This resolution becomes effective after official publication.

 

Minister lieutenant general

internal service

V.P.Astapov

Approved by the Resolution of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus of February 13, 2003 No. 10

The instruction for technical investigation of the reasons and accounting of the accidents and incidents which occurred in transit dangerous goods by rail on the territory of the Republic of Belarus

Chapter 1. General provisions

1. The instruction for technical investigation of the reasons and accounting of the accidents and incidents which occurred in transit dangerous goods by rail on the territory of the Republic of Belarus (further - the Instruction), is developed according to article 25 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus "About transportation of dangerous goods".

2. This Instruction establishes procedure for technical investigation of the reasons and accounting of accidents and incidents in transit of dangerous goods by rail in the organizations under control to Department for supervision of safe operation in the industry of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus (further the Gospromnadzor).

3. Action of this Instruction extends to all subjects of transportation of dangerous goods by rail on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

Chapter 2. Classification of accidents and incidents

4. It is necessary to carry the substances, materials and products having properties which manifestation in transit can serve as cause of explosion and (or) the fire to dangerous goods, to lead to death, disease, injuring, poisoning, radiation or burns of people and (or) animals, and also to cause damage of constructions, vehicles, other objects of transportation and (or) to do harm to the environment.

5. Accident - the event which happened to the dangerous goods and (or) the vehicle transporting such load (explosion, ignition, leakage, prosypaniye of dangerous substance, damage of container, packaging or other event), and the entailed death of people or damnification to their health, material values and (or) the environment.

6. Incident - the event which happened to the dangerous goods and (or) the vehicle transporting such load (ignition, leakage, prosypaniye of dangerous substance, damage of container, packaging or other event) which did not entail death of people or damnification to their health, material values and (or) the environment.

7. This Instruction does not extend to the cases of leakage (prosypaniye) of dangerous goods from cars or containers revealed at stations and other incidents which can be eliminated without car uncoupling from the train and involvement of fire rescue groups, parts and posts in the cities, areas of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus (further - territorial authorities of the Ministry of Emergency Situations), and also the cases caused by operation of the safety devices provided by car design, for safe dumping of excessive pressure of the transported loads. Such cases are investigated and considered in the organizations.

The decision on classification of incident is made by the chief of department of the railroad.

8. Heads of stations (organization) in case of receipt of information on accident, incident shall inform superior organization, territorial authorities of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, law-enforcement bodies on transport, bodies of prosecutor's office of the Republic of Belarus, local executive and administrative organs.

Further the superior organization, Management of the Belarusian railroad inform the operations duty officer of the Gospromnadzor and territorial authorities of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Department of Internal Affairs on transport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

9. The subjects of transportation of dangerous goods guilty of violation of this Instruction bear responsibility according to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Chapter 3. Technical investigation of causes of accident with dangerous goods

10. Technical investigation of causes of accident is made by the special commission appointed by the order of the chief of the Gospromnadzor.

11. In case of the accident which led to death of people, to environmental pollution and other serious consequences, need of financial assistance from the state for liquidation of these effects, investigation can be made by the special state commission created according to the decision of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

12. Representatives of local executive and administrative organ in the territory of which there was accident, representatives of the subject of transportation shall enter into structure of the commission on technical investigation of causes of accident with dangerous goods (further - the commission).

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