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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of August 20, 1999 No. 824-I

About protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature

(In edition of the Laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan of 17.09.2010 No. ZRU-258, 20.01.2014 of No. ZRU-365)

I. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

This Law governs the public relations in the field of protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature (further - emergency situations) and is intended for the prevention of origin and development of emergency situations, decrease in losses from emergency situations and liquidation of emergency situations.

Article 2. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

emergency situation - the situation in certain territory which developed as a result of accident, catastrophic crash, natural hazard, natural or other disaster which can entail or entailed the human victims, damnification to human health or the surrounding environment, considerable material losses and violation of conditions of life activity of people;

protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations - system of measures, methods, means, set of actions according to the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations;

the prevention of emergency situations - complex of the events held beforehand and directed to the greatest possible reduction of risk of emergence of emergency situations, and also to salvation of life and preserving human health, decrease in the extent of harm to the surrounding environment and material losses in case of their origin;

liquidation of emergency situations - complex of the rescue and urgent operations which are carried out in case of emergency situations and directed to salvation of life and preserving human health, decrease in the extent of harm to the surrounding environment and material losses and also on localization of zones of emergency situations and cancellation of dangerous factors.

Article 3. The legislation in the field of protection against emergency situations

The legislation in the field of protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

The relations in the field of protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations in the Republic of Karakalpakstan are regulated also by the legislation of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 4. Basic principles of protection

The basic principles - protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations are:

humanity, priority of life and health of the person;

publicity;

timeliness and accuracy of the information;

preventiveness of measures for protection against emergency situations.

Article 5. Information in the field of protection against emergency situations

Information in the field of protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations is open if other is not provided by the law.

State governing bodies, self-government institutions of citizens, and also heads of the companies, organizations and organizations shall inform timely and authentically the population through mass media and on other channels on condition of protection of the population and the territories from emergency situations and the taken measures for ensuring their safety, on the predicted and arisen emergency situations, on acceptances and methods of protection of the population from them.

Concealment, untimely representation or representation by officials of obviously false information in the field of protection of the population and the territories against emergency situations involves responsibility according to the legislation.

The procedure for providing with information in the field of protection against emergency situations is determined by the legislation.

II. System of ensuring protection against emergency situations

Article 6. The state system of the prevention and actions in emergency situations

The state system of the prevention and actions in emergency situations consists of governing bodies, forces and means of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, khokimiyats of areas, areas and the cities, the ministries, departments, the companies, organizations and the organizations.

The structure and procedure for functioning of the state system of the prevention and actions in emergency situations are determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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