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List of events that could lead to an emergency and that are subject to a risk assessment, and the authorities in charge of preparing an emergency risk assessment

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List of events that could lead to an emergency and that are subject to a risk assessment, and the authorities in charge of preparing an emergency risk assessment - content
Issuer:Government
Type:regulation
In force from:01.07.2017
In force until: In force
Translation published:04.09.2017

List of events that could lead to an emergency and that are subject to a risk assessment, and the authorities in charge of preparing an emergency risk assessment

Passed 22.06.2017 Annex 108

This regulation is established under § 9 (1) of the Emergency Act.

§ 1.  List of events that could lead to emergency and that are subject to risk assessment

  Events that could lead to an emergency and that are subject to a risk assessment are as follows:
 1) rescue event – a situation on land or inland waters which has developed as a result of a fire, an explosion, a collapse, a transport accident, environmental pollution, natural causes or other similar event and which endangers the life, health or property of a person or the environment;
 2) police event – a situation on land, at sea or a transboundary water body which has developed as a result of a mass disorder, mass influx of refugees, a mass border violation, an attack on a site, occupying a site or other event within the competence of the police and which endangers the life, health or property of a person or the environment;
 3) cyber incident – a security incident on a computer network which causes deviations from the intended functioning of cyberspace or the continuity of vital services or which endangers the life, health or property of a person or the environment;
 4) radiological or nuclear accident – an accidental exposure situation which has developed as a result of a radiological accident or nuclear accident and which endangers the life, health or property of a person or the environment;
 5) health care event – an event which has or could cause a life-threatening illness, injury or poisoning of many people;
 6) infectious animal disease – an animal disease caused by a biological pathogen which endangers the life, health or property of a person or the environment.

§ 2.  Authorities in charge of preparing emergency risk assessment

  The authorities in charge of preparing an emergency risk assessment are as follows:
 1) rescue event – the Rescue Board;
 2) police event – the Police and Border Guard Board;
 3) cyber incident – the Information System Authority;
 4) radiological or nuclear accident – the Environmental Board;
 5) health care event – the Health Board;
 6) infectious animal disease – the Veterinary and Food Board.

§ 3.  Entry into force of regulation

  This regulation enters into force on 1 July 2017.

Jevgeni Ossinovski
Minister of Health and Labour in the capacity of Prime Minister

Andres Anvelt
Minister of the Interior

Heiki Loot
State Secretary