District Crisis Group

Constitution :

In accordance with the provisions of Rule 8 of Chemical Accidents (EPPR) Rules 1996, the State Government is to constitute District Crisis Groups (DCG) for management of chemical accidents. The DCG is to meet at least once in forty-five days and send a report to the State Crisis Group.

Composition :

As per Schedule 7 of the aforesaid Rules, the DCG would comprise the following :

1. District Collector Chairperson
2. Inspector of Factories Member Secretary
3. District Energy Officer Member
4. Chief Fire Officer Member
5. District Information Officer Member
6. Controller of Explosives Member
7. Chief, Civil Defense Member
8. One Representative of Trade Unions to be nominated by the District Collector Member
9. Deputy Superintendent of Police Member
10. District Health Officer/Chief Medical Officer Member
11. Commissioner, Municipal Corporations Member
12. Representative of the Department of Public Health Engineering Member
13. 4 Experts (Industrial Safety & Health) to be nominated by the District Collector Member
14. Commissioner (Transport) Member
15. One Representative of Industry to be nominated by the District Collector Member
16. Chairperson/Member Secretary of Local Crisis Groups Member

Functions :

The District Crisis Group shall be the apex body in the district to deal with major chemical accidents and to provide expert guidance for handling major chemical accidents. Without prejudice to the functions specified under sub-rule (I), The District Crisis Group Shall:-

1. Assist in the preparation of the district off-site emergency plan;

2. Review all the on-site emergency plans prepared by the occupier of major Accident Hazards installation for the preparation of the district off-site emergency plan;

3. Assist the district administration in the management of chemical accidents at a site lying within the district;

4. Continuously monitor every chemical accident;

5. ensure continuous information flow from the district to the Centre and State Crisis Group regarding accident situation and mitigation efforts;

6. forward a report of the chemicals accident within fifteen days to the State Crisis Groups;

7. conduct at least one full scale mock-drill of a chemical accident at a site each year and forward a report of the strength and the weakness of the plan to the State Crisis Group.

District Crisis Groups in Madhya Pradesh

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