State Crisis Group

Constitution :
In accordance with the provisions of Rule 6(2) of Chemical Accidents (EPPR) Rules 1996, the State Government is to constitute a State Crisis Group (SCG) for management of chemical accidents. The SCG is to meet at least once in three months and follow such procedure for transaction of business as it deems fit.
Composition :
As per Schedule 6 of the aforesaid Rules, the SCG would comprise the following :

1.

Chief Secretary

Chairperson

2.

Secretary (Labour)

Member Secy.

3.

Secretary (Environment)

Member

4.

Secretary (Health)

Member

5.

Secretary (Industries)

Member

6.

Secretary (Public Health Engg.)

Member

7.

Chairman, State Pollution Control Board

Member

8.

4-Experts (Industrial Safety & Health) to be nominated by the State Government

Member

9.

Secretary/Commissioner(Transport)

Member

10.

Director(Industrial Safety)/Chief

Member

11.

Inspector of Factories

Member

12.

Fire Chief

Member

13.

Commissioner of Police

Member

14.

One Representative from the Industry to be nominated by the State Govt.

Member

Functions :
The State Crisis Group shall be the apex body in the State 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 State Crisis Group Shall:-
1. Review all district off-site emergency plans in the State with a view to examine its adequacy in accordance with the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules and forward a report to the Central Crisis Group once in three months;
2. Assist the State Government in managing chemical accidents at a site;
3. assist the State Government in the planning preparedness and mitigation of major chemical accidents at a site in the State;
4. continuously monitor the post accident situation arising out of a major chemical accident in the State and forward a report to the Central Crisis Group;
5. Review the progress report submitted by the District Crisis Groups;
6. Respond to queries addressed to it by the District Crisis Groups;
7. Publish a list of experts and officials in the State who are concerned with the management of chemical accidents.

 

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