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Emergency Planning Committees Regulations

made under Section 25 of the
Emergency Management Act
S.N.S. 1990, c. 8
May 24, 1966, N.S. Reg. 15/66

The Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Provincial Secretary and Minister in Charge of Emergency Measures Organization (NS) dated the 19th day of May, A.D. 1966 and pursuant to Chapter 2 of the Acts of 1958, the EMO (N.S.) Act, is pleased to order:

1 That the following Members of the Executive Council will constitute an Executive Council Committee on Emergency Planning, the second named to be Chairman thereof -

The Premier
The Minister to whom is assigned the administration of the said Act, hereinafter referred to as the "Minister"*
The Attorney General
The Minister of Health
The Minister of Community Services
The Minister of Finance
The Minister of Transportation and Public Works.

2 That the following persons will constitute a Continuity of Government Planning Committee, the first named to be Chairman thereof -

The Administrative Assistant to the Premier
The Deputy Attorney General
The Deputy Minister of Health
The Deputy Minister of Community Services

and will plan for the for the continuity of Executive Government in the event of war, invasion, insurrection, real or apprehended, and to that end will plan for -

(a) relocation of the said Government;

(b) the presence of designated members of the Executive Council at the relocated seat of Government;

(c) the division of the Province into zones and establishment of zone headquarters;

(d) the presence of designated members of the Executive Council or members of the House of Assembly at each zone headquarters and the conferring on them of certain powers

and report thereon to the Minister.

3 The Ministers and Deputy Heads of the several departments of Government and each commission, board or agency of the Government of the Province of Nova Scotia will plan for the continuity of administration of matters under their respective jurisdictions under emergency conditions arising from war, invasion or insurrection, real or apprehended, including -

(a) plans for relocated headquarters for each department, commission, board or agency;

(b) designation of members of each department, commission, board or agency to relocate at relocation headquarters and zone headquarters

and that each department, commission, board or agency will appoint a Departmental Emergency Planning Officer.

4 That the following persons will constitute a Continuity of Departments Planning Committee -

Director of Emergency Management Organization (Nova Scotia)*
The Deputy Director of Emergency Management Organization (Nova Scotia)*
The Departmental Emergency Planning Officers referred to in paragraph 3

the first named to be Chairman and the second named to be Vice-Chairman of the said Committee and report to the Minister from time to time on the state of departmental planning.
[*Note: Amendments to the Act and to the Public Service Act made by S.N.S. 2005, c. 48, effective December 20, 2005, established the Emergency Management Office and provided that it be headed by a CEO. Subsequently, the Emergency Management Office was abolished and responsibility for emergency management transferred to the Department of Justice and the Minister of Justice by Order in Council 2011-147 under the Public Service Act, effective April 19, 2011.]

[Please note: The Registry of Regulations has made every effort to update the names of government departments and agencies referred to in these regulations.]