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Legislative areas

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The MSB works within the following legislative areas.

Civil Protection Act (2003:778)

The objective of this act is the provision of equal, satisfactory and comprehensive civil protection for the whole country – with consideration given to local conditions – for life, health, property and the environment against all types of incident, accident, emergency, crisis and disaster.

Flammables and Explosives Act (2010:1011)

This act deals with the handling and import of flammables and explosives. The aim being to prevent and limit loss of life, injury, and damage to the environment and property as a result of fire or explosion.

Transport of Dangerous Goods Act (2006:263)

The aim of this act is to prevent and limit injury to people and damage to the environment and property as a result of the transport of dangerous goods or unauthorised processes.

Technical Conformity Assessment Act (1992:1119)

This act regulates bodies registered in connection with the assessment of compliance with EU legal requirements. For the MSB this refers to bodies that assess and certify in the field of the transport of dangerous goods.

Act on measures to prevent and limit the consequences of major chemical accidents (1999:381)

The aim is clear from the full title of the act; prevent and limit injury to people and damage to the environment. 

Act on municipal and county council measures prior to and during extra-ordinary events in peacetime and during periods of heightened alert (2006:544)

The aim being to reduce vulnerabilities in their operations and to maintain a good capacity for handling crises in peacetime; and thereby also attain a fundamental capacity for civil defence during periods of heightened alert.

Emergency Management and Heightened Alert Ordinance (2006:942)

The aim of the stipulations of this ordinance is to ensure that government authorities through their operation reduce societal vulnerabilities and maintain a good capacity for dealing with their tasks during peacetime and periods of heightened alert.

Shelters Act (2006:545)

To shelter the population during times of war.

Total Defence Service Act (1994:1809)

This act regulates, for example, training and exercises for those obliged to do national service.

Public Order Act (1993:1617)

This act contains specific regulations for public assembly and public entertainment events.
Published: 2009-12-04 kl. 20:21
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