Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002

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9 Powers of Director

(1)

The Director has all the powers that are reasonably necessary or expedient to enable the Director to perform his or her functions.

(2)

Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Director may—

(a)

co-ordinate the use of and, during a state of national emergency or a national transition period, use, for the purposes of this Act, the personnel, material, information, services, and any other resources made available by departments, Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups, emergency services, New Zealand Defence Force (as provided in the Defence Act 1990), and other persons and in particular, without limitation, for—

(i)

the provision of transport:

(ii)

the removal of endangered persons and casualties from any area affected by the emergency to areas of safety or to hospitals:

(iii)

medical care and attention to casualties:

(iv)

the relief of distress and suffering:

(v)

the accommodation, feeding, care, and protection of persons:

(vi)

the provision of other services necessary to restore community services and provide for the welfare of the public:

(b)

during a state of national emergency, control the performance of the functions and duties and the exercise of the powers of Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups and Group Controllers:

(ba)

during a national transition period, control the performance of the functions and duties and the exercise of the powers of Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups and Recovery Managers:

(c)

enter into arrangements, including employment arrangements, with any person for the purpose of carrying out civil defence emergency management as may be agreed:

(d)

devise, promote, and carry out, or cause to be carried out, research and investigations into matters relating to civil defence emergency management:

(e)

issue or cause to be issued warnings of hazards:

(f)

disseminate information and advice on matters relating to civil defence emergency management:

(g)

promote and carry out, or cause to be carried out, the training of personnel for civil defence emergency management purposes:

(h)

co-ordinate the planning of civil defence emergency management between Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups:

(i)

advise in relation to, and assist in the planning, preparation, co-ordination, and carrying out of, civil defence emergency management.

(3)

Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Director may issue guidelines, codes, or technical standards to any person or organisation with responsibilities under this Act, including guidelines, codes, or technical standards for—

(a)

the establishment and operation of Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups and Co-ordinating Executive Groups:

(b)

the development of Civil Defence Emergency Management Group plans and operational plans for the response to, and recovery from, specific emergencies:

(ba)

the development of strategic recovery planning for emergencies:

(c)

the development of Civil Defence Emergency Management plans by the Crown, local government agencies, emergency services, and lifeline utilities:

(d)

the operational role of controllers, Recovery Managers, and other persons with responsibilities under this Act:

(e)

any other matters that—

(i)

the Director considers necessary; and

(ii)

are consistent with the purposes of this Act.

Compare: 1983 No 46 s 8

Section 9(2)(a): amended, at 9.59 pm on 29 November 2016, by section 7(1) of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 88).

Section 9(2)(b): replaced, at 9.59 pm on 29 November 2016, by section 7(2) of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 88).

Section 9(2)(ba): inserted, at 9.59 pm on 29 November 2016, by section 7(2) of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 88).

Section 9(3)(b): amended, at 9.59 pm on 29 November 2016, by section 7(3) of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 88).

Section 9(3)(ba): inserted, at 9.59 pm on 29 November 2016, by section 7(4) of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 88).

Section 9(3)(d): amended, at 9.59 pm on 29 November 2016, by section 7(5) of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 88).