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13150 Multilateral - Agreement on the Appointment of the International Mines Rescue Body (IMRB)


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13150


LABOR

International Mines Rescue Body

 

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and OTHER GOVERNMENTS

 

Signed at Bytom, Poland May 29, 2001

with

Attachment

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
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treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
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MULTILATERAL

Labor: International Mines Rescue Body

Agreement signed at Bytom, Poland May 29, 2001;
Entered into force May 29, 2001.
With attachment.

AGREEMENT
on the Appointment of the International Mines Rescue Body
The mines rescue representatives from the United Kingdom, France, Germany,
the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Australia and the United
States of America agreed to appoint the International Mines Rescue Body during
the Meeting in Ustron-Jaszowiec (Poland) on 29 May 2001.
1. The objectives and aims of the IMRB shall be to promote the mines rescue
operations in the international platform and initiate as well as support the
co-operation aiming at the progress in the mines rescue area.
2. The Regulations (Attachment No 1 hereto) shall constitute the Statues of the
IMRB.
3. The Steering Committee shall be responsible for managing the work of the
IMRB. Mines Rescue Service from each country shall appoint a co-ordinator for
the work of the IMRB in the territory of each country:
1. OKD, Revirni Banska Zachranna Stanice Czech Republic
2. Houilleres du Bassin de Lorraine HBL France
3. Mine Safety and Health Administration United States of America
4. Institutul National de Cercetare, Dezvoltare Romania
Pentru Securitate Miniera si Protectie
Antiexploziva INSEMEX PETROSANI
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5. Hornonitrianskie Bane Prievidza, a.s. Slovakia
Hlavna Banska Zachranna Stanica
6. Mines Rescue Service (PTY) Ltd. South Africa
7. Mines Rescue Service NSW Australia
8. Mines Rescue Services Ltd. United Kingdom
9. Health and Safety Executive United Kingdom
10. Centralna Stacja Ratownictwa Górniczego Republic of Poland
4. Meetings of the IMRB shall be held every two years, each time in a different
country. A venue of the next meeting of the IMRB shall be specified at each
meeting.
The representative of the mine rescue service from South Africa has taken the
responsibility for organizing the meeting in 2003, while the representative of the
mine rescue service from Australia proposed to host the meeting in 2005.
5. The IMRB members shall agree to participate in the organised meetings and
to be involved in any and all forms of the IMRB activities.
6. The IMRB is willing to accept another representatives of the mine rescue
services as its members at its meeting.
7. The membership shall be withdrawn upon a written notification of a IMRB
Member's resignation presented during a meeting.
8. The Agreement in English shall become effective upon the execution by the
IMRB members thereof.
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The Signatories of the Agreement shall be as follows:
Ref. Name of Organisation
Signature
1. OKD, Revirni Banska Zachranna Stanice, Czech
Republic (Vaclav Posta)
2. Houillères du Bassin de Lorraine HBL, France (Jean-Pierre Amartin)
3. Mine Safety and Health Administration, United
States of America (Frank C. Young)
4. Institutul National de Cercetare, Dezvoltare Pentru
Securitate Miniera si Protectie Antiexploziva
INSEMEX PETROSANI, Romania (George Artur Gaman)
5. Hornonitrianskie Bane Prievidza, a.s.
Hlavna Banska Zachranna Stanica, Slovakia
(Ratislav Januscak)
6. Mines Rescue Service (PTY) Ltd., South Africa
(Robbie Snelson)
7. Mines Rescue Service NSW, Australia (Murray Bird)
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8. Mines Rescue Services Ltd., United Kingdom
9. Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom
10. Centralna Stacja Ratownictwa Górniczego, Poland
(Jim Shotton)
(Tony Forster)
(Zygmunt Kajdasz)
(Krzysztof Cybulski)
(Janusz Marcinski)
(Maksymilian Burda)
Ustron — Jaszowiec (Poland), 29 May 2001
Regulations of the International Mines Rescue Body
§ 1 General Provisions
1. Name of the IMRB
1.1.The International Mines Rescue Body is hereby appointed by the
appropriate representatives of mines rescue staff members from different
countries.
1.2.The International Mines Rescue Body may use a shortened name
"IMRB".
1.3.The IMRB shall be an informal association.
1.4.The IMRB is appointed for indefinite period of time.
§ 2. IMRB Scope of Operation.
1. The IMRB shall have an international scope of operation.
§ 3. Major Objectives and Purposes of the IMRB
1. The objectives and aims of the IMRB are to promote the mines rescue
operations in the international platform and initiate as well as support
the cooperation aiming at the progress in the mines rescue area.
2. The IMRB may establish cooperation with other professional
organizations, involved in mine rescue services.
3. The IMRB shall meet its objectives by:
an exchange of information on the organization of rescue brigades
in different countries,
an exchange of information on rescue operations,
an exchange of information on methods and principles of rescue
training,
an exchange of information on the technical equipment of the
rescue staff,
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- an exchange of the research findings on the rescue equipment,
the respiratory system protection equipment in particular, already
used or to be used in the future,
- the presentation of the new technical solutions and new
technologies of rescue operations.
§ 4. Membership in the IMRB
1. The operation of the IMRB shall be based on the voluntary membership
of the organizations representing rescue brigades and regulatory
authorities of rescue activities of different countries and different types of
the mining industry.
2. Representatives of other organizations involved in the mining industry, as
well as those of the research and development centers may be invited to
participate in the work of the IMRB.
3. The IMRB members shall be obliged to:
— participate in meetings,
— be involved in all forms of the IMRB activities, mentioned in § 3, pt 3.
4. The IMRB is willing to accept the new representatives of mine rescue
services as its members at its meeting.
5. The membership shall be withdrawn upon a written notification of a IMRB
Member's resignation presented during a meeting.
§ 5. Tasks to be Completed by the IMRB.
1. The IMRB shall complete its tasks by, among other activities, the
following:
organization of the periodical, every two years, meetings of the
rescue brigade representatives, and the meeting shall be each time
held in a different country,
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preparation of the materials for the international mines rescue
website,
transfer of the information of common interest between the IMRB
members,
organization of the shows of rescue brigade operations in different
countries during the meetings.
§ 6. Major Bodies of the IMRB.
1. The work of the IMRB shall be managed by the Steering Committee
appointed during the meeting that shall initiate the operation of the IMRB
in May 2001. The Committee shall be made up of the Leaders of
delegations participating the Initiation Meeting.
2. The work of the IMRB during the periodical meetings shall be managed
each time by the President of rescue staff (organization) in the country of
the next meeting.
3. The costs related to participation in meetings of specific delegations shall
be borne by the members of those delegations.
4. The Steering Committee shall appoint the rescue organization that will
undertake to run an international mines rescue website.
5. The IMRB members agree to provide the information on the updated data
of specific rescue brigades consistently to the President of the Steering
Committee.
§ 7 Final Provisions.
1. The Regulations shall become effective upon execution by the members
hereto.

 

 

 

 



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