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2.21.307    DEFINITIONS

As used in this subchapter, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Affected employee" means an employee of the state of Montana whose life, the lives of members of his immediate household or whose property is endangered during a declared disaster or emergency.   A state employee who is a member of the national guard of the state of Montana and who is ordered to active federal or state service by competent authority is not an affected employee under this rule.

(2) "Affected work site" means portions of an agency's premises which are directly threatened or affected by disaster or emergency conditions as described in this policy.

(3) "Disaster" means, as defined in 10-3-103, MCA, "the occurrence or imminent threat of widespread damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man-made cause, including tornadoes, windstorms, snowstorms, wind-driven water, high water, floods, wave action, earthquakes, landslides, mudslides, volcanic action, fires, explosions, or air or water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, blight, droughts, infestations, riots, sabotage, hostile military or paramilitary action, or accidents involving radiation by-products or other hazardous materials."

(4) "Emergency" means, as defined in 10-3-103, MCA, "the imminent threat of a disaster causing immediate peril to life or property which timely action can avert or minimize."

(5) "Personal emergency" means circumstances affecting a state employee which are the same or similar to those covered by the definitions of disaster or emergency, but which are not covered by a declaration of disaster or emergency by the governor as provided in ARM 2.21.308 or during a work site closure as provided in ARM 2.21.310.

(6) "Volunteer service" means participation in local volunteer emergency services, including, but not limited to, volunteer fire fighting, search and rescue, or civil defense.

History: 2-18-102, MCA; IMP, 2-18-102, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 2012, Eff. 11/11/82; AMD, 1991 MAR p. 994, Eff. 6/28/91.

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