Participation in plans, programmes and policies (Sections 4, 6, 15, 17 and 18 and Schedule A)
The Coordinator shall liaise with persons and organisations within and without Belize for the purpose of exchanging information and facilitating the harmonisation of the policies of such persons and organisations with those of the Government of Belize relating to the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters in Belize.
National Disaster Preparedness and Response Advisory Committee: shall include such other persons or organisations as the Prime Minister thinks fit who volunteer or are required by law to perform functions related to disaster and emergency management. The National Coordinator shall consult the National Disaster Preparedness and Response Advisory Committee in the preparation of the Policy Review.
Determination of specially vulnerable areas: Before approving the draft Order delimiting a specially vulnerable area, the Prime Minister shall arrange for a public inquiry at which the National Coordinator shall present the draft Order for discussion and comment. The National Coordinator shall, by notice in the Gazette and at least one newspaper published in Belize, invite submissions from the public relating to the contents of a draft special area precautionary plan. The National Coordinator shall allow a period of not less than four weeks and not more than eight weeks for the receipt by him of such submissions. Any person shall have access to any technical studies used in the preparation of the draft special area precautionary plan. The draft special area precautionary plan shall be published in the Gazette.