Act No. 225 establishment of the National Civil Protection Service
This act establishes Italy's National Civil Protection Service to protect the integrity of life, property, settlements, and the environment from natural disasters and catastrophes. It assigns responsibility for forecasting, disaster prevention, and emergency response to the Civil Protection Department, and assigns specific disaster risk management functions to subnational and local governments. Importantly, it allows the Minister for Civil Protection to declare a state of emergency under certain circumstances and defines the procedures for doing so.