1.1 Major Incident: An incident shall be
treated as Major if any of the following occurs
(Reference: Appendix ‘A, Disaster Management Plan (DMP) 2021, Government of
India Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, revised in September 2021):
a) Any incident of fire
not extinguished in 15 minutes.
b) Any incident on account
of explosion/ blowout/ radioactive (leakage or loss).
c) Any incident causing
shutdown of operation(s) for more than eight hours.
d) Any incident causing
financial loss above Rs. 50 lakhs.
e) Any incident within
unit/ installation premises leading to fatality(s).
f) Any incident within
unit/ installation premises, leading to permanent loss of body part and/ or
g) Any incident causing
major loss of containment and having adverse impact outside the plant/ location
premises including disaster defined under Section 2 (d) of Disaster Management Act 2005.
h) Cumulative lost time,
due to incident (within unit/ installation premises) is more than 45 man-days.
i) Any incident of road
accidents (during transportation of petroleum products) resulting in fire/
explosions which in turn leads to fatality(s).
incident not covered above but which gets reported in the National media within
24 hours of the occurrence shall also be reported.
a) Unit/ installation
premises also includes, area under control of Occupier/ Mines Manager, project
sites (including grass root), pipeline RoU (for incident related to pipeline),
Rig under transport etc.
b) Petroleum product
also includes crude, hydrogen, natural gas (CNG, LNG etc.), and petrochemicals.