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Sharing the Results of the Legislative Study on Safety Management Regulation System of Underground Life Lines in the 2019 National Presentation of Research Results
  • Date 2019-05-08 View 191
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The Korea Legislation Research Institute (President: Rhee Ik Hyeon) made presentation on major results under Legislative Study on Safety Management Regulation System of Underground Life Lines in the 2019 National Presentation of Research Results, held by the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRC, Chairman: Seong Kyoung Ryung) on May 8th (Wednesday).
 
2019 National Presentation of Research Results was hosted by the NRC. Twenty-six research institutes under the NRC participated in the event to share their research outcomes during last year.
 
Kim Jong Cheon, member of KLRI, gave a presentation on the “Improvement Plan of Underground Life Lines” and maintained that it is necessary to prepare measures for safety management because there are an increasing number of sinkholes, pipe rupture, collapse of buildings, and fires due to indiscreet underground development.
 
KLRI researcher Kim emphasized, "Facilities buried underground are aged 20 to 50 years or more, so when a pipe buried underground ruptures, a gap will form in the ground, leading to a large sinkhole collapse. Therefore, it is necessary to enact regulations for managing location information so as to track buried facilities.”
 
He also proposed strengthening administrative penalties for not taking safety measures at the excavation stage and building a system for recovery and financial support for victims.
 
Meanwhile, Study on Improvement of Regulation System in the New Growth Sector, which includes improvement measures on regulations in the Smart City and bio- and healthcare field, and Legal Research on the National Qualification System, which presented the direction of reform on the national qualification system and the relevant statues, were selected as the best subjects.
 
Director General Jung Myeong Un of KLRI, who conducted Study on Improvement of Regulation System in the New Growth Sector, said, "The current data-related legislation is governed by protection rather than utilization. Since Smart City is a structure that provides services based on free data flow, there is a need to reform regulations allowing the provision of data to the third parties without the consent of information principals by introducing a new concept called 'pseudonymous information' in the concept of personal information.”
 
Baek Ok Sun, member of the KLRI and researcher of Legal Research on the National Qualification System, suggested that it is required to have a minimum legal basis for the management and operation of national qualifications as national qualifications are very regulatory, and a legislative framework should be established for formulation, amendment and abolition of national qualifications.
 
In the discussion session under the theme of “National Research: Ask the People and Find a New Way,” there were heated debates on the outcomes of various policy studies published by researchers of the national research institutes.