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SPECIAL ACT ON THE SAFETY CONTROL OF PUBLICLY USED ESTABLISHMENTS

Act No. 7906, Mar. 24, 2006

Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008

Act No. 8974, Mar. 21, 2008

Act No. 9195, Dec. 26, 2008

Act No. 9330, Jan. 7, 2009

Act No. 10015, Feb. 4, 2010

Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011

Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011

Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012

Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013

Act No. 11998, Aug. 6, 2013

Act No. 12203, Jan. 17, 2014

Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014

Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015

Act No. 13914, Jan. 27, 2016

Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017

Act No. 15299, Dec. 26, 2017

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to enhancing public safety and welfare by providing for matters necessary for the installation and maintenance of safe facilities, etc., the safety management, and fire risk assessment in publicly-used establishments, and fire liability insurance of owners of publicly-used businesses, in order to protect the safety, health, and property of citizens from a fire, disasters and any other emergency situation. <Amended by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 2 (Definitions)
(1) The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011; Amended by Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014>
1. The term "publicly-used business" means a business specified by Presidential Decree as one in which harm is highly likely to be inflicted on the safety, health, and property of persons if a fire or any disaster occurs, among businesses accessed by many, unspecified persons;
2. The term “safety facilities, etc.” means fire-fighting facilities, emergency exits, evacuation passageways inside the place of business, and other facilities for safety as prescribed by Presidential Decree;
3. The term "interior decoration" means anything specified by Presidential Decree among things installed on the ceiling or an interior wall of a building;
4. The term "fire risk assessment" means predicting and analyzing the likelihood of occurrence of a fire in an area or a building in which business establishments for public use (hereinafter referred to as "publicly-used establishment") are densely concentrated, and the foreseeable harm that fire is likely to inflict on the safety, health, and property of many, unspecified persons in such area or building, and the impact of fire on the neighborhood of such area or building, and seeking countermeasures against such fire;
5. The term “place of business of sealed layout” means the place of business falling under standards prescribed by Presidential Decree, the layout of which is not facilitated for light, ventilation, air circulation, and evacuation, etc., among the places of business of publicly-used establishments;
6. The term “interior partition of place of business” means creating a partitioned room using a wall or partition so that customers can use the interior place of business of the publicly-used establishment.
(2) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in paragraph (1), the provisions of the Framework Act on Fire-Fighting Services, the Fire-Fighting System Installation Business Act, the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act, and the Building Act shall apply to the definitions of terms used in this Act. <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 3 (Responsibilities of State, etc.)
(1) The State and each local government shall take measures necessary for the installation, maintenance, and safety management of safety facilities, etc. of publicly-used establishments to protect the safety, health, and property of citizens. <Amended by Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014>
(2) Every person who operates the publicly-used business (hereinafter referred to as "owner of the publicly-used business") shall cooperate with the State or each local government in taking measures for the safety management of publicly-used establishments, and shall endeavor to protect people who use the publicly-used establishment from fire, disasters, or any other emergency situation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 4 (Relationship to other Acts)
(1) This Act shall prevail over other Acts in application to the safety management of disasters, such as a fire in publicly-used establishments. <Amended by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012>
(2) Articles 13-2 through 13-6 shall not apply to the owners of publicly-used businesses in special buildings under the Act on the Indemnification for Fire-Caused Loss and the Purchase of Insurance Policies. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012>
(3) The Civil Act shall apply to matters concerning fire liability of owners of publicly-used business, unless otherwise expressly provided for in this Act. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
CHAPTER II MASTER PLANS FOR SAFETY CONTROL OF PUBLICLY-USED ESTABLISHMENTS, ETC.
 Article 5 (Establishment, Implementation, etc. of Master Plans for Safety Management)
(1) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency shall establish and implement a master plan for the safety management of publicly-used establishments (hereinafter referred to as "master plan") every five years in order to minimize damage on people and property by a fire, disaster, or any emergency situation in publicly-used establishments, develop safety standards, improve the autonomous safety management capability, and settle the fire liability insurance system. <Amended by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) Master plans shall include the following: <Amended by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012>
1. Basic direction-setting for safety management of publicly-used establishments;
2. Matters for facilitating autonomous safety management of publicly-used establishments;
3. Establishment and management of an information system for fire safety in publicly-used establishments;
4. Matters for improving systems, such as the legislative reform of statutes relating to the safety of publicly-used establishments;
5. Educational training necessary for properly maintaining and managing publicly-used establishments, and research and development of technology therefor;
5-2. Basic direction-setting for the fire liability insurance system of publicly-used establishments;
5-3. Establishment and operation of the network of managing subscription to the fire liability insurance by publicly-used establishments (hereinafter referred to as “liability insurance network”);
5-4. Matters for reforming and improving the fire liability insurance system of publicly-used establishments;
6. Matters concerning the research and development of the fire risk assessment of publicly-used establishments;
7. Other matters specified by Presidential Decree with regard to the safety management of publicly-used establishments.
(3) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency shall establish and implement an annual safety management plan (hereinafter referred to as "annual plan") for each year in accordance with the relevant master plan. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency shall notify the heads of relevant central administrative agencies and the Special Metropolitan City and each Metropolitan City Mayor, Do Governor, or the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") of master plans and annual plans established pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (3). <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) If necessary for establishing a master plan or an annual plan, The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency may request the head of any relevant central administrative agency or any Mayor/Do Governor to provide him/her with relevant data. In such cases, upon receipt of a request to provide data, the head of a relevant central administrative agency or a Mayor/Do Governor shall comply therewith, except in extenuating circumstances. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 6 (Formulation, Implementation, etc. of Execution Plans)
(1) The head of each regional fire headquarters shall formulate an execution plan for safety management (hereinafter referred to as "execution plan") each year for the safety management of publicly-used establishments within his/her jurisdiction in accordance with a master plan and an annual plan, and submit it to the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) If necessary for formulating an execution plan, the head of each regional fire headquarters may request the competent head of a Si/Gun/Gu (the head of a Gu means the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) to provide him/her with relevant data. In such cases, the competent head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall comply therewith upon receipt of a request to provide data, except in extenuating circumstances.
(3) Matters necessary for the timing for formulating an execution plan, the scope and contents of such plan, and other relevant matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
CHAPTER III NOTIFICATION, ETC., BY PERMITTING AUTHORITIES
 Article 7 (Matters for Notification by Relevant Administrative Agencies)
(1) Any administrative agency which grants permission or authorization for, or registration of, or accepts reporting on, a publicly-used establishment (hereinafter referred to as "permission, etc.") pursuant to any other Act (hereinafter referred to as "permitting authority") shall notify the heads of the competent regional fire headquarters or the chief of the competent fire station having jurisdiction over the location of the publicly-used establishment, of the following facts, within 14 days from the date of granting such permission, etc. as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. The name and address of the owner of the publicly-used business;
2. The trade name and address of the publicly-used establishment;
3. The type of publicly-used business and the area of the place of business.
(2) When the owner of the publicly-used business does any of the following acts, the relevant permitting authority shall notify the heads of the competent fire headquarters or the chief of the competent fire station thereof within 30 days from the date it receives a report on the act:<Amended by Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015>
1. When the owner of the publicly-used business temporarily or permanently closes his/her business or resumes his/her business after temporary closure;
2. When the owner of the publicly-used business changes any of the subject matter of his/her business;
3. When the owner of the publicly-used business changes or the address of the owner of the publicly-used business changes;
4. When the trade name or address of the publicly-used establishment changes.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 7-2 (Matters on Verification of Permitting Authorities)
The permitting authorities shall verify whether the changed owner of a publicly-used establishment has subscribed to fire liability insurance under Article 13-2, before accepting a report on the alteration of the owner of a publicly-used establishment or report on succession to status of the owner of a publicly-used establishment pursuant to other Acts.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015]
 Article 8 (Fire-Fighting Safety Education)
(1) Every owner of the publicly-used business and his/her employees shall undergo the fire-fighting safety education conducted by the Administrator of the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the heads of the competent regional fire headquarters, or the chief of the competent fire station: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply until one year has not passed since the owner of a publicly-used establishment or his/her employee completed any of the following educational courses: <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011; Act no. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. A training course for fire safety managers or in-service training under Article 41 of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act;
2. An educational course for the safety controller of dangerous substances under Article 28 of the Act on the Safety Control of Hazardous Substances.
(2) Every owner of the publicly-used business shall ensure that all employees required to undergo fire-fighting safety education actually undergo such fire-fighting safety education.
(3) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station shall issue a document certifying the completion of education to a person who has undergone fire-fighting safety education in accordance with paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Persons required to undergo fire-fighting safety education under paragraph (1), the number of classes and hours of the educational course, and other matters necessary for the education, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 9 (Standards, etc. for Safety Management of Publicly-Used Establishments)
(1) Every owner of the publicly-used business and any person who intends to operate the publicly-used business shall install and maintain safety facilities, etc., specified by Presidential Decree in his/her place of business, in compliance with the standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. In such cases, the place of business falling under any of the following subparagraphs, specified by Presidential Decree, shall install a basic sprinkler system, among other fire-fighting facilities, in compliance with standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. The place of business of any publicly-used establishment providing lodging services;
2. The place of business having sealed layout.
(2) If the owner of the publicly-used business fails to properly install or maintain safety facilities, etc. in compliance with the standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, the head of a regional fire headquarters or the chief of a fire station may order the owner of the publicly-used business to take necessary measures such as supplementation of safety facilities or may request the permitting authorities to suspend business or revoke permission, etc. as prescribed by the relevant statutes. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013: Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13914, Jan. 27, 2016; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) In any of the following cases, a person who intends to operate the publicly-used business (including persons who are operating the publicly-used business) shall report in advance to the head of the competent regional fire headquarters or the head of the competent fire station before he/she installs safety facilities, along with drawings of safety facilities, etc. specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Where he/she intends to install safety facilities, etc.;
2. Where he/she intends to alter the interior layout of the place of business, in any of the following ways:
(a) Increasing the area of the place of business;
(b) Increasing the number of partitioned rooms in the place of business;
(c) Altering the layout of any interior corridors;
3. When he/she completes construction of safety facilities, etc.
(4) Upon receipt of a report pursuant to paragraph (3) 1 and 2, the head of the relevant regional fire headquarters or the chief of a fire station shall examine whether the drawings conform to standards prescribed by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, and shall provide guidance to conform to the standards. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) Upon receipt of a report on completion of construction pursuant to paragraph (3) 3, the head of a regional fire headquarters or the chief of a fire station shall issue a certificate of full installation of safety facilities, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, where he/she recognizes that safety facilities conform to standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, but if such facilities fail to conform to the standards, he/she shall not issue a certificate of full installation of safety facilities until the relevant defects are corrected. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 9-2 (Preventing Falls at the Emergency Exits in Publicly-Used Businesses)
Every owner of the publicly-used business and any person who intends to operate the publicly-used business shall install equipment to prevent falls, etc., such as warning signs of fall hazards, at emergency exits prescribed by the Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior and Safety, in safety facilities, etc. installed and maintained under Article 9 (1), in accordance with standards specified by the Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior and Safety.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 15299, Dec. 26, 2017]
 Article 10 (Interior Decorations in Publicly-Used Establishments)
(1) Any interior decoration used for installation or replacement in a publicly-used establishment (excluding ceiling borders not wider than ten centimeters) shall be made of inflammable or semi-inflammable material.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), if any interior decoration made of plywood or wood is installed, and the surface area of the interior decoration is not more than 3/10 of the total surface area of the ceiling and walls of the place of business (or 5/10 if a sprinkler system or a basic sprinkler system is installed), the part of the interior decoration installed in the place of business may be comprised of a material that meets or exceeds the standards for fire-retardant performance stipulated in Article 12 (3) of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act. <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011>
(3) The head of a competent regional fire head quarters or the chief of a competent fire station may order the owner of a publicly-used establishment to take necessary measures, such as replacement or removal of applicable part of interior decoration or may request the permitting authorities to suspend business or revoke permission, etc. as prescribed by the relevant statutes, if the interior decoration of the publicly-used establishment does not comply with any of the standards prescribed in paragraphs (1) and (2). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014; Act No. 13914, Jan. 27, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 10-2 (Interior Partitions in Places of Business)
(1) The interior of each place of business intended to be partitioned shall be partitioned with inflammable material. In such cases, any of the following places of business shall also be partitioned to ceiling boarders (in ceiling boarders):
1. Business of karaoke tavern and entertainment tavern;
2. Singing practice business.
(2) Standards for interior partitioning of place of business shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) The head of a regional fire headquarters or the chief of a fire station may order the owner of a publicly-used establishment to take necessary measures or may request the permitting authorities to suspend business or revoke permission, etc. as prescribed by the relevant statutes, if any interior partition of the place of business does not meet any of the standards prescribed in paragraphs (1) and (2). <Amended by Act No. 13914, Jan. 27, 2016>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014]
 Article 11 (Maintenance and Management of Evacuation Facilities, Fire-Fighting Partition, and Fire-Fighting Facilities)
Every owner of the publicly-used business shall maintain and manage the evacuation facilities and fire-fighting partition under Article 49 of the Building Act installed in his/her place of business and the fire walls and interior finish materials, etc. under Articles 50 through 53 of the same Act (hereinafter referred to as "fire-fighting facilities") in compliance with Article 10 (1) of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act. <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 12 (Keeping Evacuation Maps or Showing Video Clip for Evacuation Information)
(1) Every owner of the publicly-used business shall keep evacuation maps indicating evacuation staircases, evacuation routes, and evacuation facilities, or show video clip on evacuation information so that customers can safely evacuate in the event of a fire, disaster, or any other emergency.
(2) Establishments that shall keep evacuation maps or show video clip on evacuation information in accordance with paragraph (1), the location at which evacuation maps shall be displayed, the times for showing video clip on evacuation information, the details to be included in evacuation maps or video clip on evacuation information, and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minster. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 13 (Periodic Checkups, etc. of Safety Facilities, etc. by Owners of Publicly-Used Businesses)
(1) Every owner of the publicly-used business shall conduct periodic checkups on safety facilities, etc. for the safety management of his/her publicly-used establishment and shall retain reports on results of such checkups for one year. In such cases, related persons (including fire safety managers) who manage relevant facilities and equipment, such as owners or occupants of the relevant buildings shall cooperate with the safety checkups conducted by the owner of the publicly-used business, when the safety facilities, etc. installed in publicly-used establishments operate in connection with other facilities and equipments in buildings. <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) Any owner of the publicly-used business may entrust a fire-fighting system management business owner under Article 29 of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act, with conducting periodic checkups under paragraph (1), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013: Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) Safety facilities subject to safety checkups, qualifications for inspectors, the cycle and method of safety checkups, and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013: Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
CHAPTER III-2 OBLIGATORY SUBSCRIPTION TO, ETC. OF FIRE LIABILITY INSURANCE BY OWNERS OF PUBLICLY-USED BUSINESSES
 Article 13-2 (Obligation to Subscribe to Fire Liability Insurance)
(1) The owner of the publicly-used business shall subscribe to liability insurance (hereinafter referred to as “fire liability insurance”) which makes him/her liable for paying the amount prescribed by the Presidential Decree to victims (referring to a person who has the right of compensation for damage if a victim dies) if a fire (including explosion; hereinafter the same shall apply) in the publicly-used establishment causes death or injury, or property damage to another person.
(2) When other types of insurance product referred to in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Insurance Business Act includes the provisions of the fire liability insurance stipulated in paragraph (1), such insurance product shall be deemed fire liability insurance under this Act.
(3) Where an insurance company enters into a fire liability insurance contract under paragraph (1), it may apply different insurance premium rates, taking into consideration the matters regarding the establishment, maintenance and safety management of safety facilities, etc. of the relevant publicly-used establishments. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13914, Jan. 27, 2016>
(4) Where an insurance company applies different insurance premium rates pursuant to paragraph (3), it shall consider matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, including the business type and area of publicly-used establishments. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13914, Jan. 27, 2016>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 13-3 (Promotion and Management of Subscription to Fire Liability Insurance)
(1) In any of the following cases, the owner of the publicly-used business shall subscribe to fire liability insurance and submit the certificate thereof (including an insurance policy) to the head of the competent regional fire headquarters, or the chief of the competent fire station: <Amended by Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015>
1. Where he/she changes the owner of the publicly-used business in Article 7 (2) 3;
2. Where he/she files a report under any subparagraph of Article 9 (3).
(2) Any owner of the publicly-used business who has subscribed to fire liability insurance may display a mark indicating that his/her business establishment is covered by fire liability insurance, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) An insurance company shall inform the owner of the publicly-used business with whom it entered into a fire liability insurance contract, that the contract is due to expire, in the period of from 75 days to 30 days, and from 30 days to 10 days, before the termination date of the contract, respectively: Provided, That the same shall not apply to the following cases:
1. Where the insurance period of the contract does not exceed one month;
2. Where the owner of the publicly-used business renews the contract with the insurance company;
3. Where the insurance company becomes aware that the owner of the publicly-used business has entered into a new contract with another insurance company.
(4) Where a person who must subscribe to fire liability insurance falls under any of the following cases, an insurance company shall inform the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of the competent regional fire headquarters, or the chief of the competent fire station, of relevant facts within the period prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Where he/she has entered into a fire liability insurance contract;
2. Where he/she has entered into a fire liability insurance contract, but terminates it before the contract expires;
3. Where the person who entered into a fire liability insurance contract with the insurance company does not renew the contract after the contract expires.
(5) When the owner of the publicly-used business fails to subscribe to fire liability insurance, the head of the competent regional fire headquarters, or the chief of the competent fire station, may request the permitting authorities to take necessary measures against the owner of the publicly-used business, such as revocation of authorization or permission, or suspension of business.
(6) When necessary for managing the subscription of fire liability insurance of the owner of a publicly-used establishment, the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of competent regional fire headquarters, or the chief of competent fire station may request the head of competent tax office to provide taxation information on any of the following, by stating the business registration number: <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. The name and resident registration number of representative and location of business place;
2. The name and resident registration number of the operator whose business is suspended or closed down, and the date of suspending or closing down such business.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 13-4 (Payment of Insurance Money)
Upon receipt of a claim for insurance money covered by fire liability insurance, an insurance company shall, without delay, determine insurance money payable and pay it to the victims within 14 days after determining the insurance money.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 13-5 (Obligation to Enter into Fire Liability Insurance Contracts and Prohibition on Forced Subscription)
(1) When the owner of the publicly-used business intends to subscribe to fire liability insurance, no insurance company shall refuse the conclusion of the contract: Provided, That the same shall not apply to cases prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) When there is a ground prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, including where it is highly likely that a fire breaks out in a publicly-used establishment, multiple insurance companies may jointly enter into a fire liability insurance contract. In such cases, insurance companies shall explain procedures for entering into a joint contract and insurance premiums to the owner of the publicly-used business. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) No insurance company shall force any owner of the publicly-used business to subscribe to any other insurance than fire liability insurance.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 13-6 (Cancellation or Termination of Fire Liability Insurance Contracts)
No insurance company shall cancel or terminate any fire liability insurance contract with the owner of the publicly-used business except in the following case: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Where the owner of the publicly-used business is changed under Article 7 (2) 3: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where the changed owner of the publicly-used business succeeds to the fire liability insurance contract;
2. Where the owner of the publicly-used business has subscribed to two fire liability insurance contracts and intends to cancel or terminate one of the contracts;
3. Other cases stipulated by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012]
CHAPTER IV DEVELOPMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SAFETY MANAGEMENT OF PUBLICLY-USED ESTABLISHMENTS
 Article 14 (Fire Prevention and Control of Publicly-Used Establishments)
Every owner of the publicly-used business shall undertake fire prevention and control duties in accordance with Article 20 (6) 3 and 5 through 7 of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act. <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 15 (Fire Risk Assessment, etc. of Publicly-Used Establishments)
(1) If deemed necessary for the prevention of fire and damage on the safety, health, or property of people caused by fire, the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station may conduct fire risk assessment on any of the following areas or buildings: <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Where 50 or more publicly-used establishments are densely concentrated in an area of 2,000 square meters;
2. Where ten or more publicly-used establishments are located in a five-story or higher building;
3. Where the total floor area of the place of business used as publicly-used establishments located in a building is not less than 1,000 square meters.
(2) If the results of a fire risk assessment indicate that the probable risk index is not lower than the criteria prescribed by Presidential Decree, the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station may order the relevant owner of the publicly-used business to take measures prescribed in Article 5 of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act. <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) If any person sustains any loss due to an order issued pursuant to paragraph (2), the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station shall compensate the person for such loss: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply to publicly-used establishments built or installed in violation of any statute. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of each regional fire headquarter, or the chief of each fire station may allow a publicly-used establishment to partially omit the installation of safety facilities, if the results of a fire risk assessment conducted on the publicly-used establishment indicate that the probable risk index is lower than the criteria prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of each regional fire headquarter, or the chief of each fire station may authorize a fire risk assessment agent registered under Article 16 (1) to carry out fire risk assessment on his/her behalf. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 16 (Registration, etc. of Fire Risk Assessment Agents)
(1) Any person who intends to conduct fire risk assessment as an agent pursuant to Article 15 (5) shall be equipped with technical human resources, facilities, and equipment specified by Presidential Decree and be registered as a fire risk assessment agent (hereinafter referred to as "assessment agent") with the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, as specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. The same shall apply to a revision to registered important matters specified by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) None of the following persons is eligible for registering as an assessment agent: <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015>
1. An incompetent under the adult guardianship or a quasi-incompetent under the limited guardianship;
2. Deleted; <by Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015>
3. Any person in whose case two years have not passed since his/her registration was revoked pursuant to Article 17 (1);
4. Any person who has been sentenced to imprisonment with prison labor or a heavier punishment for a violation of the Framework Act on Fire Services, Fire-Fighting System Installation Business Act, Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act, and Safety Control of Dangerous Substances Act, and for whom two years have not passed since completion of the execution of the sentence or since a decision not to execute the sentence became final;
5. Any corporation, any of the executive officers of which falls under any provision of subparagraphs 1 through 4.
(3) Every assessment agent shall observe the following provisions: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. He/she shall not prepare any false assessment report;
2. He/she shall not duplicate the contents of another assessment report;
3. He/she shall preserve assessment reports for the period prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety;
4. No assessment agent shall lend his/her registration certificate or name to another person or subcontract to another person a fire risk assessment duties for which he/she is awarded a contract.
(4) Any assessment agent who intends to temporarily suspend or permanently close his/her business shall report to the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) Matters necessary for reporting on temporary suspension or permanent closure of business under paragraph (4) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 17 (Revocation, etc. of Registration of Assessment Agents)
(1) If an assessment agent falls under any of the following cases, the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency may revoke his/her registration or order him/her to suspend business for a prescribed period not exceeding six months: Provided, That the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency must revoke such registration if an assessment agent falls under any provision of subparagraphs 1 through 4: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. If the assessment agent falls under any subparagraph of Article 16 (2): Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where any executive officer of a corporation falls under Article 16 (2) 5, but the executive officer is replaced by another person within six months;
2. If the assessment agent is registered by fraudulent or other illegal means;
3. If the assessment agent has been subject to business suspension twice during the preceding one year and engages in another conduct constituting a ground for business suspension;
4. If the assessment agent lends his/her registration certificate or name to another person;
5. If the assessment agent no longer meets the standards for registration under the former part of Article 16 (1);
6. If the assessment agent duplicates the contents of another assessment report in violation of Article 16 (3) 2;
7. If the assessment agent fails to preserve assessment reports for the period prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety in violation of Article 16 (3) 3;
8. If the assessment agent subcontracts to another person a fire risk assessment for which he/she is awarded a contract in violation of Article 16 (3) 4;
9. If the assessment agent prepares an assessment report falsely or inadequately, intentionally or by gross negligence;
10. If the assessment agent fails to commence agency business as a fire risk assessment agent within two years after registration or has not produced any agency performance of fire risk assessment for at least two consecutive years.
(2) No person whose registration is revoked or who is subject to business suspension pursuant to paragraph (1) shall act as a fire risk assessment agent from the date on which such disposition is made.
(3) Guidelines for administrative dispositions under paragraph (1) and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 17-2 (Hearings)
If the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency intends to revoke the registration of an assessment agent or suspend the operation thereof pursuant to Article 17 (1), he/she shall hold a hearing. <Amended by Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 18 (Method of Preparing Assessment Reports and Guidelines for Calculating Expenses for Vicarious Assessment)
The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency shall formulate and publicly notify the method of preparing assessment reports and guidelines for calculating necessary expenses for the vicarious execution of fire risk assessment. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 19 (Establishment and Operation of Electronic Computer System for Safety Management)
(1) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency shall establish and operate an electronic computer system to utilize administrative information necessary for conducting business affairs, such as permission, etc. or amendments thereto and related statistics, in the process of establishing policies, and research and surveys, on safety management of publicly-used establishments. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency may establish and operate a liability insurance network by linking the electronic computer system established and operated under paragraph (1) and the electronic computer system managed and operated by insurance companies and insurance-related organizations, in order to effectively manage the owners of publicly-used businesses who fails to subscribe to fire liability insurance. <Newly Inserted Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Amended by Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency may request the permitting authorities, insurance companies, and insurance-related organizations to provide him/her with data or information necessary for establishing and operating the electronic computer system under paragraph (1) and the liability insurance network under paragraph (2). In such cases, upon receipt of a request to provide relevant data or information, the permitting authorities, insurance companies, and insurance-related organizations comply therewith, except in extenuating circumstances. <Amended by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency shall allow the permitting authorities to utilize the electronic computer system under paragraph (1) in safety management affairs of publicly-used establishments: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply to the liability insurance network established under paragraph (2). <Amended by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 20 (Disclosure of Establishments Violating Statutes)
(1) If the owner of the publicly-used business fails to comply with an order to take measures, issued pursuant to Article 9 (2) or 15 (2), at least on two occasions, the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station may disclose the details of such measures (including the fact of accusation for such violations where a criminal charge is filed with an investigative agency) via the Internet or other means. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) Matters necessary for the contents, period, and method of disclosure of establishments violating statutes under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 21 (Marks, etc. of Exemplary Safety Management Establishments)
(1) When a publicly-used establishment demonstrates exemplary performance of safety management and is recognized as meeting the requirements prescribed by Presidential Decree, the head of a regional fire headquarters or the chief of a fire station may give notice thereof to the publicly-used establishment and publicly announce the relevant facts.
(2) Any publicly-used establishment in receipt of a notice pursuant to paragraph (1) may place a mark indicating such fact (hereinafter referred to as "mark of exemplary safety management establishment") at the entrance of his/her place of business, along with the name of the place of business.
(3) The head of a regional fire headquarters or the chief of a fire station may exempt a publicly-used establishment falling under paragraph (1) from the special inspection on fire prevention under Article 4 of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act and the fire-fighting safety education under Article 8, for a period prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Matters necessary for the mark of exemplary safety management establishments shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
CHAPTER V SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 21-2 (Prohibition of Seizure)
Among claims for insurance money covered by fire liability insurance under this Act, those arising from the death or injury of other persons shall not be seized.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012]
 Article 22 (Entrustment, etc. of Authority)
(1) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station may entrust a relevant corporation or organization with fire-fighting safety education for the owners of publicly-used businesses and their employees under Article 8 (1), establishment and operation of the liability insurance network under Article 19 (2), as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) For the purposes of Articles 129 through 132 of the Criminal Act, executive officers and employees of a corporation or organization engaged in duties entrusted pursuant to paragraph (1), shall be deemed public officials.
(3) The head of a corporation or organization entrusted with affairs pursuant to paragraph (1) may collect expenses incurred in conducting the entrusted business affairs, from persons undergoing the education, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013: Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Matters necessary for standards for facilities to be equipped by a person entrusted with fire-fighting safety education pursuant to paragraph (1), qualifications for teaching staff members, and other relevant matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) No person entrusted with affairs under paragraph (1) shall divulge or provide any information he/she has become aware of in the course of performing his/her duty to another person or use it for a wrongful purpose. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 22-2 (Deemed Public Officials for Purposes of Application of Penalties)
Any person who conducts fire risk assessment as an agent under Article 15 (5) shall be deemed a public official when applying the provisions of Articles 129 through 132 of the Criminal Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015]
CHAPTER VI PENALTY PROVISIONS
 Article 23 (Penalty Provisions)
Any person falling under any of the following shall be punished by imprisonment with prison labor for not more than one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten million won: <Amended by Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012>
1. A person who conducts fire risk assessment as an agent without registering as an assessment agent in violation of Article 16 (1);
2. A person who provides information to another person or use it for a wrongful purpose in violation of Article 22 (5).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 24 (Joint Penalty Provisions)
If the representative of a corporation, or an agent, employee, or any other servant of a corporation or an individual commits an offence under Article 23 in connection with the business of the corporation or the individual, not only shall such offender be punished, but also the corporation or the individual shall be punished by a fine prescribed in the aforesaid Article: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where such corporation or individual has not been negligent in giving due attention and supervision concerning the relevant duties to prevent such offence.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9195, Dec. 26, 2008]
 Article 25 (Administrative Fines)
(1) Any person falling under any of the following shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding three million won: <Amended by Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012; Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014; Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015; Act No. 15299, Dec. 26, 2017>
1. The owner of the publicly-used business who fails to undergo fire-fighting safety education, or who fails to ensure any of his/her employees undergoes fire-fighting safety education, in violation of Article 8 (1) or (2);
2. A person who fails to install or maintain safety facilities, etc. in compliance with the standards, in violation of Article 9 (1);
2-2. A person who fails to report the installation before the installation of safety facilities, ect. or alteration of interior layout of place of business, or who fails to report after completing the construction of safety facilities, ect. in violation of Article 9 (3);
2-3. A person who fails to install equipment to prevent falls, etc. at emergency exits in accordance with the standards, in violation of Article 9-2;
3. A person who fails to install or maintain an interior decoration in compliance with the standards, in violation of Article 10 (1) and (2);
3-2. A person who fails to install or maintain an interior partition in compliance with the standards, in violation of Article 10-2 (1) and (2);
4. A person who locks, damages, or alters any evacuation facility, fire-fighting partition, or fire-fighting facility, in violation of Article 11;
5. A person who fails to display any evacuation map, or who fails to show a video clip on evacuation information, in violation of Article 12 (1);
6. A person who fails to retain reports on results of periodic checkups, in violation of the former part of Article 13 (1);
6-2. A person who fails to subscribe to fire liability insurance, in violation of Article 13-2 (1);
6-3. An insurance company which fails to inform, in violation of Article 13-3 (3) or (4);
6-4. An insurance company which refuses to enter into a fire liability insurance contract with the owner of the publicly-used business, in violation of Article 13-5 (1), or which arbitrarily cancels or terminates a fire liability insurance contract, in violation of Article 13-6;
7. A person who fails to perform fire safety control duties, in violation of Article 14.
(2) Administrative fines referred to in paragraph (1) shall be imposed and collected by the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
 Article 26 (Non-Performance Penalties)
(1) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station shall impose a non-performance penalty not exceeding ten million won on any person who fails to comply with an order within a prescribed period after receiving an order to take measures issued under Article 9 (2), 10 (3), 10-2 (3) or 15 (2). <Amended by Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station shall give a written notice of his/her intention to impose and collect a non-performance penalty under paragraph (1) before imposing the non-performance penalty under paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) When the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station imposes a non-performance penalty under paragraph (1), he/she shall do so in writing, stating the amount of, and grounds for imposing, the non-performance penalty, payment deadline and collection agency thereof, methods of filing an objection, and the agency to which the objection can be filed, etc. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) The Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station may repeatedly impose and collect non-performance penalties under paragraph (1) on up to two occasions a year from the date of issuing the initial order to take measures until such order to take measures is complied with. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) When a person upon receiving an order to take measures complies with the order, the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station shall immediately cease imposing a new non-performance penalty: Provided, That he/she shall collect the non-performance penalty already imposed. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(6) Where the person on whom a non-performance penalty is imposed under paragraph (1) fails to pay it by the payment deadline, the Commissioner of the National Fire Agency, the head of a regional fire headquarters, or the chief of a fire station shall collect it in the same manner as delinquent national or local taxes are collected or according to the Act on the Collection, etc. of Local Non-Tax Revenue. <Amended by Act No. 11998, Aug. 6, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(7) The amount of a non-performance penalty imposed under paragraph (1) by type and severity of offense, procedure for filing objections, and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measure concerning Dispositions, etc.)
Any act done by or in relation to an administrative agency pursuant to Article 8, 12, or 23 of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed an act done by or in relation to an administrative agency pursuant to the corresponding provisions of Articles 8 through 10 of this Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measure concerning Installation, Maintenance, and Management of Fire-Fighting Facilities, etc.)
Fire-fighting facilities that a publicly-used establishment has properly installed, maintained, and managed in accordance with the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act until the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed fire-fighting facilities that conform to Article 9 (1) of this Act.
Article 4 (Transitional Measure concerning Penalty Provisions, etc.)
For the purposes of penalty provisions or imposing administrative fines, any person who violated Article 8 (1) or (2) or 23 (2) of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act before this Act enters into force shall be governed by the former provisions.
Article 5 (Relationship to other Statutes)
A citation of Article 8, 12, or 23 of the Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems Act by any other Act or any subordinate statute in force as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a citation of the corresponding provisions of this Act in lieu of the previous provisions, if such corresponding provisions exist herein.
Article 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8974, Mar. 21, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 14 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9195, Dec. 26, 2008>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9330, Jan. 7, 2009>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Applicability) The amended provisions of the latter part of Article 9 (1) shall apply to places of business in which a publicly-used establishment commences business providing lodging services specified by Presidential Decree as from the date this Act enters into force: Provided, That the amended provisions of the latter part of the aforesaid paragraph shall also apply to cases where a existing publicly-used establishment providing lodging services specified by Presidential Decree alters the interior structure, interior decorations, or safety facilities of its place of business or changes its business owner after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10015, Feb. 4, 2010>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures) As to procedures for filing an objection to a charge to compel compliance for the objection that has been filed before this Act enters into force, the previous provisions shall apply, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 26.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 10750, May 30, 2011>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11037, Aug. 4, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11336, Feb. 22, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That, this Act shall enter into force three years after the date of its promulgation with respect to resting place restaurants, ordinary restaurants, game services, Internet computer game providing businesses and complex distribution game supply business, the total floor area of which used for the place of business is less than 150 square meters among publicly-used businesses under Article 2 (1) 1.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Obligatory Subscription to Fire Liability Insurance by Owners of Publicly-Used Businesses)
The owner of the publicly-used business who is operating the publicly-used business pursuant to the former provision as at the time this Act enters into force, and who must subscribe to fire liability insurance under the amended provision of Article 13-2 (1), shall subscribe to such fire liability insurance within six months since this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11998, Aug. 6, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12203, Jan. 7, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability on Place of Business of Sealed Layout)
Amended provision of Article 9 (1) 2 shall apply to the place of business which reports the installation of safety facilities, ect. or the alteration of interior layout, for commencement of business after this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Applicability on Interior Partition of Place of Business)
Amended provision of Article 10-2 shall apply to the place of business which reports the installation of safety facilities, ect. for commencement of business after this Act enters into force.
Article 4 (Applicability on Hearings)
Amended provision of Article 17-2 shall apply beginning with the case where it is intented to order a suspension of business operation concerning violations committed after enforcement of this Act.
Article 5 (Applicability on Administrative Fines and Non-Performance Penalties)
Amended provisions of Articles 25 and 26 shall apply where administrative fines or non-performance penalties are imposed on violations committed after enforcement of this Act.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. Provided, That the amended provisions of the Act for which date of enforcement has not arrived though the Act has been promulgated before the enforcement of this Act, among amended Acts under Article 6 of this addenda, shall enter into force on the date of enforcement of each Act.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13059, Jan. 20, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. Provided, That amended provisions of Articles 8 (1) and 25 (1) shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Incompetent, etc.)
Incompetent under the adult guardianship and quasi-incompetent under the limited guardianship under amended provision of Article 16 (2) 1 shall be deemed to include persons for whom declaration of incompetence or quasi-incompetence remains effective under Article 2 of the Addendum of partially amended Civil Act No. 10429.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13914, Jan. 27, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Insurance Premium Rate)
The amended provision of Article 13-2 (3) and (4) shall also apply to cases where a fire liability insurance contract entered into before this Act enters into force is renewed after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That any Act amended by Article 5 of this Addenda, which was promulgated before this Act enters into force but the enforcement date of which has yet to arrive, shall enter into force on the enforcement date of each relevant Act.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 15299, Dec. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Owners of Publicly-Used Business Who Reported Installation of Safety Facilities, etc. Beforehand)
Any owner of publicly-used business who already reported installation of safety facilities, etc. or alteration of interior layout of place of business pursuant to former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force, shall install equipment to prevent falls, etc. at emergency exits as prescribed by the amended Article 9-2 within two years from the date this Act enters into force.