The Galactic Emergency Procedures were a set of rules and regulations in use in the Federation.

In 2267, Galactic High Commissioner Ferris invoked "Title 15" of the Galactic Emergency Procedures, allowing him to assume command of the current USS Enterprise mission and order Captain Kirk to abandon the search for the Galileo, after having waited several days to deliver important medical supplies to the New Paris colonies. But Kirk did not entirely abandon the crew. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

It is unclear whether the Galactic Emergency Procedures are Federation legislation or some other regulation.