Maritime Transport Act 1994

Obligations in respect of dumping, storing, and incineration of wastes

258 Dumping of radioactive waste or other radioactive matter

(1)

Radioactive waste or other radioactive matter shall not be—

(a)

taken on board any ship or aircraft in New Zealand or in the internal waters of New Zealand or in New Zealand marine waters for the purpose of dumping that radioactive waste or other radioactive matter; or

(b)

taken on board any ship or aircraft at any controlled offshore installation for the purpose of dumping that radioactive waste or other radioactive matter; or

(c)

dumped from any ship or aircraft into the sea above the continental shelf beyond the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone; or

(d)
[Repealed]

(e)

dumped from any New Zealand ship or any New Zealand aircraft into the sea or onto or into the seabed beyond New Zealand continental waters.

(2)

No person may incinerate radioactive waste or other radioactive matter at sea—

(a)

in the internal waters of New Zealand; or

(b)

beyond New Zealand continental waters on a New Zealand ship, a New Zealand structure, or a New Zealand aircraft.

(3)

No person may export radioactive waste or other radioactive matter to another country for dumping at sea or incineration at sea.

Compare: 1974 No 14 s 21A; 1980 No 53 s 4

Section 258(1)(c): replaced, on 31 October 2015, by section 47(1) of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 85).

Section 258(1)(d): repealed, on 31 October 2015, by section 47(1) of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 85).

Section 258(2): inserted, on 31 October 2015, by section 47(1) of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 85).

Section 258(3): inserted, on 31 October 2015, by section 47(1) of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 85).