Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996

Part 1
Preliminary

2 Interpretation
  • (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    approved form means a form approved under section 12A

    code of practice means any code that has been approved by the Minister under section 10

    controlled substance means any substance defined as such in any regulations made under this Act

    Convention means the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (a copy of the English text of which is set out in Schedule 1), and includes any amendments to, or substitutions of, that Convention that are, or will become, binding on New Zealand from time to time

    Environmental Protection Authority means the Environmental Protection Authority established by section 7 of the Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011

    Minister means the Minister of the Crown who, under authority of any warrant or with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

    offence against this Act includes any offence against any regulations made under this Act

    officer means—

    • (a) any person employed in the service of the Environmental Protection Authority and designated as an officer for the purpose of this Act; and

    • (b) any Customs officer

    ozone depleting substance and substance means—

    • (a) any controlled substance; or

    • (b) any other substance that has an ozone depletion potential of 0.01 or greater

    prescribed means prescribed by regulations made under this Act

    Protocol means the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and includes any amendments to, or substitutions of, that Protocol that are, or will become, binding on New Zealand from time to time

    register means the Ozone Layer Protection Register required by section 12B.

    (2) Terms and expressions used and not defined in this Act or in regulations made under this Act but defined in the Convention or the Protocol shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the same meaning as in the Convention or the Protocol.

    Section 2(1) approved form: inserted, on 1 July 2011, by section 4(1) of the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 18).

    Section 2(1) code of practice: amended, on 1 July 2011, by section 4(2) of the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 18).

    Section 2(1) Environmental Protection Authority: inserted, on 1 July 2011, by section 4(1) of the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 18).

    Section 2(1) Minister: inserted, on 1 July 2011, by section 4(1) of the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 18).

    Section 2(1) officer paragraph (a): amended, on 1 July 2011, by section 4(3) of the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 18).

    Section 2(1) register: added, on 1 July 2011, by section 4(1) of the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 18).