Continental Shelf Amendment Act 2013

Reprint
as at 24 May 2013

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Continental Shelf Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 16
Date of assent19 April 2013
Commencementsee section 2

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Continental Shelf Amendment Act 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the earlier of the following:

    • (a) the date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council:

    • (b) the date that is 2 years after the date on which the Act receives the Royal assent.

    Section 2(a): this Act brought into force, on 24 May 2013, by the Continental Shelf Amendment Act 2013 Commencement Order 2013 (SR 2013/122).

3 Principal Act
4 Section 4 amended (Mining for petroleum on continental shelf)
5 Section 5 amended (Mining for minerals on continental shelf)
  • After section 5(7), insert:

    • (8) No licence may be granted under this section after the commencement of section 5AA, regardless of whether an application for the licence is made before that date. Instead, clause 5 of Schedule 1 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 applies to the application as if it were an application described in subclause (1) of that clause.

    • (9) A person granted a licence to prospect for minerals under this section before the commencement of section 5AA may apply for a subsequent exploration or mining permit in accordance with section 32 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 as if the licence to prospect were a prospecting permit or exploration permit granted under that Act by operation of section 5AA.

6 New section 5AA inserted (Mining for minerals on continental shelf on or after commencement of this section)
  • After section 5, insert:

    5AA Mining for minerals on continental shelf on or after commencement of this section
    • From the commencement of this section, the Crown Minerals Act 1991 (except section 10) and any regulations made under that Act, as far as they are applicable and with any necessary modifications, apply to minerals other than petroleum in the seabed or subsoil of the continental shelf as if—

      • (a) every reference in that Act or those regulations to land included a reference to the seabed (including, where necessary, the subsoil) of the continental shelf; and

      • (b) every reference in that Act or those regulations to New Zealand included a reference to the continental shelf; and

      • (c) the Minister of Transport were the appropriate Minister for the purposes of section 2A of that Act.

7 Section 5A amended (Payments and contributions with respect to exploitation of continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles)
  • (1) In section 5A(1)(b), after measured, insert ; and.

    (2) After section 5A(1)(b), insert:

    • (c) every permit granted under section 25 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991, in respect of the exploration or prospecting for, or the mining of, minerals other than petroleum in the seabed and subsoil of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Continental Shelf Amendment Act 2013. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 24 May 2013, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)