Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill

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Hon Dr Nick Smith

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill

Government Bill

120—1

Contents

Explanatory note
1Title
2Commencement
3Purpose
4Interpretation
5Transitional, savings, and related provisions
6Act binds the Crown
7Application to national security activities or ships and aircraft of New Zealand Defence Force and foreign States
8Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary established
9Activities prohibited in Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary
10Activities to which prohibition does not apply
11Effect of prohibitions on permissions under EEZCS Act, Fisheries Act 1996, and other enactments
12Relationship with other legal requirements
13Research applicant may apply for authorisation for marine scientific research
14Pre-application engagement with Kermadec iwi authorities
15Application for authorisation for marine scientific research
16EPA must refer incomplete application back to research applicant
17EPA must seek further advice on application to inform consideration
18Other requirements for EPA’s process
19Application may be declined on limited grounds only
20Matters to be specified in authorisation
21Authorisation is transferable
22Change to scope of authorisation
23Establishment of Kermadec Conservation Board
24Appointment of members of Kermadec Conservation Board
25Chairperson of Kermadec Conservation Board
26Replacement of members
27Regulations
28Amendment to Biosecurity Act 1993
29Section 7B amended (Relationship with Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012)
30Amendments to Conservation Act 1987
31Section 17C amended (General policy under more than 1 Act)
32Section 17D amended (Conservation management strategies)
33Schedule 1 amended
34Amendments to EEZCS Act
35Section 4 amended (Interpretation)
36Section 7 amended (Meaning of marine management regime)
37Section 20H amended (Emergency dumping)
38New subpart 2A of Part 2 inserted
20KAdditional restrictions on activities in Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary
39New section 37AA inserted (Kermadec prohibited activities)
37AAKermadec prohibited activities
40Section 132 amended (Offences in relation to activities regulated under section 20)
41New sections 134EA and 134EB and cross-heading inserted
134EAOffences in relation to Kermadec prohibited activities
134EBStrict liability and defences in relation to Kermadec prohibited activities
42Section 134I amended (Additional penalties for discharge and dumping offences)
43Section 134M amended (Application of fines for discharge and dumping offences)
44Amendment to Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011
45Section 5 amended (Interpretation)
46Amendments to Fisheries Act 1996
47New section 113AB and cross-heading inserted
113ABNo fishing permitted in Kermadec Fishery Management Area 10
48Section 252 amended (Penalties)
49Consequential amendments

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: