Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill

Government Bill

120—2

Contents

Commentary
Key
1Title
2Commencement
3Purpose of this Act
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
7AStatus of examples
8Kermadec/Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary established
9Activities prohibited in Kermadec/Rangitāhua 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
12APurpose of provisions on authorisations for marine scientific research
13Research applicant may apply for authorisation for marine scientific research
14Pre-application engagement with Kermadec/Rangitāhua 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 onlyHow EPA determines application for authorisation
19AEPA may impose terms and conditions on authorisation
20Matters to be specified in authorisation
21Authorisation is transferable
22Change to scope of Application for change to authorisation
22AEPA may review terms and conditions
22BEPA may revoke authorisation whose use creates significant adverse effects that cannot be mitigated
22CEPA to keep records
22DAppeal to High Court on question of law
23Establishment of Kermadec/Rangitāhua Conservation Board
24Appointment of members of Kermadec/Rangitāhua Conservation Board
25Chairperson of Kermadec/Rangitāhua Conservation Board
26Replacement of members
27Regulations
27AReview of operation of Act
27BAppointment of review panel and terms of reference
28Amendments 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
33AAmendment to Crown Minerals Act 1991
33BNew section 28B inserted (No permits may be granted for land in Kermadec/Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary)
28BNo permits may be granted for land in Kermadec/Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary
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/Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary
39New section 37AA inserted (Kermadec/Rangitāhua prohibited activities)
37AAKermadec/Rangitāhua 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/Rangitāhua prohibited activities
134EBStrict liability and defences in relation to Kermadec/Rangitāhua 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
46ASection 13 amended (Total allowable catch)
46BSection 14 amended (Alternative total allowable catch for stock specified in Schedule 3)
46CSection 14B amended (Alternative total allowable catch for certain stocks)
46DSection 20 amended (Setting and variation of total allowable commercial catch)
46ESection 75 amended (Minister to set deemed value rates)
47New sections 113AB and 113AC and cross-heading inserted
113ABNo fishing permitted in Kermadec Fishery Management Area 10
113ACTotal allowable catches and levies for quota management stocks in Kermadec Fishery Management Area 10
48Section 252 amended (Penalties)
48ASection 264 amended (Levies)
49Consequential amendments
Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: