Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection (Kupe Gas Project) Order 2008

2008/9

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Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection (Kupe Gas Project) Order 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 11th day of February 2008  

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 12(1) of the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection (Kupe Gas Project) Order 2008.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 23 February 2008.

3 Interpretation
  • Positions stated in this order are expressed in terms of the co-ordinates used in the World Geodetic System 1984.

4 Protected area
  • (1) The area described in the Schedule is a protected area for the purposes of the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1996 in respect of all ships.

    (2) Subclause (1) does not apply to a ship that is being used—

    • (a) for research being carried out by or for the Ministry of Fisheries, as long as the research is carried out without directly or indirectly attaching any part of the ship to the seabed, whether by anchoring or any other means; or

    • (b) to construct, repair, maintain, or service—

      • (i) a wellhead platform that is centred at position 39°51′03.35″S 174°07′11.79″E; or

      • (ii) submarine cables or pipelines connected, or to be connected, to that platform; or

      • (iii) facilities associated with that platform, or those pipelines or cables.


Schedule
Protected area

cl 4(1)

The area forming a corridor 800 metres wide, being bounded by straight lines that pass through the following points, returning to the position of commencement:

Way pointLatitudeLongitude
139°35.566′S174°10.103′E
239°38.569′S174°08.878′E
339°50.011′S174°06.901′E
439°51.313′S174°06.870′E
539°51.316′S174°07.431′E
639°50.071′S174°07.457′E
739°38.350′S174°09.506′E
839°35.701′S174°10.634′E

Diane Morcom,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order comes into force on 23 February 2008. The order declares a specified area in relation to the Kupe Gas Project to be a protected area for the purposes of the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1996. The order applies to all ships except those being used for the purposes specified in the order.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 February 2008.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Transport.