Continental Shelf (Maari Development Safety Zones) Regulations 2008

Reprint
as at 15 September 2014

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Continental Shelf (Maari Development Safety Zones) Regulations 2008

(SR 2008/125)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 19th day of May 2008

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Pursuant to section 8 of the Continental Shelf Act 1964, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Continental Shelf (Maari Development Safety Zones) Regulations 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 23 May 2008.

3 Interpretation
  • In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    floating installation means the floating production, storage, and offloading installation Raroa that, immediately before the commencement of these regulations, was moored at the floating installation point

    floating installation point means the point whose co-ordinates are 39°58′21.8623″S 173°17′51.6630″E

    floating installation rotation zone means the area bounded by the locus (while the floating installation is moored at the floating installation point) of the part of the floating installation most distant from the floating installation point

    floating installation safety zone means the safety zone established by regulation 5

    locus, in relation to the point of the floating installation most distant from the installation point, means the arc of points through which that part of the floating installation can pivot

    ship has the meaning given to it by the Maritime Transport Act 1994

    wellhead installation means the wellhead platform that, immediately before the commencement of these regulations, was situated in the offshore Taranaki Basin with its centre at the point whose co-ordinates are 39°59′09.0090″S 173°17′37.8080″E

    wellhead safety zone means the safety zone established by regulation 4.

4 Wellhead safety zone established
  • This regulation establishes a safety zone comprising an area extending to a distance of 500 m measured from each point of the outer edge of the wellhead installation.

5 Floating installation safety zone established
  • This regulation establishes a safety zone comprising—

    • (a) the floating installation rotation zone; and

    • (b) the annular (ring-shaped) area next to the floating installation rotation zone—

      • (i) bounded on its inner edge by the outer edge of the floating installation rotation zone; and

      • (ii) bounded on its outer edge by a line 500 m from the outer edge of the floating installation rotation zone.

6 Entry of certain ships into safety zones prohibited
  • (1) A ship must not enter the wellhead safety zone unless it is engaged in constructing, repairing, or servicing—

    • (a) the wellhead; or

    • (b) a submarine pipeline connected or to be connected to the wellhead; or

    • (c) facilities associated with the wellhead or any such pipeline.

    (2) While the floating installation is moored at the floating installation point, a ship must not enter the floating installation safety zone unless—

    • (a) it is engaged in constructing, repairing, or servicing—

      • (i) the floating installation; or

      • (ii) a submarine pipeline connected or to be connected to the floating installation; or

      • (iii) facilities associated with the floating installation or any such pipeline; or

    • (b) it is a tanker entering the zone to load crude oil.

    (3) Subclauses (1) and (2) do not apply to a ship entering the wellhead safety zone or the floating installation safety zone to undertake an activity—

    • (a) authorised under a petroleum mining permit granted under section 25 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991; or

    • (b) authorised under a marine consent issued under section 62 of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012; or

    • (c) permitted under regulation 7 of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects—Permitted Activities) Regulations 2013.

    Regulation 6(3): inserted, on 15 September 2014, by regulation 4 of the Continental Shelf (Maari Development Safety Zones) Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/247).

7 Offence
  • (1) The person in charge of a ship when it enters the wellhead safety zone in contravention of regulation 6(1) or enters the floating installation safety zone in contravention of regulation 6(2) commits an offence, unless the ship’s entry of the zone—

    • (a) was for the purpose of securing the ship’s safety in an emergency (whether or not caused by stress of weather); or

    • (b) was for the purpose of saving, or preventing danger to, human life or a ship in distress; or

    • (c) was compelled by an event or circumstance beyond the control of the person charged.

    (2) A person who commits an offence against subclause (1) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

    Regulation 7(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Martin Bell,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 May 2008.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Continental Shelf (Maari Development Safety Zones) Regulations 2008 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint