Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Order 2006 Amendment Order 2010

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Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Order 2006 Amendment Order 2010

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 26th day of October 2010

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 recommendation of the Minister of Transport and on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Order 2006 Amendment Order 2010.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 December 2010.

3 Principal order amended
4 Protected area
  • (1) Clause 4(2)(a)(iii) is amended by adding , as long as the activity is carried out without directly or indirectly attaching any of the vessel to the sea bed, whether by anchoring or any other means.

    (2) Clause 4(2)(b) is amended by omitting setting or lifting nets, setting or lifting long lines,.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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, which comes into force on 1 December 2010, amends clause 4 of the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Order 2006, which declares a specified area in relation to the Pohokura gas field development to be a protected area for the purposes of the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1996.

Subclause (2) of clause 4 contains certain exceptions.

The exception for a ship that is engaged in an activity other than commercial fishing and is no more than 9 metres in the length is amended so that the exception applies as long as the activity is carried out without directly or indirectly attaching any of the vessel to the sea bed, whether by anchoring or any other means.

The exception for fishing vessels being used for setting and lifting nets or for setting or lifting long lines no longer applies.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 October 2010.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Transport.