Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013 Commencement Order 2014

2014/42

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013 Commencement Order 2014

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 24th day of February 2014

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2 of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013 Commencement Order 2014.

2 Commencement of certain provisions of Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013

Michael Webster,
for 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 brings into force on 28 February 2014 sections 4(2), 5(1), 13(1), 15, 18, 25 to 32, 34 to 38, 43, 45, and 46 of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Act 2013 (the 2013 Amendment Act). That Act amends the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 (the principal Act). The commencement of those provisions is necessary to enable the classification of petroleum exploration drilling as a non-notifiable activity.

Section 4(2) of the 2013 Amendment Act relates to the outline in section 3 of the principal Act.

Section 5(1) of the 2013 Amendment Act inserts new definitions into section 4 of the principal Act.

Section 13(1) of the 2013 Amendment Act amends section 27 of the principal Act, which relates to regulations prescribing standards, methods, or requirements.

Section 15 of the 2013 Amendment Act inserts into the principal Act new sections 29A to 29D, which relate to the regulation of non-notified activities, discharges, and dumping.

Section 18 of the 2013 Amendment Act amends section 33 of the principal Act, which relates to matters to be considered for regulations.

Sections 25 to 32 of the 2013 Amendment Act amend provisions of the principal Act that relate to hearings of applications for marine consents for non-notified activities and related matters.

Sections 34 to 38 of the 2013 Amendment Act relate to joint applications and other matters under sections 93 to 105 of the principal Act.

Section 43 of the 2013 Amendment Act inserts into the principal Act new sections 158A and 158B, which relate to information sharing between agencies.

Section 45 of the 2013 Amendment Act inserts into the principal Act new section 167A, which relates to pre-commencement consultation about proposed regulations.

Section 46 of the 2013 Amendment Act inserts into the principal Act a new Schedule, which relates to the procedure for hearings of applications for marine consents for non-notified activities.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 27 February 2014.

This order is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.