Continental Shelf (Maari Development Safety Zones) Amendment Regulations 2014

2014/247

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Continental Shelf (Maari Development Safety Zones) Amendment Regulations 2014

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of July 2014

Present:
Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

Pursuant to section 8 of the Continental Shelf Act 1964, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, 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) Amendment Regulations 2014.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 15 September 2014.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 6 amended (Entry of certain ships into safety zones prohibited)
  • After regulation 6(2), insert:

    • (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.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 15 September 2014, amend the Continental Shelf (Maari Development Safety Zones) Regulations 2008 to provide that ships undertaking authorised petroleum mining operations, or other authorised activities, or permitted seismic surveys may enter the Maari development safety zones.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 July 2014.

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