This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
Regulation 2 provides that the regulations come into force on 21 October 2016.
Regulation 3 provides that these regulations amend the principal regulations.
Regulation 4 provides that the provisions inserted by the amendments are revoked at the end of 20 October 2021.
Regulation 5 amends regulation 3 of the principal regulations by inserting definitions of the terms authorised launch deposit area, authorised test launch deposit area, and space vehicle.
Regulation 6 inserts into the principal regulations new regulation 8A, which provides that the deposit on the seabed of material jettisoned from a space vehicle launch from New Zealand is a permitted activity if the person undertaking the activity complies with the conditions in that regulation.
Regulation 7 inserts new Schedule 4A into the principal regulations. New Schedule 4A sets out the pre-activity and post-activity reporting requirements of a person undertaking the permitted activity.
Regulatory impact statement
The Ministry for the Environment produced a regulatory impact statement on 5 October 2016 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.
A copy of the regulatory impact statement can be found at—
Date of notification in Gazette: 20 October 2016.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.