Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects—Discharge and Dumping) Amendment Regulations 2017

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Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects—Discharge and Dumping) Amendment Regulations 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 14th day of August 2017

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 29A of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for the Environment made after complying with sections 34 and 34A of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects—Discharge and Dumping) Amendment Regulations 2017.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 December 2017.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 4 amended (Meaning of harmful substance)

In regulation 4, replace “Hazardous Substances (Minimum Degrees of Hazard) Regulations 2001” with “Hazardous Substances (Minimum Degrees of Hazard) Notice 2017”.

5 Regulation 24 amended (ESRP for spills of harmful substances described in regulation 4(a))

In regulation 24(3)(a), replace “table in Schedule 6 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001” with “Hazardous Substances (Classification) Notice 2017”.

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 1 December 2017, amend the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects—Discharge and Dumping) Regulations 2015. The amendments replace references to certain regulations made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 with references to notices that replace those regulations.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 August 2017.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.