Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996

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Version as at 28 October 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996

Public Act
1996 No 40
Date of assent
24 June 1996
see section 1(2)

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.


1Short Title and commencement
3Act to bind the Crown
4Purpose of Act
5Application of Act
6Prohibitions in respect of ozone depleting substances
7Customs and Excise Act 2018 to apply to prohibited exports
8AApplication for exemption
9Consideration of application for exemption
9AGeneral requirements for permits
9BRefusal of permit to import substance
9CConsideration of application for permit to import substance
9DConditions on permits to import substance
10Codes of practice
11Accreditation of persons handling ozone depleting substances
12Industry may be required to prepare draft accreditation schemes
12AEnvironmental Protection Authority may approve forms
12CInformation to be included in register
12DEnvironmental Protection Authority to allow New Zealand Customs Service access to register
14Defence for release of ozone depleting substance
17Consultation requirements before regulations made
18Additional requirement before regulations made
19Manufacture of goods not to be prohibited unless importation also prohibited
20Updating text of Convention, etc
21Purpose for which powers may be exercised
22Power of inspection
23Search warrants
24Seizure by Customs officers
25Retention of property seized
26Forfeiture of property seized
27Review of reduction timetables
28Other Acts not affected
29Protection of officers and others
30Annual report
31Repeals and revocations
32Transitional provision relating to consultation on first regulations

An Act to help protect human health and the environment against adverse effects resulting or likely to result from human activities which modify or are likely to modify the ozone layer and to implement in New Zealand the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer