Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998

Part 2 Dumping and incineration

4 Dumping of waste or other matter

(1)

The dumping of waste or other matter, other than the waste or other matter specified in subclauses (2) and (3), in the coastal marine area from any ship, aircraft, or offshore installation is deemed to be a prohibited activity in any regional coastal plan or proposed regional coastal plan.

(2)

In the coastal marine area the dumping of the following waste or other matter from any ship, aircraft, or offshore installation is deemed to be a discretionary activity in any regional coastal plan or proposed regional coastal plan:

(a)

dredge material:

(b)

sewage sludge:

(c)

fish processing waste from an onshore facility:

(d)

ships and platforms or other man-made structures at sea:

(e)

inert, inorganic geological material:

(f)

organic materials of natural origin:

(g)

bulky items consisting mainly of iron, steel, and concrete.

(3)

This clause does not apply to—

(a)

the dumping or storage of waste or other matter arising directly from, or related to, the exploration, exploitation, and associated offshore processing of, seabed mineral resources; or

(b)

a discharge made in accordance with section 15B of the Act or Part 3 of these regulations.

Regulation 4(2): amended, on 1 July 2002, by regulation 4 of the Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SR 2002/99).