Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998

Part 3 Control of discharges

8 Discharge of substances for purpose of avoiding, remedying, or mitigating oil spill

(1)

Any person may, in the coastal marine area, discharge from a ship or offshore installation any substance for the purpose of avoiding, remedying, or mitigating the adverse effects of an oil spill.

(2)

This regulation does not authorise the discharge of any substance in contravention of Part 23 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994 or any marine protection rules made under Part 27 of that Act.