Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998

12 Discharge of Grade A treated sewage in coastal marine area

(1)

Any person may discharge Grade A treated sewage in the coastal marine area from a ship or offshore installation, but must not discharge it within 100 metres of a marine farm.

(2)

Despite subclause (1), a rule may be included in a regional coastal plan or a proposed regional coastal plan if the rule—

(a)

relates to discharges of Grade A treated sewage in the internal waters of Fiordland (as defined in section 4 of the Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1977); and

(b)

restricts where those discharges may take place, being a distance of at least 100 metres from a marine farm; and

(c)

does not relate to vessels operated by the New Zealand Defence Force.

(3)

For the purposes of subclause (2), Fiordland means the coastal marine area between Awarua Point and Sandhill Point.

Regulation 12: substituted, on 1 July 2002, by regulation 6 of the Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Amendment Regulations 2002 (SR 2002/99).