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Environment Act 2015 (No. 333 of 2015).

Country/Territory
Niue (New Zealand)
Document type
Legislation
Date
2015
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the preservation and protection of the environment of Niue and, for that purpose, - (a) authorise the making of environmental standards to regulate activities that affect the environment of Niue; and (b) ensure that all government departments and public authorities consider environmental matters when making decisions that have or may have an effect on the environment of Niue.
Subject
Environment gen., Fisheries, Forestry, Water, Wild species & ecosystems, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Framework law Basic legislation Institution Pollution control EIA Liability/compensation Environmental planning Environmental standards Biosafety GMO Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Fishery management and conservation Forestry protection measures Waste management Sustainable development Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Groundwater Biodiversity Protected area Protection of species Marine protected areas Wild flora Cultural heritage
Geographical area
Oceania, Small Island Developing States
Abstract

This Act provide for the preservation and protection of the environment, and to a certain extent wildlife, of Niue. The Act consists of 60 sections divided into six Parts: Preliminary Matters (1); Environmental protection (2); Enforcement (3); Administration (4); Environmental levies and refunds (5); Miscellaneous (6).

Full text
English
Website
www.gov.nu

References - Legislation

Amends

Water Act 2012 (No. 317).

Legislation | Niue (New Zealand) | 2012

Keyword: Framework law, Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Institution, Policy/planning, Surface water, Groundwater, Well sinking/boreholes, Water supply, Water abstraction, Waterworks, Authorization/permit, Sewerage, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Ecosystem preservation, Water shortage/drought, Monitoring, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Domestic Fishing Act 1995.

Legislation | Niue (New Zealand) | 1995 (2006)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Fishing gear/fishing method, Mesh, Offences/penalties, Crustaceans, Fishing authorization, Fishing charge, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1996 (Act No. 220 of 1997).

Legislation | Niue (New Zealand) | 1997 (2006)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Foreign fishing, Access right, Fishing area, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Cartilaginous fishes, Fishing authorization, Maritime zone, Territorial sea, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Sovereignty

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Environment Act 2003 (No. 264 of 2003).

Legislation | Niue (New Zealand) | 2003 (2006)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, EIA, Liability/compensation, Environmental planning, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Environment (Development Consent and Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (No. 2017/01).

Legislation | Niue (New Zealand) | 2017

Keyword: EIA, Sustainable development, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Authorization/permit, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX