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Marine Pollution Act 1999.

Country/Territory
Australia
Territorial subdivision
Northern Territory
Document type
Legislation
Date
1999 (2020)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to protect the marine and coastal environment by minimising intentional and negligent discharges of ship-sourced pollutants into coastal waters, and for related purposes.
Subject
Environment gen., Sea, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Marine pollution Pollution control Oil pollution Hazardous substances Hazardous waste Solid waste Waste disposal Early warning system Inspection Enforcement/compliance Liability/compensation Offences/penalties Waste management
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Indian Ocean, Oceania, South Pacific
Abstract

The overall purpose of this Act, consisting of 100 sections divided into 15 Parts and completed by one Schedule, is to protect the Territory's marine and coastal environment by minimising intentional and negligent discharges of ship-sourced pollutants into coastal waters (sect. 5). This purpose is to be achieved by implementing the provisions of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, MARPOL. The Act concerns in particular pollution from oil (Part 2), pollution by noxious liquid substances in bulk (Part 3), packaged harmful substances (Part 4), sewage (Part 5), garbage (Part 6) and pollution during transfer operations (Part 7). Section 50 establishes a duty to report incidents involving polluting substances. Part 10 of the Act is dedicated to enforcement and provides for the appointment of officers, their functions and powers. The Act also covers offences in relation to enforcement (Part 11), the power to intervene if maritime casualty (Part 12), damage and compensation (Part 13) and offences and proceedings (Part 14).

Full text
English
Website
legislation.nt.gov.au

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Marine Pollution Regulations.

Legislation | Australia | 2003 (2020)

Keyword: Marine pollution, Oil pollution, Solid waste, Hazardous substances, Early warning system

Source: FAO, FAOLEX