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Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998.

New Zealand
Document type
Environment gen., Fisheries, Sea
Marine pollution Oil pollution Coastal zone management Pollution control Navigation Ecosystem preservation Mariculture Effluent waste water/discharge Authorization/permit Sustainable development Protection of environment
Geographical area
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, Australia and New Zealand, Oceania, South Pacific
Entry into force notes
These regulations enter into force on 20 August 1998.

Pursuant to section 360(1)(a) and (ha) to (hh) of the Resource Management Act 1991, these regulations establish Resource Management (Marine Pollution). The following substances are harmful substances for the purposes of the definition of the term harmful substances in section 2(1) of the Act: (a) petroleum in any form, including crude oil, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse, and refined petroleum products (other than petrochemicals which are noxious liquid substances); and includes the substances specified in Schedule 2; (b) any substance specified in Schedule 1 and any mixture of those substances if carried in bulk in a ship; (c) drainage and other wastes from any form of toilet, urinal, or toilet scupper on a ship or offshore installation; (d) drainage from washbasins, washtubs, and scuppers located in the dispensary, sick bay, or other medical premises of a ship or offshore installation; (e) drainage from spaces on a ship or offshore installation containing living animals; (f) waste water from a ship or offshore installation mixed with the drainage and waste specified in paragraphs (c), (d), or (e); (g) all kinds of food waste, domestic waste, operational waste, plastic, cargo residue, incinerator ash, cooking oil, fishing gear, and any animal carcass generated during the normal operation of a ship or an offshore installation and liable to be disposed of continuously or periodically, except— (i) any substance that is defined or listed in any Annex to MARPOL other than Annex V; and (ii) fresh fish or parts of fresh fish generated as a result of fishing activity undertaken during a voyage, or as a result of aquaculture activity that involves the transport of fish (including shellfish) for placement in an aquaculture facility and the transport of harvested fish (including shellfish) from such facilities to shore for processing. Schedules deal with the following matters: Noxious liquid substances; Substances classified as oil; Assessment of waste or other matter; Normal operations of ship or offshore installation; Grade A sewage treatment systems; Grade A sewage treatment systems; Grade B sewage treatment systems.

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References - Legislation


Resource Management Act 1991 (No. 69 of 1991).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1991

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Basic legislation, Effluent waste water/discharge, Soil pollution/quality, Coastal zone management, Protected area, Water conservation zone, Inland waters, Land-use planning, Authorization/permit, Surface water, Groundwater, EIA, Aquaculture, Mariculture, Bed, Thermal and medicinal waters, Waterworks, Pollution control, Sustainable development, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water abstraction