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Tuvalu Seabed Minerals Act 2014 (No. 14 of 2014).

Country/Territory
Tuvalu
Document type
Legislation
Date
2014
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the sustainable management of Tuvalu's seabed minerals, and the regulation of prospecting, exploration and mining activities within national jurisdiction and beyond, in accordance with Tuvalu's responsibilities under international law.
Subject
Environment gen., Mineral resources, Sea
Keyword
Marine pollution Mining Exploration Minerals Concession Authorization/permit Institution EIA Ecosystem preservation Precautionary principle Deep sea bed Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Least Developed Countries, Oceania, Small Island Developing States
Abstract

This Act provides rules for prospecting, exploration or mining of seabed minerals within Tuvalu’s national jurisdiction or exploration or mining of seabed minerals in the area under Tuvalu’s sponsorship, i.e. the seabed and ocean floor and subsoil thereof beyond the limits of national jurisdiction as defined under Article 1(1) of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Act establishes the Tuvalu Seabed Minerals Authority and the Tuvalu Seabed Minerals Advisory Council.

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