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Marine Pollution Act 1999.

País/Territorio
Australia
Subdivisión territorial
Northern Territory
Tipo de documento
Legislación
Fecha
1999 (2020)
Fuente
FAO, FAOLEX
Título completo
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.
Materia
Medio ambiente gen., Mar, Desechos y sustancias peligrosas
Palabra clave
Contaminación marina Control de la contaminación Contaminación oleosa Sustancias peligrosas Residuos peligrosos Residuos sólidos Eliminación de desechos Sistema de alerta temprana Inspección Cumplimiento/aplicación Responsabilidad/indemnización Infracciones/sanciones Gestión de desechos
Área geográphica
Asia y Pacifico, Australia y Nueva Zelandia, Océano Índico, Oceania, Pacífico Sur
Resumen

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).

Texto completo
Inglés
Página web
legislation.nt.gov.au

Referencias - Legislación

Implementado por

Marine Pollution Regulations.

Legislación | Australia | 2003 (2020)

Palabra clave: Contaminación marina, Contaminación oleosa, Residuos sólidos, Sustancias peligrosas, Sistema de alerta temprana

Fuente: FAO, FAOLEX