Marine Protection Rules Part 130C
Current version of Part 130C
This rule applies:
- regional councils.
Part 130C elaborates on requirements for draft regional marine oil spill contingency plans, which regional councils are required to prepare and submit to the Director for approval under sections 289 to 292 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994. The purpose of the plans is to promote an effective response to oil spills into the sea from oil transfer sites, ships and offshore installations within the 12 mile limit, which are beyond the capacity of the spiller to deal with but which do not require national or international involvement.
Part 130C supports New Zealand’s “Tier 2” marine oil spill preparedness and response arrangements and helps meet our obligations under the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990 (OPRC Convention).