Marine Protection Rules Part 130C

Regional Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plans

Current version of Part 130C

This rule applies to:

  • Regional councils.
Marine Protection Rules Part 130C [PDF: 65kB, 12 pages]

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).


History of Part 130C



This part was amended by Part 132 – New Zealand Oil Spill Control Agents 2015, in 2016.

Marine Protection Rules Part 132 – New Zealand Oil Spill Control Agents 2015 [PDF: 377kB, 31 pages]



This Part was amended by Marine Protection Various Amendments 2010, in 2010.

Marine Protection Various Amendments 2010 [PDF: 86kB, 27 pages]



This part was revoked in June 2009 and a new part was made.

Part 130C: Regional Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plans 2009 [PDF: 213kB, 11 pages]


New part comes into force

Part 130C entered into force on 20 August 1998.

New part signed

Part 130C was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 29 June 1998.

Part 130C: Original rule [PDF: 1.16, 15 pages]

Related information:

Part 130C advisory circular

Advisory circulars describe a rule, its purpose and how to comply.

[PDF: 20kB, 5 pages]