Session 4 EEZ Compliance and Enforcement Hui

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EEZ Compliance and
Enforcement
An overview of the EEZ compliance team function
Matthew Dean
Overview of EEZ compliance
functions
Monitoring compliance of:
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Permitted activities
Existing structures
Transitional operations
Marine consents
Investigation and taking compliance actions where
necessary
Providing guidance and promoting awareness
Types of permitted activities
Marine scientific research
Seismic surveying
Prospecting and exploration
phases of seabed mining
Submarine cabling
How we monitor permitted activities
Notification and
reporting deadlines
Intelligence gathering
Review of
documentation
Compliance action
Photo courtesy of GNS Science
Transitional activities
These were planned before the Act came into force
They can continue until 28 June 2014 provided they:
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prepare an impact assessment
provide this impact assessment to the EPA
Existing activities
These activities began
before the Act came into
force
They can continue unless
“changes” occur
For any “changes” they
must apply to the EPA
How we monitor transitional and
existing operations
We monitor these in a
similar way to permitted
activities with:
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intelligence gathering
operator liaison
compliance action
We have also conducted
inspections
Inspections
Transitional
inspections monitor
compliance with s20
Existing structure
inspections monitor
compliance with s162
Guidance and awareness
Publish documentation on EPA website
Operator liaison
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Guidance
Reminders
Public Enquiries
Photo of sea pens courtesy of NIWA
Looking to the future
Marine consents
More inspections
(future inspections will also monitor compliance with
marine consents and their consent conditions)
Dumping and discharge
How iwi can contribute
Iwi notification for permitted activities
Liaison with operators
Submissions
Feedback
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