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EEZ Hui : Introduction. Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Wellington 24 – 25 June 2014. Linda Faulkner. EPA Updates Te Herenga Working group Draft work plan & priorities A new approach EEZ Hui Context The regulatory regime ‘building the plane as we fly it’. The EPA.

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Eez hui introduction

EEZ Hui : Introduction

Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Wellington

24 – 25 June 2014

Linda Faulkner


EPA Updates

Te Herenga

  • Working group

  • Draft work plan & priorities

  • A new approach

    EEZ Hui

  • Context

  • The regulatory regime

  • ‘building the plane as we fly it’


The epa
The EPA

Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO Act)

ResourceManagement(RM Act)

Imports and Exports(Restrictions)

Prohibitions Order (No.2)

Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Act 1994

Ozone Layer Protection

Act 1996 (OLPA)

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ Act)

Emissions Trading (Climate Change Response Act)


Epa updates
EPA Updates

  • EPA 3 Years Old – 1 July 2014

  • New faces:

    • Kaupapa Kura Taiao – ‘bigger, better, stronger’

    • Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao – ‘reshaping for new approaches’

    • EPA Board – ‘stepping in to the decision-making space’

  • EPA Strategy / He Whetū Mārama

  • Functions still coming and going


Te herenga
Te Herenga

  • Re-established 2013

    Seek the continual improvement of the value and effectiveness of Māori engagement in EPA decision-making

  • Working group – develop work plan

  • Draft:

    • Kahui kaumātua

    • Hui / wānanga

    • Development

    • Applications

    • Projects


Eez regulatory regime
EEZ Regulatory Regime

  • NZ exclusive economic zone: 12-200 nautical miles offshore

  • Extended continental shelf: seabed & subsoil of NZ submerged landmass that extends beyond our EEZ

  • One of the largest in the world: more than 20x the size of NZ

  • 6 Agencies with responsibilities



Exploration

Roles & Responsibilities of Regulators

  • Ministry for the Environment

  • Develops environmental policy

  • Administers legislation and regulations applying to the EEZ and territorial waters.

  • New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

  • Allocates areas for exploration through Block Offer process

  • Processes and monitors prospecting, exploration and mining permits.

  • Assesses operators’ technical and financial capability, etc.

Restoration

  • Department of Conservation

  • Administers guidelines for minimising disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey.

  • WorkSafe New Zealand

  • Administers the rules to make sure the oil ‘stays in the pipe’ and the risk of a well failure is as low as reasonably practical.

  • Maritime New Zealand

  • Ensures operators can stem the flow of oil in the unlikely event of a well blowout.

  • Coordination of any national-level oil spill responses.

  • Environmental Protection Authority

  • Manages the effects of restricted activities on the environment in the EEZ (12 to 200 nautical miles offshore).

  • Considers applications for marine consents, monitors compliance and carries out enforcement.



Otago activity timeline
Otago activity timeline


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