This page explains the role of the Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998 and links to information about restrictions on the discharge of untreated sewage and documents incorporated by reference.
The Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations [New Zealand Legislation website] came into force on 20 August 1998 and were updated in 2002 and 2011.
The Regulations control dumping and discharges from ships and off-shore installations in the coastal marine area. The Regulations deal with the dumping of waste and discharges from vessels including oil, garbage and sewage.
For information about restrictions on the discharge of untreated sewage see:
Documents incorporated by reference
To view the documents incorporated by reference under the Resource Management (Marine Pollution) regulations, follow the links below to the International Maritime Organization website:
- International Maritime Organization resolution MEPC.225(64) [PDF, 832 KB]
- International Maritime Organization circular from 17 December 2013 about provisional categorisation of liquid substances (MEPC.2/Circ.19). Please following these links: Circulars, MEPC, MEPC.2, then MEPC.2/Circ.19. Please note you will have to register a public account to access this document.
- International Maritime Organization circular [PDF, 260 KB] from 31 August 2005 about pollution prevention equipment required by MARPOL 73/78 (MEPC.5/Circ.9).