Draft 2017 Regulatory Impact Statement: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012

Date: August 2017

This Regulatory Impact Statement provides an analysis of options for regulating the deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 (the Act). The consultation document proposes to classify the deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches in a wider area of the EEZ and continental shelf than currently authorised as a “permitted activity” under the EEZ Act.