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Glossary

Activities
Petroleum exploration and production activities undertaken in the Exclusive Economic Zone
BA
Biosecurity Act 1993
CM(P)R
Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Regulations 1999
Continental Shelf
As defined in s2(1) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964
CSA
Continental Shelf Act 1964
Exclusive Economic Zone
See s9 of the Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1977
HASIE
Health and Safety in Employment (Petroleum and Extraction) Regulations 1999
HSNO
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
IHS
Import Health Standard under the Biosecurity Act 1993
IMO
International Maritime Organisation
Industry
The industry comprises companies who undertake petroleum exploration and production activities
Lessee
Licensee or person in charge of the installation
Marine environment
Within the geographic scope of the ‘Guidelines’, the “marine environment” means: the natural and biological resources comprising any marine ecosystem within the Exclusive Economic Zone’s waters, seabed and subsoil including both the living and nonliving components of marine ecosystems, and the ecological patterns and processes that occur within marine ecosystems.
Maritime NZ
Maritime New Zealand
MARPOL
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973/78
MED
Ministry of Economic Development
MFE
Ministry for the Environment
MMPA
Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978
MTA
Maritime Transport Act 1994
Operator
In relation to any offshore installation includes any manager, lessee, licensee or person in charge of the installation
OPRC
International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation 1990
PEPANZ
Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand
Reasonable and Prudent Operator
A person acting in good faith to perform contractual obligations while exercising that degree of skill, diligence, prudence and foresight which would ordinarily and reasonably be expected from an experienced operator complying with applicable laws and demonstrating sound environmental practices in similar circumstances.
RMA
Resource Management Act 1991
SCPPA
Submarine Cables and Pipeline Protection Act 1996
Territorial Sea
As defined in s3 of the Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1977
TSCZEEZA
Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1977
WA
Wildlife Act 1953