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Proposed regulation of jettisoned material from space launch vehicles under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012: Discussion document

Publication date:  August 2016
Publication reference number:  ME 1256

Space vehicle launches are a new activity in New Zealand and it is expected that they will deposit some material on the seafloor in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The Government is considering how best to manage this new activity and is seeking feedback on its proposed regulation.

Consultation on this proposal closed on 16 September 2016—see the 2017 consultation on proposed changes