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

Publication date:  August 2017
Publication reference number:  ME 1325

Space vehicle launches are expected to result in the deposit of some material on the seabed in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and extended continental shelf. The activity is currently managed as a permitted activity within some authorised areas. The Government is considering how best to manage the activity in the wider EEZ and extended continental shelf and is seeking feedback on its proposed regulation.

Read the discussion document.

Submissions closed at 5:00 pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017.