Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012

Date: February 2018

This Regulatory Impact Statement has been prepared by the Ministry for the Environment. It provides an analysis of options for regulating the deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012. The proposed regulations classify the deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches in a wider area of the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf than is currently authorised as a “permitted activity” under the Act.