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Maritime Legislation Amendment (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Bill 2003
Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Navigation Act 1912

1  Subsection 267ZD(1) (definition of sewage certificate )

Omit “(1973)”.

2  Subsection 267ZE(3)

Omit “Regulations 3, 4, 6, 7 and 11”, substitute “Regulations 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10”.

3  Section 267ZF

Repeal the section, substitute:

267ZF   Regulations to give effect to Regulations 4, 9 and 10 of Annex IV

                   The regulations may make provision for, and in relation to, giving effect to Regulations 4, 9 and 10 of Annex IV.

4  Subsection 267ZG(1)

Omit “the Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Authority”.

Note:       The heading to section 267ZG is altered by omitting “ (1973) ”.

5  Subsection 267ZG(1)

Omit “(1973)”.

6  Subsection 267ZG(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  If, after the survey of an Australian ship carried out by a survey authority, the survey authority is satisfied that the ship is constructed in accordance with the provisions of Annex IV, the survey authority may, whether or not the ship is required by Annex IV to be constructed in accordance with those provisions, issue in respect of the ship an International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate in the prescribed form attesting such compliance.

7  Section 267ZH

Omit “the Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Authority”.

Note:       The heading to section 267ZH is altered by omitting “ (1973) ”.

8  Section 267ZH

Omit “(1973)”.

9  Subsection 267ZJ(3)

Omit “the Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Authority”.

10  At the end of paragraph 267ZJ(3)(a)

Add “or”.

11  At the end of paragraph 267ZJ(3)(b)

Add “or”.

12  Subsection 267ZJ(3)

Omit “under the Minister’s hand”.

13  Subsection 267ZJ(4)

Omit “the Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Authority”.

14  Subsection 267ZJ(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  If a sewage certificate issued in respect of an Australian ship is cancelled under this section, the Authority may:

                     (a)  require the certificate to be given to a specified person; and

                     (b)  detain the ship until the requirement is complied with.

             (6)  The requirement under paragraph (5)(a) must be:

                     (a)  made by notice in writing; and

                     (b)  addressed to the owner, agent or master of the ship; and

                     (c)  served in accordance with the regulations.

15  At the end of section 267ZJ

Add:

             (7)  Without limiting subsection (1) or (3), an Australian ship in respect of which a sewage certificate is in force must be taken to be damaged if the ship is unfit to proceed to sea without presenting an unreasonable threat of harm to the marine environment.

16  Section 267ZL

Repeal the section, substitute:

267ZL   Cancellation of sewage certificate if ship ceases to be an Australian ship

                   A sewage certificate ceases to have effect if the ship in respect of which it was issued ceases to be an Australian ship.

17  Subsection 267ZQ(1)

Omit “the Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Authority”.

18  At the end of paragraph 267ZQ(1)(a)

Add “or”.

19  At the end of paragraph 267ZQ(1)(b)

Add “or”.

20  Subsection 267ZQ(2)

Omit “The Minister”, substitute “The Authority”.

21  Subsection 267ZQ(2)

Omit “his or her”, substitute “its”.

22  Subsection 267ZQ(2)

Omit “the Minister”, substitute “the Authority”.

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983

23  Subparagraph 26D(1)(c)(i)

Omit “paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) of Regulation 8 and to Regulation 9”, substitute “Regulation 3 and to paragraph 1 of Regulation 11”.

24  Subparagraph 26D(3)(b)(i)

Omit “paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) of Regulation 8 and to Regulation 9”, substitute “Regulation 3 and paragraph 1 of Regulation 11”.

25  Subsection 26D(6)

Omit “but subject to subsection (9)”.

26  Paragraph 26D(6)(a)

Omit “Regulation 3”, substitute “paragraph 1.2 of Regulation 9”.

27  Paragraph 26D(6)(a)

Omit “4 nautical miles”, substitute “3 nautical miles”.

28  Subsection 26D(7)

Omit “but subject to subsection (9)”.

29  Subparagraph 26D(7)(a)(i)

Omit “Regulation 3”, substitute “paragraph 1.1 of Regulation 9”.

30  Subsection 26D(8)

Omit “but subject to subsection (9)”.

31  Subsection 26D(9)

Repeal the subsection.

 

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 25 March 2003

Senate on 16 June 2003 ]

 

(26/03)