- Permitted - Permitted activities may proceed provided they comply with the conditions specified in the regulations. The Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects – Permitted Activities) Regulations 2013 set out activities which are permitted and the conditions they must comply with.
- Discretionary (notified or non-notified) - Discretionary activities may only proceed if a marine consent is granted. All unspecified activities (identified in section 20) are discretionary and will require marine consent. The Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects – Non-Notified Activities) Regulations 2014 identify non-notified discretionary activities.
- Prohibited. Prohibited activities may not proceed under any circumstances. There are currently no regulations which specify prohibited activities, although the EEZ Act does not allow some dumping activities in any circumstances.
Marine scientific research
Prospecting for petroleum and minerals
Exploration for petroleum and minerals, except petroleum drilling
Petroleum exploration drilling
All other identified activities
Dumping of radioactive, toxic or hazardous waste
Sections 29 and 29D Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012
Last updated at 4:19PM on December 19, 2014