Dumping at Sea Act 1996

SECOND SCHEDULE

Part 1

The Exceptions to the Prohibition on Dumping as contained in Annex II to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic done at Paris on the 22nd day of September, 1992

Article 3

( a) dredged material;

( b) inert materials of natural origin, that is solid, chemically unprocessed geological material the chemical constituents of which are unlikely to be released into the marine environment;

( c) sewage sludge until 31st December, 1998;

( d) F54 [ ]

( e) vessels or aircraft until, at the latest, 31st December, 2004.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F54

Deleted (3.11.2004) by Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Act 2004 (35/2004), s. 9, commenced on enactment.

Part 2

The Exceptions to the Prohibition on Dumping permitted in accordance with Annex III to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic done at Paris on the 22nd day of September, 1992

Disused offshore installations dumped in accordance with a permit issued by the competent authority of the relevant Contracting Party on a case-by-case basis:

Provided that the Contracting Parties shall—

( a) ensure that their authorities, when granting permits, implement the relevant applicable decisions, recommendations and all other agreements adopted under the Convention, and

( b) refuse to issue a permit if the disused offshore installation contains substances which result, or are likely to result, in hazards to human health, harm to living resources and marine ecosystems, damage to amenities or interference with other legitimate uses of the sea.