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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 14

Discharges to which Act does not apply

14 Discharges to which Act does not apply

(Article 2 of 1978 Protocol)
This Act does not apply to the following discharges:

(a) the release of harmful substances directly arising from the exploration, exploitation and associated off-shore processing of sea-bed mineral resources,
(b) the release of harmful substances for purposes of legitimate scientific research into pollution abatement or control,
(c) dumping within the meaning of the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972 , done at London on 13 November 1972.
Note : The Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 defines
"dumping" as:
(a) any deliberate disposal at sea of wastes or other matter from vessels, aircraft, platforms or other man-made structures at sea, or
(b) any deliberate disposal at sea of vessels, aircraft, platforms or other man-made structures at sea.
Under that Convention,
"dumping" does not include:
(a) the disposal at sea of wastes or other matter incidental to, or derived from the normal operations of vessels, aircraft, platforms or other man-made structures at sea and their equipment, other than wastes or other matter transported by or to vessels, aircraft, platforms or other man-made structures at sea, operating for the purpose of disposal of such matter or derived from the treatment of such wastes or other matter on such vessels, aircraft, platforms or structures, or
(b) placement of matter for a purpose other than the mere disposal thereof, provided that such placement is not contrary to the aims of the Convention.



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