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27 January 2012
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Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill

Public submissions have been called on the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill.

The closing date for submissions was Friday, 27 January 2012

This bill sets up an environmental management regime for New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone and continental shelf. Activities covered by the bill include seabed mining, some aspects of petroleum activities, energy generation, carbon capture and storage, and marine farming. The bill aims to achieve a balance between the protection of the environment and economic development.

The bill is available for download from the `Related documents´ panel. Print copies can be ordered online from Bennetts Government Bookshops.

The committee requires 2 copies of each submission if made in writing. Those wishing to include any information of a private or personal nature in a submission should first discuss this with the clerk of the committee, as submissions are usually released to the public by the committee. Those wishing to appear before the committee to speak to their submissions should state this clearly and provide a daytime telephone contact number. To assist with administration please supply your postcode and an email address if you have one.

Further guidance on making a submission can be found from the Making a Submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee link in the `Related documents´ panel.