Marginal note:Treated sewage
44. The by-product of sewage, other than sewage from a vessel, treated by the Rotary Biological Contactor process or a similar process may be disposed of into the sea if the disposal
(a) does not adversely affect the local environment; and
(b) is in accordance with Annex IV to the Protocol.
Marginal note:List of locations
45. Within 30 days after each anniversary of the date of issuance of a permit for a term of more than one year (including the term of any renewal of the permit), and within 30 days after the day on which a permit expires, the permit holder must provide the Minister with a list of all locations where wastes have been incinerated or otherwise disposed of in the Antarctic.
46. A permit holder must record each disposal of wastes, including sewage discharges from vessels, and retain the record for five years.
47. The permit holder must, without delay, advise the Minister about all measures undertaken in response to an emergency.
Marginal note:Emergency plan
48. Each emergency plan must
(a) identify the potential emergencies, including the potential impact on human health and the environment, that could result from the activities to which the permit is to relate;
(b) include an assessment of the relative risk of occurrence of the potential emergencies;
(c) set out the names and telephone numbers of personnel and describe their roles and responsibilities during an environmental emergency;
(d) identify the training required for emergency response personnel;
(e) list the equipment that will be available to deal with potential emergencies and indicate where it is located;
(f) identify the procedures by which emergency resources, including personnel, equipment, facilities and financial resources, can be obtained; and
(g) describe the procedures for implementing, reviewing and updating the plan.
COMING INTO FORCE
Marginal note:Coming into force
49. These Regulations come into force on December 1, 2003.
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