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PROTECTION OF THE SEA (PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS) ACT 1983


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Interpretation  
   3A.     Authority may approve form  
   4.      Act to bind Crown  
   5.      Saving of other laws  
   6.      Operation of Act  
   7.      Application of the Criminal Code  

   PART II--PREVENTION OF POLLUTION BY OIL

   8.      Interpretation  
   9.      Prohibition of discharge of oil or oily mixtures into sea  
   10.     Prohibition of discharge of oil residues into sea  
   10A.    Prohibition of carriage or use of heavy grade oil on Australian ships in the Antarctic Area  
   10B.    Prohibition of carriage or use of heavy grade oil on foreign ships in the Australian Antarctic Territory  
   11.     Duty to report certain incidents involving oil or oily mixture  
   11A.    Shipboard oil pollution emergency plan  
   11B.    Transfer of oil cargo between oil tankers--transfer to be in accordance with ship-to-ship operations plan  
   11C.    Transfer of oil cargo between oil tankers in Australian waters--qualified person to be in control  
   11D.    Transfer of oil cargo involving an Australian ship--ship-to-ship operations plan to be carried  
   11E.    Transfer of oil cargo involving an Australian ship--making and retaining record of transfer  
   11F.    Transfer of oil cargo between oil tankers in Australian waters--notification of transfer  
   11G.    Transfer of oil cargo between oil tankers outside Australian waters--notification of transfer  
   12.     Oil record book  
   13.     False entries in oil record book  
   14.     Oil record book to be retained  
   14A.    Power to require discharge of oil or oily mixture at a reception facility  

   PART III--PREVENTION OF POLLUTION BY NOXIOUS SUBSTANCES

   15.     Interpretation  
   16.     Application of Act to mixture of oil and liquid substance  
   17.     Prohibition of carriage of substances that have not been categorized or provisionally assessed  
   21.     Prohibition of discharge of substances into the sea  
   21A.    Procedures and Arrangements Manual  
   22.     Duty to report certain incidents involving certain substances  
   22A.    Shipboard marine pollution emergency plan for noxious liquid substances  
   23.     Cargo record book  
   24.     False entries in cargo record book  
   25.     Cargo record book to be retained  
   26.     Cleaning of tanks of ships  
   26AA.   Power to require discharge of a liquid substance or a mixture containing a liquid substance at a reception facility  

   PART IIIA--PREVENTION OF POLLUTION BY PACKAGED HARMFUL SUBSTANCES

   26A.    Interpretation  
   26AB.   Prohibition of discharge by jettisoning of harmful substances into the sea  
   26B.    Duty to report certain incidents involving harmful substances  

   PART IIIB--PREVENTION OF POLLUTION BY SEWAGE

           Division 1--Discharge of untreated sewage in the Antarctic Area

   26BA.   Interpretation  
   26BB.   Object of Division  
   26BC.   Prohibition of discharge of untreated sewage  

           Division 1A--Discharge of sewage in the Antarctic Area or Arctic waters

   26BCA.  Interpretation  
   26BCB.  Object of Division  
   26BCC.  Prohibition of discharge of sewage  

           Division 2--Discharge of sewage in other sea areas

   26C.    Interpretation  
   26CA.   Object of Division  
   26D.    Prohibition of discharge of sewage into the sea  
   26DAA.  Power to require discharge of sewage at a reception facility  

   PART IIIC--PREVENTION OF POLLUTION BY GARBAGE

   26E.    Interpretation  
   26EA.   Object of Part  
   26F.    Prohibition of discharge of garbage into the sea  
   26FA.   Garbage record book  
   26FB.   Garbage record book to be retained  
   26FC.   Garbage management plan  
   26FD.   Placards relating to requirements for discharge of garbage  
   26FE.   Power to require discharge of garbage at a reception facility  

   PART IIID--PREVENTION OF AIR POLLUTION

           Division 1--Definitions

   26FEF.  Definitions  

           Division 2--Sulphur content of fuel oil

   26FEG.  Using fuel oil with a sulphur content of more than the prescribed limit  
   26FEH.  Australian ship in emission control area  
   26FEI.  Flushing fuel oil service system  
   26FEJ.  Record of prescribed fuel-changeover operation  
   26FEK.  New emission control areas  

           Division 3--Fuel oil availability and quality requirements

   26FEL.  Local suppliers must be registered  
   26FEM.  Register of Local Suppliers of Fuel Oil  
   26FEN.  Using fuel oil that does not meet fuel oil quality requirements  
   26FEO.  Bunker delivery note and sample must be provided  
   26FEP.  Fuel oil delivered must be in accordance with declaration  
   26FEQ.  Bunker delivery note must be retained and available for inspection  
   26FER.  Sample must be retained  
   26FES.  Notification of sulphur content of gas fuel  

           Division 4--Ozone depleting substances record book

   26FET.  Ozone depleting substances record book  
   26FEU.  False or misleading entries in ozone depleting substances record book  
   26FEV.  Ozone depleting substances record book to be retained  

           Division 5--Ship energy efficiency management plan

   26FEW.  Ship energy efficiency management plan  

   PART IV--MISCELLANEOUS

   26G.    Power to require information  
   27.     Powers of inspectors  
   27A.    Detention of foreign ships in connection with pollution breaches  
   27B.    Notification of measures taken in relation to foreign ships  
   27C.    Failure to comply with requirements for information under foreign laws  
   28.     Prosecution of offences against Act  
   29.     Time limits for prosecution  
   29A.    Service on master or owner of ship  
   29B.    Certificates by Minister  
   30.     Evidence  
   31.     Evidence of analyst  
   32.     Application of certain provisions to foreign ships  
   33.     Regulations  
   34.     Orders  
   35.     Repeal  


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