No. S 120
Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act
Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Hazardous and Noxious Substances Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation) Regulations 2004
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 34 of the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Transport, hereby makes the following Regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Hazardous and Noxious Substances Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation) Regulations 2004 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2004.
2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“GT” means gross tonnage;
“hazardous and noxious substances” means any substance, other than oil, which if introduced into the marine environment is likely to create hazards to human health, to harm living resources and marine life, to damage amenities or to interfere with other legitimate uses of the sea;
“hazardous and noxious substances handling facility” means any facility where hazardous and noxious substances are loaded into or unloaded from ships and includes —
any hazardous and noxious substances terminal, offering berths alongside, on buoys or at anchor, to ships; and
any shipyard and cargo terminal, offering berths alongside, on buoys or at anchor, to hazardous and noxious substances tankers of over 150 GT, and carrying out hazardous and noxious substances transfers from ship to ship or within a ship;
“hazardous and noxious substances pollution emergency plan” means a contingency plan (other than the Marine Emergency Action Procedure) setting out arrangements for responding to incidents which cause or may cause marine pollution by hazardous and noxious substances, with a view to preventing such pollution or reducing or minimising its effect;
“hazardous and noxious substances pollution incident” means an occurrence or series of occurrences having the same origin, including fire or explosion, which results or may result in a discharge of hazardous and noxious substances and which poses or may pose a threat to the marine environment, or to the coastline or related interests of Singapore, and which requires emergency action or other immediate response;
“Marine Emergency Action Procedure” means the national plan for pollution emergencies prepared by the Authority;
“operator”, in relation to a hazardous and noxious substances handling facility, means a person having, for the time being, the management of such facility in Singapore.
[MPA 46/06.010 V04/TKS; AG/LEG/SL/243/2003/1 Vol.1]