Pollution in the Coastal Zone

Regulations regarding procedures to be undertaken by the different competent authorities for pollution at sea.

Coastal Waters Discharge Permit Regulations (Draft) Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships
Regulations 1992

"This regulation aims to provide a guideline on managing  and controlling the discharge of effluent from land-based sources into the coastal environment. It is based on Section 69 of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act (ICMA), Act No. 24 of 2008."

"This regulation has been made in terms of Section 3 of the International Convention for Prevention of Pollution from Ships Act (Act 2 of 1986)."

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Reception Facilities for Garbage from Ships
Regulations 1992
Regulations Under Dumping at Sea Act

"This regulation has been made in terms of Section 3 of the International Convention for Prevention of Pollution from Ships Act (Act 2 of 1986)."

"This Regulation has been made in terms of Section 8 of the Dumping at Sea Control Act, Act 73 of 1980."

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Marine Pollution (BCH Code) 
Regulations 1998
Regulations relating to the Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil

"This Regulation has been made in terms of Section 3 of the Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act, Act 2 of 1986."

"This Regulation has been made in terms of Section 28 of the Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Act, Act 6 of 1981."

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Additional Information

For information regarding the National Environmental Management- Integrated Coastal Management Act

ICM Act

For Legislation regarding Pollution at Sea

Pollution at Sea Acts

For information on reporting pollution incidents at sea

Pollution at Sea