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Marine oil spill contingency plan application

Marine oil spill contingency plan (Tier 1 plan) - New application or plan renewal form



Initial response to any oil spill must be oil containment and recovery by competent personnel using best practice methodology.

This Tier 1 Plan is only approved while the Tier 1 Plan holder listed operates at the specific site listed while using equipment and/or procedures documented in this plan. Operating outside Tier 1 Plan documentation parameters will result in warning notification.

Clause 1.1

Any processes, information, or procedures listed in this plan must be actioned and documented. Proof of procedures and processes will form part of the on-site audit and must be available, current, and on-site at all times.

Knowingly allowing oil to enter the coastal marine area during operations due to careless or incompetent operation will lead to immediate suspension of the plan, followed by possible revocation and prosecution.

All marine oil spill contingency plans will only be approved if there is an accompanying resource consent for the refuelling activity and proof of the structural stability of any structures used during the refuelling operation.

Note: The plan holder may not have to be the holder of the resource consent.

Minimum requirements

Minimum documentation accompanying this plan and required on site will include:

  1. refuelling procedure checklist for vessel
  2. list of oil spill equipment
  3. pressure testing procedure and results
  4. annual plan exercise and review
  5. MSD Sheets
  6. site plan.

Please fully complete this form

Fully complete every question and section.

If the section is not relevant to your operation, please  type N/A or NONE or NO. Do not leave blank. You can reference one of your documents in the space provided if the document is more relevant.

The more relevant and specific the information you supply and include with your application, the faster and more cost efficient the process will be. Please do not submit a lot of irrelevant generic information.

Once we receive your application, we will contact you directly (using the email address you provide us) and we will let you know if we require more information, such as site plans and photos.


This application will be assessed at an hourly rate stipulated in Waikato Regional Council's annual plan(external link).

Response process flow diagram, as referenced in the final section:


Contact details
Site details
Primary use:
Risk identification and mitigation
Cellphone coverage:
Contact lists
Discussion with local emergency services
Plan maintenance
Annual exercise?
Environmental assessment
Is there a resource consent?
Key stakeholders identified and consulted
Most likely spill quantified and what-if scenarios discussed
Key factors to be considered in a response - listed and discussed
Preventative meaures for most likely spills detailed
Response process flow diagram
Do you accept the above flow chart as the processes to be followed should a spill occur? (We may ask you to submit your own process diagram if you do not access this flow chart process.)
Comments, notes and conditions:
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