Marine Pollution Prevention
2008, No. 2AN ACT to provide for the prevention of pollution to themarine environment and for responses to marinepollution incidents emanating from vessels, and othermatters related to the implementation of internationalmarine pollution conventions.
BE IT ENACTED
by the Legislative Assembly of Samoa inParliament assembled as follows:
PART I - PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and commencement
-(1) This Act may becited as the Marine Pollution Prevention Act 2008.(2) This Act shall commence on the date that it is assentedto by the Head of State.
(1) In this Act, unless the contextotherwise requires -“abrasive blasting medium” means any substance used toremove paint, rust and other material from metal andtimber surfaces using an abrasive blasting technique,including but not restricted to copper slag, garnet, glassand sand;“Anti-fouling Convention” means the InternationalConvention on the Control of Harmful Anti-foulingSystems on Ships 2001;“anti-fouling systems” means a coating, painting, surfacetreatment, surface or device that is used on a ship tocontrol or prevent attachment of unwanted organisms;