The Exclusive Economic Zone Order 2013

Document Number:2013 No. 3161
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 31/03/2014
 
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Statutory Instruments

Marine Management

Made

11 th December 2013

Laid before Parliament

18 th December 2013

Coming into force

31 st March 2014

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11 th day of December 2013

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 41(3) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009(1) , section 84(4)(b) of the Energy Act 2004(2) , and section 1(5)(b) of the Energy Act 2008(3) , is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

  1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Exclusive Economic Zone Order 2013 , and comes into force on 31 st March 2014.

    (2) The Gas Importation and Storage Zone (Designation of Area) Order 2009(4) and the Renewable Energy Zone (Designation of Area) Order 2004(5) are revoked.

    (3) The coordinates in the Schedules hereto are defined on the World Geodetic System 1984 Datum (WGS84).

  2. The areas defined in Schedule A are designated as the area within which the rights under Part V of the Convention are excisable by the United Kingdom.

  3. However, between points 177 and 184 inclusive, the Renewable Energy Zone and the Gas Importation and Storage Zone extend only to the lines described in column 2 of Schedule B joining in the order given the co-ordinates specified in column 1 of Schedule B.

    Richard Tilbrook

    Clerk of the Privy Council

    Article 2

    SCHEDULE A

    Point No.

    Latitude

    Longitude

    Line Type to following point

    Article 3

    SCHEDULE B

    Point No.

    Latitude

    Longitude

    Line Type to following point

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Order)

    Under Section 41 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 provision is made for the declaration around the United Kingdom of an exclusive economic zone, that is to say a zone in which the United Kingdom may exercise the rights under Part V of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; these rights relate principally to the water column and may extend to 200 nautical miles from baselines.

    Article 2 of this Order declares the area of the United Kingdom’s exclusive economic zone. It reflects the treaties which have been concluded with the Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway, and the understanding with Germany. Article 3 is required because under the treaties with Denmark...

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