No. S 471
Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act
Prevention of Pollution of the Sea
(Garbage) (Amendment)
Regulations 2013
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:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Garbage) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and shall come into operation on 1st August 2013.
Amendment of First Schedule
2.  Regulation 8 of the First Schedule to the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Garbage) Regulations 2012 (G.N. No. S 663/2012) is amended —
(a)by deleting paragraph 2;
(b)by deleting the words “sub-paragraph 3.1” in paragraph 3.2 and substituting the words “paragraph 2.1”; and
(c)by renumbering the existing paragraph 3 as paragraph 2, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraphs:
  2A.  Small Island Developing States may satisfy the requirements in paragraphs 1 and 2.1 of this regulation through regional arrangements when, because of those States’ unique circumstances, such arrangements are the only practical means to satisfy these requirements. Parties participating in a regional arrangement shall develop a Regional Reception Facilities Plan, taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organization.
  The Government of each Party participating in the arrangement shall consult with the Organization for circulation to the Parties of the present Convention:
.1how the Regional Reception Facilities Plan takes into account the Guidelines;
.2particulars of the identified Regional Ships Waste Reception Centres; and
.3particulars of those ports with only limited facilities.
  3.  Each Party shall notify the Organization for transmission to the Contracting Parties concerned of all cases where the facilities provided under this regulation are alleged to be inadequate.
Made this 24th day of July 2013.
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
[MPA 46/06.C05.V04/NCY; AG/LLRD/SL/243/2010/6 Vol. 1]