The following guides have been developed by the Ministry to help councils meet their obligations to manage air quality under the Resource Management Act (1991).
Good practice guides for managing air quality
Good practice guide for air quality monitoring and data management
Best practice guidance on ambient air quality monitoring and data management in New Zealand.
Good practice guide for assessing discharges to air from land transport
Guidance on how to consider air quality impacts from transport development.
Good practice guide for assessing discharges to air from industry
Guidance on managing discharges to air from industry.
Good practice guide for atmospheric dispersion modelling
Provides good practice protocols for carrying out atmospheric dispersion modelling in New Zealand.
Compliance monitoring and emission testing of discharges to air
Information and recommendations on determining compliance monitoring requirements, writing consent conditions, and conducting emissions testing.