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Briefings, weekly updates and cabinet papers

This list captures material which the Ministry for the Environment has provided to Government Ministers. In many cases a copy of the briefing note is available by clicking the title. If you are interested in a paper which is not available you can see if it has been released along with other OIA request or you can request it under the Official Information Act.

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Date of briefing Title Download/View Portfolio To Ministers CC Ministers Date publishedsort ascending Legislation type Reference number
Monday, March 19, 2018 Weekly Updates 1 February to 19 March 2018 Download (pdf, 7.51 MB) Climate Change Hon James Shaw June, 2018 Weekly updates
Monday, May 28, 2018 Impact summary: National Planning Standards Download (docx, 96.85 KB) Environment June, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Monday, December 11, 2017 Weekly update - December 2017 Download (pdf, 3.93 MB) Environment Hon David Parker June, 2018 Weekly updates
Monday, February 26, 2018 Weekly update February 2018 Download (pdf, 15.76 MB) Environment Hon David Parker June, 2018 Weekly updates
Weekly update October 2017 - January 2018 Download (pdf, 12.43 MB) Environment Hon David Parker Hon Nanaia Mahuta May, 2018 Weekly updates
List of titles received by Minister for Climate Change between October 26 and 30 April Download (pdf, 815.93 KB) Climate Change May, 2018
Interim climate change committee terms of reference and appointment Download (pdf, 1.33 MB) April, 2018 Cabinet paper
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Development of regulations under the EEZ Act for decommissioning offshore oil and gas infrastructure Download (, 11.32 MB) Environment March, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Cost recovery of Boards of Inquiry appointed under the EEZ Act Download (pdf, 2.62 MB) Environment March, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
PFOS and PFOA contamination: Engagement with potentially affected neighbours Download (pdf, 154.82 KB) February, 2018 Cabinet paper
PFAS contamination: update on response and planned next steps Download (pdf, 127.49 KB) February, 2018 Cabinet paper
Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Download (pdf, 1.06 MB) February, 2018 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Improving the NZ ETS framework for unit supply Download (pdf, 1.02 MB) December, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
The 100 day plan for climate change Download (pdf, 148.96 KB) December, 2017 Cabinet paper
The 100 day plan for climate change Download (pdf, 166.82 KB) December, 2017 Cabinet minute CAB-17-MIN-0547.01
Regulatory Impact Statement: Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2015 Transitional Regulations Download (doc, 1.31 MB) October, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Draft 2017 Regulatory Impact Statement: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Download (docx, 2.12 MB) August, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater August, 2017 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Prohibiting the sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads Download (pdf, 324.79 KB) August, 2017 Cabinet paper
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Download (pdf, 202.43 KB) August, 2017 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Wash-off products containing microbeads Download (pdf, 575.72 KB) August, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement for amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 Download (pdf, 491.17 KB) August, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Draft 2017 Regulatory Impact Statement: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space vehicle launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Download (pdf, 634.64 KB) August, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater August, 2017 Cabinet paper
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme regulations updates Download (pdf, 3.24 MB) July, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review: Improving the ETS framework July, 2017 Cabinet paper
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review: Improving the ETS framework Download (pdf, 1.03 MB) July, 2017 Cabinet paper
Pest control - Minor amendment to Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 2017 Download (pdf, 82.46 KB) May, 2017 Cabinet paper
Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control – advice following consultation Download (docx, 41.68 KB) February, 2017 Cabinet paper
Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 2017 – Pest Control Download (docx, 35.47 KB) February, 2017 Cabinet paper
Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 Download (pdf, 656.75 KB) February, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet paper: Fresh water - proposals following next steps Download (pdf, 9.22 MB) February, 2017 Cabinet paper
Stock exclusion Download (pdf, 10.27 MB) February, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet paper: Fresh water - proposals following next steps February, 2017 Cabinet paper
Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control Download (pdf, 2.51 MB) January, 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Updating the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities Download (docx, 127.8 KB) November, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Reducing the impact of microbeads in personal care products on the environment Download (pdf, 1.85 MB) November, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016 Download (pdf, 529.79 KB) November, 2016 Cabinet paper
Emergency legislation to assist recovery in the areas affected by the Kaikōura earthquake sequence from 14 November 2016 Download (pdf, 2 MB) November, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement for the Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity under the Resource Management Act 1991 Download (pdf, 866.35 KB) October, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
RIS: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space rocket launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Download (pdf, 576.05 KB) October, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Approval to Begin the Parliamentary Treaty Examination Process Download (pdf, 459.14 KB) October, 2016 Cabinet paper
RIS: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space rocket launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Download (DOC, 925.5 KB) October, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Policy decisions for Resource Legislation Amendment Bill Departmental Report Download (pdf, 745.76 KB) September, 2016 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement – Cabinet paper for policy decisions for Resource Legislation Amendment Bill Departmental Report Download (pdf, 1.79 MB) August, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Draft Regulatory Impact Statement on proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health Download (pdf, 721.76 KB) August, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Proposed amendments to the Ozone Layer Protection Regulations 1996 to repeal hydrochlorofluorocarbon wholesaler permits and importation Download (pdf, 420.96 KB) August, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Paris Agreement on climate change - ratification and domestic action Download (pdf, 1.11 MB) July, 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Fresh Water: Allocation Work Programme Download (pdf, 140.3 KB) June, 2016
Approval for public consultation on a proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity Download (pdf, 217.51 KB) June, 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Prohibiting the importation of asbestos containing roducts Download (pdf, 309.72 KB) June, 2016 Cabinet paper
Regulations deeming joint irrigation / hydroelectricity generation projects as network utility operations Download (pdf, 212.01 KB) June, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Prohibiting the importation of asbestos containing products Download (pdf, 291.29 KB) June, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatoy Impact Statement for the Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity under the Resource Management Act 1991 Download (pdf, 721.38 KB) June, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Development of regulations under the EEZ Act for decommissioning offshore oil and gas infrastructure Download (pdf, 2.26 MB) Environment June, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Industrial allocation for group 4 activities Download (pdf, 1.23 MB) May, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet paper: Paris Climate Change Agreement - Report back to Cabinet and Approval for Signature Download (pdf, 136.68 KB) April, 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper – Final policy decisions for environmental reporting topics Download (pdf, 219.76 KB) April, 2016 Cabinet paper
Improving alignment of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme with New Zealand’s provisional 2030 emissions reduction target Download (pdf, 558.92 KB) March, 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control Download (pdf, 176.54 KB) March, 2016 Cabinet paper