This page has information on the 2016 technical updates to NZ ETS regulations and links to the amendment regulations.
About the technical updates
Public consultation on proposed amendments to New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) regulations was held between 17 June and 6 July 2016. After considering feedback from the consultation, the Minister for Climate Change Issues approved drafting of the following amendment regulations. These were approved by Cabinet and published in the New Zealand Gazette on 30 September 2016.
Amendment regulations with the technical updates
See the amendment regulations on the New Zealand Legislation website:
- Climate Change (Eligible Industrial Activities) Amendment Regulations No 2 2016
Regulation 23 now reflects the integration of purchased assets into the activity of making steel from iron sand.
- Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial processes) Amendment Regulations 2016
Natural gas default emissions factors for several gas fields have been updated. These were for gas fields where information sharing between the Environmental Protection Authority, the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment was approved by gas mining NZ ETS participants. Officials will follow-up in early 2017 with the miners of gas fields who did not respond to the information sharing request.
- Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Amendment Regulations 2016
Technical changes improve the clarity of the reporting regulations.