Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health

This consultation has now closed.

About the consultation

The Government sought feedback on proposed amendments to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations 2011 (NESCS).

The proposed amendments address all four parts of the NESCS framework:

  • Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL)
  • Nationwide set of planning controls
  • Requirements for undertaking and assessing site investigations and reports
  • Nationwide soil contaminant standards for 12 priority contaminants.

Consultation document 

Read the consultation document. 

See the two page summary of the proposed amendments.

Submissions closed at 5.00pm on Friday 14 October 2016.

Publishing and releasing submissions

All or part of any written submission (including names of submitters), may be published on the Ministry for the Environment’s website www.mfe.govt.nz. Unless you clearly specify otherwise in your submission, we will consider that you have consented to website posting of both your submission and your name.

Contents of submissions may be released to the public under the Official Information Act 1982 following requests to the Ministry for the Environment (including via email). Please advise if you have any objection to the release of any information contained in a submission and, in particular, which part(s) you consider should be withheld, together with the reason(s) for withholding the information. We will take into account all such objections when responding to requests for copies of, and information on, submissions to this consultation under the Official Information Act.

The Privacy Act 1993 applies certain principles about the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals by various agencies, including the Ministry for the Environment. It governs access by individuals to information about themselves held by agencies. Any personal information you supply to the Ministry in the course of making a submission will be used by the Ministry only in relation to the matters covered by this consultation. Please clearly indicate in your submission if you do not wish your name to be included in any summary of submissions that the Ministry may publish.

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