Regulatory Impact Statement: Proposed options to include fugitive coal seam methane in allocative baselines in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

Date: September 2013

It provides an analysis of options for a change to regulations under the Climate Change Response Act 2002 (CCRA) to include fugitive coal seam methane (FCSM) emissions as an eligible emission source for the purpose of industrial allocation to eligible activities that use coal. This regulation change is required to implement the decisions made by Parliament in November 2012 through the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Act, which was accompanied by a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS).