This page outlines the sequence of events in the development of the National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities.
Timeline of events
|When||What happened||Publication links|
The Ministry released a discussion document for public comment setting out:
|November 2007||The submission period closed. There were eighty-four submissions.|
|May 2008||The Ministry released a summary report on the submissions.||Report on submissions for the proposed National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission|
|September 2008||Cabinet decided the NES should proceed and agreed that regulations should be drafted to give effect to the NES.|
|The Cabinet paper was accompanied by a regulatory impact statement, presenting the costs and benefits of the policy.||Regulatory impact statement: National environmental standards for electricity transmission activities|
|December 2009||The section 32 report evaluated the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the NES. This is a requirement under the RMA when developing a regulation, including a NES. The report also includes a response to public submissions.||Section 32 report for the proposed NES for Electricity Transmission Activities|
|January 2010|| |
The NES came into effect on 14 January 2010.
|Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities) Regulations 2009 [New Zealand Legislation website]|