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Clean healthy air for all New Zealanders: The National Air Quality Compliance Strategy to meet the PM10 standard

Publication date:  August 2011
Publication reference number:  ME 1064

The National Air Quality Compliance Strategy has been developed to ensure New Zealand meets the ambient PM₁₀ 24-hour standard set by the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Air Quality) Regulations 2004. It sets out the practices regional councils could adopt to meet the standard for PM₁₀ (particulate matter less than 10 micrometres) and thereby deliver clean healthy air for all New Zealanders.

The strategy is aimed principally at regional council officers and their elected representatives. However, it is likely to be of interest to other stakeholders, such as industry, business, resource management consultants, NGOs, environmental groups and local communities.