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Appendix D: Information Release Statements

The following information release statements are intended as a starting point for local authorities to modify according to their requirements. The statements are not suitable as a direct substitute for meeting Land Information Memoranda requirements.

A site that does not appear on the register or is classified as 'error'

As at <date> the <regional council name> has no evidence of hazardous substance use, storage or disposal at the site located at <street location, legal description>.

Please note that the <regional council name> records are incomplete. Attached is a list of activities and industries that involve the use, storage or disposal of hazardous substances. You are advised to determine whether the site you are interested in has, or has had, any of these activities or industries on it.

<Disclaimer>

Further information may be available from <name of local authority officer> at <regional council name> or from <territorial authority name>.

(Attach a copy of the Hazardous Activities and Industries List.)

'Land-use information'

As at <date> the site located at <street location, legal description> is described by the <regional council name> as having some land-use information available.

(Select which of the following descriptions are applicable.)

  • The relevant land-use history has not been confirmed. The site has been reported as one that appears on the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (copy attached), but the reported use has not been confirmed.
  • The land-use history has been confirmed. The site has been confirmed as one that appears on the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (copy attached). The site is, or has been, used for <list activities>.
  • The site has been investigated. Investigations indicate that there are no hazardous substances present at the site. The site was associated with an activity or industry that uses, stores or disposes of hazardous substances, but investigations indicate that hazardous substances are at background concentrations or below.
  • The site has been investigated. Investigations indicate that there are no hazardous substances present at the site. The site previously had hazardous substances present, but the site has been remediated to reduce concentrations of those hazardous substances to background concentrations or below.
  • The site has been investigated. Investigations indicate that there are hazardous substances present at the site, but indicate that any adverse effects or risks to people and the environment are considered to be so low as to be acceptable.
  • The site has been investigated. Investigations indicate that there are hazardous substances present at the site, but indicate that any risks to people and the environment are managed so that any adverse effects or risks to people and the environment are considered to be so low as to be acceptable.
  • The site has been partially investigated. Investigations indicate that there are hazardous substances present at the site; however, there is insufficient information to quantify any adverse effects or risks to people or the environment.

Further information may be requested from <name of local authority officer> at <regional council name> or from <territorial authority name>.

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(Attach a copy of the Hazardous Activities and Industries List.)

'Contaminated land'

As at <date> the site located at <street location, legal description> is described by the <regional council name> as contaminated land.

The site has been investigated. There are hazardous substances present on the site that have, or are reasonably likely to have, significant adverse effects on the environment. The site fits within the definition of contaminated land in the Resource Management Act 1991.

The site is, or has been, used for <list activities>.

Further information may be requested from <name of local authority officer> at <regional council name> or from <territorial authority name>.

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(Attach a copy of the Hazardous Activities and Industries List if considered necessary.)