This guideline has been developed through a partnership between the Ministry for the Environment, regional councils and unitary authorities to ensure consistency in the reporting on contaminated sites.
The guideline includes checklists for reporting requirements for contaminated sites and for the removal of petroleum underground storage tanks, which are available as separate documents.
Changes from the 2003 version
This guideline had minor updates in October 2011 including:
- updated website URLs
- updated references to other documents and government departments
- references to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations 2011 [New Zealand Legislation website].
If you need a copy of the previous guidelines for historical or research purposes please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the NES, visit the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health web page.