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Proposed National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil: Discussion document

Publication date:  February 2010
Publication reference number:  ME 977

This discussion document, including the proposed national environmental standard and supporting soil guideline values, propose:

  • planning controls appropriate to district and city council plans for assessing contaminants in soil
  • a set of chemical-specific soil contaminant thresholds that will define an adequate level of protection for human health for a range of differing land-uses in New Zealand.

Submissions on the proposals in this discussion document opened in February 2010 and closed on 19 April 2010.