Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014

Date: February 2017

This draft Regulatory Impact Statement has been prepared by the Water Directorate, a joint-directorate of the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry for Primary Industries. It provides an analysis of options to address issues that have arisen, or have the potential to arise, in the implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014, which was first introduced in 2011. It accompanies a discussion document on proposed changes to the Freshwater NPS and an evaluation report prepared under section 32 of the Resource Management Act 1991.