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Publishing and releasing submissions

The information on this page is for people who are making a submission on one of our consultations.

All or part of any written submission the Ministry for the Environment receives electronically or in printed form, including your name, may be published on our website, Unless you clearly specify otherwise in your submission, the Ministry will consider that you have consented to website posting of both your submission and your name.

Submissions may also be released to the public under the Official Information Act 1982 following requests to the Ministry for the Environment (including by email). Please advise if you object to the release of any information contained in your submission and, in particular, which part(s) you consider should be withheld, together with the reason(s) for withholding the information. 

Any personal information you supply to the Ministry when making a submission will only be used by the Ministry in relation to the consultation covered in this document. You have the right to request access to or to correct any personal information you supply to the Ministry.

If you have any questions about the publishing and releasing of submissions, or if you would like to access or correct any personal information you have supplied, please email