The following guides have been developed by the Ministry to help councils meet their obligations to manage air quality under the Resource Management Act (1991).
Good practice guides for managing air quality
Good practice guide for air quality monitoring and data management
Best practice guidance on ambient air quality monitoring and data management in New Zealand.
Good practice guide for assessing discharges to air from land transport
Guidance on how to consider air quality impacts from transport development.
Good practice guide for assessing discharges to air from industry
Guidance on managing discharges to air from industry.
Good practice guide for atmospheric dispersion modelling
Provides good practice protocols for carrying out atmospheric dispersion modelling in New Zealand.
Compliance monitoring and emission testing of discharges to air
Information and recommendations on determining compliance monitoring requirements, writing consent conditions, and conducting emissions testing.
Good practice guide for assessing and managing odour
Advice on assessing and monitoring the effects of odour and managing odour emissions.
Good practice guide for assessing and managing dust
Guidance on how to assess and reduce the environmental impacts of dust emissions.
Good practice guide for monitoring and management of visibility in New Zealand
Guidance on the benefits of clear visibility, the contaminants and factors affecting visibility, suitable monitoring methods, potential indicators of visibility degradation, and how emissions causing visibility can be managed in New Zealand.
Good practice guide for preparing emissions inventories
A step-by step guide to preparing emission inventories in New Zealand.
Ambient Air Quality Guidelines: 2002 update
Guidance in how to manage air quality. They set guideline values to ensure our air is clean and healthy to breathe.