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Briefings, weekly updates and cabinet papers

This list captures material which the Ministry for the Environment has provided to Government Ministers. In many cases a copy of the briefing note is available by clicking the title. If you are interested in a paper which is not available you can request it under the Official Information Act.

In some cases material may have been withheld in full or in part, these withholds have been agreed with Ministers.

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Date of briefing Title Portfolio To Ministers CC Ministers Date published Legislation type Reference number
Regulatory Impact Statement: Emissions Trading Regulations: Threshold for Liquid Fuels Opt-In July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement Carbon Price Methodology for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement Carbon Price Methodology for the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy July 2013 Regulatory impact statement
Briefing note: Freshwater Reform: Economic Studies - the potential impacts of water quality limits on non-economic values (Southland case study) April 2013 Briefing note 13-B-00471
Briefing note: Water Reform: Cabinet paper on release of white paper February 2013 Briefing note 13-B-00155
Water Reform: Permission to release freshwater reform proposals and approval to undertake targeted engagement February 2013 Cabinet paper
Briefing note: Water Reform: Objectives and limits - presentation on national objectives framework January 2013 Briefing note 13-B-00053
Briefing note: Water Reform: Objectives and limits - location based discharge allowances January 2013 Briefing note 12-B-02029
Regulatory Impact Statement: Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms December 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Briefing note: Water Reform: Key information for EGI on Wednesday 5 December 2012 December 2012 Briefing note 12-B-02013
Water Reform Overview: Implementing the water reform stratgy December 2012 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms December 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Permitted Activties Proposals for Exclusive Economic Zone Environmental Effects Regulations December 2012 Cabinet paper
Water Reform: Overview November 2012 Cabinet paper
Water Reform Paper One: Governance - proposals for public discussion document November 2012 Cabinet paper
Water Reform - The third report of the Land and Water Forum November 2012 Cabinet paper
Briefing note: Water Reform: Draft cabinet papers November 2012 Briefing note 12-B-01869
Water Reform Paper Two: Objective and limit setting under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 November 2012 Cabinet paper
Briefing note: Water Reform: Draft cabinet paper: Managing within water quality limits under the national policy statement for freshwater management November 2012 Briefing note 12-B-01923
Regulatory impact statement: Freshwater reform: Governance November 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Water Reform Paper Three: Managing within water quality under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management November 2012 Cabinet paper
Water Reform Paper Four: Managing within limits - quantity November 2012 Cabinet paper
Briefing note: Water Reform - Overview: Implementing the Water Reform Strategy November 2012 Briefing note 12-B-01930
Briefing note: Water Reform: Draft Cabinet papers for Minister's review November 2012 Briefing note 12-B-01864
Regulatory Impact Statement: ETS Review 2011: Proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 June 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Progressing Water Reform - The second report of the Land and Water Forum June 2012 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statements: ETS Review 2011: Proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 – Part 3 May 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Emissions Trading Scheme: Forestry, Agriculture and Other Technical and Operational Changes May 2012 Cabinet minute EGI Min (12) 10/3
Regulatory Impact Statement: ETS Review 2011: Proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 – Part 2 – Synthetic Greenhouse Gases April 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: ETS Review 2011: Proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 – Part 1 February 2012 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement Options to streamline Resource Management Act and Reserve Act processes for Electricity Network Recovery under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 September 2011 Regulatory impact statement
EGI Min (11) 17/5: Proposed Environmental Reporting Bill: Release of Discussion Document August 2011 Cabinet minute EGI Min (11) 17/5
Fresh Start for Fresh Water - High level Government reponse to the Land and Water Forum report August 2011 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement Options for Expediting RMA Consent Application processes for the operation of the Burwood Resource Recovery Park under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 July 2011 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement Industrial Allocation under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Group Six June 2011 Regulatory impact statement
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone Environment Effects Legislation CAB Paper 2011 May 2011 Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Regulatory Impact Statement Proposed National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health May 2011 Regulatory impact statement
National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management May 2011 Cabinet paper
Phase Two of the Resource Management Reforms - Urban and Infrastructure Planning and General Issues May 2011 Cabinet paper
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Proposal for Exclusive Economic Zone environmental effects legislation May 2011 Cabinet paper Cab 07-C-0751
Fresh Start for Fresh Water - Forward work programme May 2011 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 April 2011 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement – National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Statement April 2011 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Exclusive Economic Zone and Extended Continental Shelf Environmental Effect Legislation April 2011 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 April 2011 Regulatory impact statement
Assistance Fund for Freshwater Clean-ups March 2011 Cabinet paper
Assistance Fund for Freshwater Clean-ups March 2011 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Industrial Allocation for Production of Reconstituted Wood Panels (Group 5 Activity) February 2011 Regulatory impact statement
Advisory Group on Green Growth initiatives January 2011 Cabinet paper
Cabinet minute: Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity: Release for Public Consultation December 2010 Cabinet minute CAB Min (10) 43/9
Regulatory impact statement: Options for improving indigenous biodiversity on private land November 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Options for improving indigenous biodiversity on private land November 2010 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Amending the PM10 Air Quality Standards: Final Recommendations November 2010 Regulatory impact statement