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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
Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016 Environment November 2016 Cabinet paper
Reducing the impact of microbeads in personal care products on the environment Environment November 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Emergency legislation to assist recovery in the areas affected by the Kaikōura earthquake sequence from 14 November 2016 Environment November 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Approval to Begin the Parliamentary Treaty Examination Process Climate Change October 2016 Cabinet paper
RIS: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space rocket launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Environment October 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement for the Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity under the Resource Management Act 1991 October 2016 Regulatory impact statement
RIS: Regulation of deposit of jettisoned material from space rocket launches under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Environment October 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Policy decisions for Resource Legislation Amendment Bill Departmental Report September 2016 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement – Cabinet paper for policy decisions for Resource Legislation Amendment Bill Departmental Report August 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Proposed amendments to the Ozone Layer Protection Regulations 1996 to repeal hydrochlorofluorocarbon wholesaler permits and importation August 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Draft Regulatory Impact Statement on proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health August 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Paris Agreement on climate change - ratification and domestic action July 2016 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Prohibiting the importation of asbestos containing products June 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Fresh Water: Allocation Work Programme Environment June 2016 Cabinet paper
Regulations deeming joint irrigation / hydroelectricity generation projects as network utility operations June 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet paper: Prohibiting the importation of asbestos containing roducts June 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Fresh Water: Allocation Work Programme Environment June 2016 Cabinet paper
Regulatoy Impact Statement for the Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity under the Resource Management Act 1991 June 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Approval for public consultation on a proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity June 2016 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Industrial allocation for group 4 activities May 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet paper – Final policy decisions for environmental reporting topics April 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Paris Climate Change Agreement - Report back to Cabinet and Approval for Signature April 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control March 2016 Cabinet paper
Improving alignment of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme with New Zealand’s provisional 2030 emissions reduction target March 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Establishment of a Kermadec Ocean Santuary February 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill: Second Phase of Resource Management reform and approval for introduction February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 29 October 2015 - Response to request for advice on marine spatial planning February 2016 Briefing note
Briefing note 6 November 2015 - Upcoming meeting with the Conservation Iwi Leaders Group February 2016 Briefing note
Briefing note 2 June 2105 - Ministerial and agency feedback on the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) draft consultation document February 2016 Briefing note
Cabinet Paper: Second Phase of Resource Management Reforms: Batch 1 of policy decisions February 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Second Phase of Resource Management Reforms: Batch 2 of policy decisions February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 31 August 2015 - Marine collaborative processes - funding options February 2016 Briefing note
Briefing Note 18 June 2015 - New Zealand's international obligations and comparative progress February 2016 Briefing note
Cabinet EGI paper 9 December 2015 - The Government's proposed approach to reform New Zealand's marine protection framework and establish recreational fishing parks February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 11 December 2015 - MPA reform consultation plan 2015-16 February 2016 Briefing note
Cabinet Paper: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 29 January 2016 - MPA reform - iwi engagement February 2016 Briefing note
Cabinet EGI paper 18 June 2015 - Draft consultation document on the Government's proposed approach to reform New Zealand's marine protection framework February 2016 Cabinet paper
Briefing note 14 September 2015 - Talking points EGI meeting 16 Sept 2015 February 2016 Briefing note
Amending the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998 February 2016 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: EEZ Amendments November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Consultation on amendments to regulations prescribing organisms as not genetically modified for the purposes of the HSNO Act November 2015 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Consultation on the Environmental Reporting Regulations November 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement - Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015: Alignment of the decision-making processes for nationally significant proposals and notified discretionary marine consents November 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Briefing Note: Environmental Reporting Regulations consultation – draft discussion document and cabinet paper October 2015 Briefing note 15-B-03214
Briefing Note: Environmental Reporting Regulations consultation – Cabinet paper October 2015 Briefing note 15-B-03239
Regulatory Impact Statement: Options for reviewing the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998 October 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory Impact Statement: Activity classification of burial at sea, and discharge and dumping activities under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 September 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Establishment of a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary September 2015 Cabinet paper
Policy approval for proposed amendments to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2008 August 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Environment Canterbury governance arrangements Environment June 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Review of Environment Canterbury: recommendations for future governance arrangements June 2015 Cabinet paper
New Zealand's intended contribution to the new global climate change agreement June 2015 Cabinet paper
Review of Environment Canterbury: Release of discussion document for public consultation March 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Amendment Bill 2015 February 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 Amendment Bill 2015 February 2015 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet Paper: Freshwater reform: Next steps and discussions at Waitangi 2015 January 2015 Cabinet paper
Regulatory impact statement: Streamlined process for the review of Christchurch City's District Plans August 2014 Regulatory impact statement
Regulatory impact statement: Streamlined process for the review of Christchurch City's District Plans August 2014 Regulatory impact statement