Approval to release discussion document Proposed amendments to National Environmental Standards for Air Quality: Particulate matter and mercury emissions

Date: June 2020

This Cabinet paper seeks approval to release a discussion document on amendments to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Air Quality) Regulations 2004 (NESAQ). This is to bring them in line with up-to-date science on the health impacts of poor air quality, improve air quality, and enable ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

The discussion document, regulatory impact statement and minute of decision are combined in the document attached.