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Proposed policy for regulating decommissioning under the Exclusive Economic Zones and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012July 2018In 2017, the Government strengthened the regulatory framework for the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas structures and pipelines in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This includes a new requirement for operators to provide a decommissioning plan before applying for a decommissioning-related marine consent. Read more
August 2018The Government is proposing to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags in New Zealand and would like to hear your views. Submissions closed at 5.00 pm on Friday 14 September 2018. Read more
November 2018This document provides a summary of the submissions received on the Proposed mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags consultation document. Read more