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Appendix 3: Example public notices

Auckland

National Environmental Standard

The Auckland Regional Council is required under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004 to report any breach of the ambient air quality standard. The Auckland Urban Airshed is currently in breach of the standard for fine particles (PM10) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).

Date Breach Occurred Location 24 hr average PM10

31 August 2007 Khyber Pass Rd (Newmarket) 52 μg/m3

The National Environmental Standard for 24 hour average PM10 is 50 μg/m3. PM10 are tiny particles suspended in the air that are invisible to the human eye. These particles can affect health, especially in asthmatics and people with heart and lung disease.

Date and Time Breach Occurred Location 1 hr average NO2

29 August 2007 10:00 am Queen St (CBD) 227 μg/m3

The National Environmental Standard for 1 hour average NO2 is 200 μg/m3. NO2 is a gas that can irritate the lungs, increase susceptibility to asthma, and lower resistance to infections such as the flu.

For further information, please visit our website www.arc.govt.nz

National Environmental Standard

Environment Bay of Plenty

Yes – PM10 in Rotorua (see example below).

National Environmental Standard – Public notice

Environment Bay of Plenty is required under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004 to report any breach of the ambient air quality standard.

Particulate matter (PM10) concentration has exceeded the standard in the Rotorua Local Air Management Area.

The National Environment Standard for 24 hour PM10 is 50 µg/m3

Location Date Concentration
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 01-Jun-08 82 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 05-Jun-08 66 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 06-Jun-08 95 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 11-Jun-08 86 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 12-Jun-08 91 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 13-Jun-08 70 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 14-Jun-08 67 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 15-Jun-08 53 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 19-Jun-08 79 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 20-Jun-08 107 µg/m3
Edmund Road, Rotorua. 21-Jun-08 58 µg/m3

Bill Bayfield
Chief Executive

Environment Canterbury

The National Environmental Standard for Air Quality (NESAQ) threshold for PM10 (particles smaller than 10 microns in diameter) has been breached more than once in the Christchurch, Kaiapoi and Rangiora airsheds.

The NESAQ allows the PM10 threshold of 50 μg/m3 (24-hour average concentration, reported from midnight to midnight) to be exceeded no more than once per year in each airshed. For the purpose of determining compliance of the NESAQ in Christchurch, only results from the St Albans monitoring site are taken into account. However, concentrations from all monitoring sites are reported in the following tables, if there has been an exceedence at any of the monitoring sites.

Since the beginning of 2008 to the end of June, there have been 14 exceedences of the PM10 threshold at the representative site for Christchurch in St Albans (9 in May, 5 in June), 14 in Kaiapoi (6 in May, 8 in June) and 5 in Rangiora (1 in May, 4 in June). Those exceedences occurring in June are reported in the following tables. Details of earlier exceedences were published on June 7.

24 hour average PM10 concentrations (μg/m3)

Christchurch airshed*

Date occurred St Albans* Burnside* Woolston*
4 June 2008 51 55 29
5 June 2008 44 45 52
6 June 2008 41 36 70
10 June 2008 55 55 80
11 June 2008 50 37 80
19 June 2008 51 47 103
20 June 2008 64 50 88
21 June 2008 45 53 35
25 June 2008 53 50 46

* Monitoring sites located in:

Coles Place, St Albans - dominated by residential emissions

Greers Road, Burnside - dominated by residential emissions

King Edward Terrace, Woolston - dominated by residential and industrial emissions

 

Date occurred

Date occurred Kaiapoi airshed* Rangiora airshed*
4 June 2008 55 26
5 June 2008 57 44
6 June 2008 58 35
10 June 2008 70 39
11 June 2008 74 59
19 June 2008 78 59
20 June 2008 44 52
21 June 2008 64 46
25 June 2008 57 58

* Monitoring sites located in:

Peraki Street, Kaiapoi - dominated by residential emissions

Percival Street, Rangiora - dominated by residential emissions

Further information is available at: www.ecan.govt.nz/todaysair
Dr Bryan Jenkins
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Environment Southland

National Environmental Standard – Public notice

Environment Southland (Southland Regional Council) is required under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards (NES) Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004 to report any breach of the ambient air quality standard.

Particulate PM10 concentrations exceeded the standard during the months of May and June 2008 at the following locations:

Location Date Concentration (µg/m3)
Gore at Main Street 4/05/2008 65.8
Invercargill at Pomona 17/05/2008 64.4
Invercargill at Pomona 21/05/2008 95.8
Invercargill at Miller 21/05/2008 50.8
Invercargill at Pomona 29/05/2008 57
Invercargill at Pomona 2/06/2008 77.2
Invercargill at Pomona 20/06/2008 110
Invercargill at Miller 20/06/2008 54.4
Winton at Essex St 20/06/2008 73.9
Invercargill at Miller 30/06/2008 61.9
Gore at Main Street 30/06/2008 58.9
Invercargill at Pomona 30/06/2008 91.9

The National Environmental Standard for 24 hour PM10 is 50 g/m3.

One exceedence of the NES is allowed per year. There has been one exceedence of the NES in Winton on the 20 of June 2008; any further exceedances will breach the NES.

There have been two exceedences in Gore so far this year, with the highest reading being 65.8 micrograms per cubic metre of air on the 4th of May. The Gore airshed has breached the standard for Particulate PM10.

There has been nine exceedences in Invercargill so far this year, with the highest reading being 110 micrograms per cubic metre of air on 20th of June 2008 (Note: this exceedance was in part caused by a house fire). The Invercargill airshed has breached of the standard for Particulate PM10.

More information on Air Quality can be found on our website www.es.govt.nz

Daily Air Quality Reports for Invercargill and Gore are provided at 5:30pm on CueTV and 6pm on Hokonui Radio.

Chris Arbuckle
Environmental Information Manager

Environment Waikato

Exceedances of PM10 in Taupo and May 2008

Greater Wellington

Breach of the National Environmental Standard for Air Quality

The National Environmental Standard for Air Quality (NESAQ) threshold for PM10 (particles smaller than 10 microns in diameter) has been breached once in the Wairarapa airshed since 1 September 2005 as follows:

Wairarapa airshed:

Date occurred Wairarapa College
2 July 2006 52 µg/m3

The NESAQ allows the PM10 threshold of 50 µg/m3 (24-hour average concentration, reported from midnight to midnight) to be exceeded no more than once per year in the airshed.

Further Information is available at:

www.gw.govt.nz/airquality

Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Express – Thursday Combined Advertisement

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Sub-heading Breach of Air Quality Standard for PM10 in the Blenheim Area
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In accordance with regulation 16 of the Resource Management Act (National Environmental Standards relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004, referred to as the NES, Marlborough District Council gives notice that the NES for PM10 has been breached in the Blenheim airshed in the year from 1 September 2007.

Date of Breach Location of Breach PM10 (µg m-3)
13 May 2008 Redwoodtown 51
20 May 2008 Redwoodtown 56
10 June 2008 Redwoodtown 56

The Marlborough District Council monitors PM10 concentrations relative to the NES at air monitoring sites in Middle Renwick Road, Redwoodtown and Picton.

The NES for PM10 allows the threshold of 50 µg m-3 to be exceeded on no more than one day per year. The first breach in Blenheim occurred on 13 May 2008. The NES has been breached on 3 occasions in Blenheim for the year from 1 September 2007.

More information can be found on our website www.marlborough.govt.nz

Nelson City Council

Public Notice pursuant the clause 16 of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004, of Breach of National Environmental Standard for PM10

Nelson City Council herby gives notice that, PM10 concentrations exceeded a mean 24 hour concentration of 50 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) as specified in Schedule 1 of the above Regulations within the area gazetted as Air shed A: Nelson South and Air Shed B: Tahunanui-Stoke on the following occasions.

Day 24 hour mean PM10 Concentration Measured (µg/m3) Extent of PM10 Exceedence (µg/m3) Location at which Regulation was Breached
30-06-2008 56 6 Air shed A: St Vincent St
1-07-2008 61 11 Air shed A: St Vincent St
2-07-2008 54 4 Air shed A: St Vincent St
2-07-2008 51 1 Air shed B: Tahunanui-Stoke

Viesturs Altments
Chief Executive

Otago Regional Council

BREACH OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL

STANDARDS FOR AIR

The Otago Regional Council is required under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004 to report any breach of the ambient air quality standard.

The National Environmental Standard for 24 hour PM10 is 50 micrograms of particulate per cubic metre of air (µg/m3). PM10 concentrations in June 2008 exceeded the standard as follows:

June 2008
  Air Zone 1 Air Zone 2
Date Alexandra Arrowtown Clyde Cromwell Dunedin Milton Mosgiel Oamaru
1 93.7 58.2 88.2 50.6        
2       55.3        
4 71.8              
5 98.9   58.7 84.6        
10 95.6 56.8 82.4          
11 90.6 88.3 62.0 73.4        
12 102.7   60.1   61.2 112.8 53.6  
13 105.1   60.1     74.9    
14 117.0   53.0     120.9    
15 73.8         86.5    
16           80.1    
18   63.5   90.2 52.1 83.2 51.1  
19 100.6   84.7 98.6 62.1 144.8 108.4  
20 100.2   89.7 101.9 70.3 86.7 76.7 51.4
21 112.1 52.8 68.7     137.4   53.8
22 57.2              
23 51.4              
25 51.1 50.6            
26 71.6         62.5    
27 80.8     50.1        
28 54.0              
29 88.8   56.5          
30 85.6 74.8 72.6 105.4   85.9    
Total 20 7 12 9 4 11 4 2

For more information, see our website www.orc.govt.nz

Matt Hickey
Manager Resource Science

Tasman District Council

Tasman District Council logo

Public Notice pursuant to Clause 16 of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relation to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004, of Breach of National Environmental Standard for PM10 .

On this, the 18th day of June, 2008, Territorial Authoritiesman District Council hereby gives notice that, PM10 concentrations exceeded an average 24-hour concentration of 50 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3) as specified in Schedule 1 of the above Regulations within the area gazetted as Richmond Air Shed and on the following 15 occasions:

Day PM10 Concentration measured(μg/m3) Extent of PM10 Exceedence(μg/m3) Location at which Exceedence was Measured
May 28 2008 69.9 19.9 Richmond Central
May 29 2008 63.6 13.6 Richmond Central
May 30 2008 67.3 17.3 Richmond Central
May 31 2008 67.0 17 Richmond Central
June 1 2008 55.9 5.9 Richmond Central
June 5 2008 55.6 5.6 Richmond Central
June 6 2008 59.3 9.3 Richmond Central
June 10 2008 65.6 15.6 Richmond Central
June 11 2008 61.9 11.9 Richmond Central
June 12 2008 76.7 76.7 Richmond Central
June 13 2008 61.3 61.3 Richmond Central
June 14 2008 50.3 0.3 Richmond Central
June 15 2008 61.6 11.6 Richmond Central
June 18 2008 56.2 6.2 Richmond Central
June 19 2008 51.2 1.2 Richmond Central

The number of exceedences is higher for this time of year than any previous year. Look up http://www.Territorial Authoritiesman.govt.nz/index.php?Air for the most up-to-date information on air quality in Richmond and other historic monitoring in other Territorial Authoritiesman towns.

A new monitoring site is running in Richmond this winter only (started on June 2, 2008) and is located in Richmond South. The instrument at this site does not have a continuous real-time output as at the Richmond Central site. This means that there is a delay of weeks before results become available because the filters have to be analysed at a certified laboratory.

West Coast Regional Council

Breaches of air quality standard for PM10 in the Reefton airshed.

So far this winter Reefton has recorded 18 exceedences of the National Environmental Standard for PM10. An exceedence of the standard is any recording of 50ug/m3 PM10 or more averaged over a 24 hour period. So far this winter the highest recorded value was 78ug/m3 recorded on the 28th of May.

Date of Breach Location of Breach PM10 (µg m-3 )
17-5-2008 Reefton 55
20-5-2008 Reefton 50
21-5-2008 Reefton 58
22-5-2008 Reefton 52
23-5-2008 Reefton 57
25-5-2008 Reefton 54
26-5-2008 Reefton 76
27-5-2008 Reefton 78
28-5-2008 Reefton 68
29-5-2008 Reefton 67
30-5-2008 Reefton 56
5-6-2008 Reefton 52
18-6-2008 Reefton 64
30-6-2008 Reefton 69
2-7-2008 Reefton 55
8-7-2008 Reefton 64
9-7-2008 Reefton 67
10-7-2008 Reefton 60

 

For more information on Air Quality please check the website http://www.wcrc.govt.nz/state_of_the_environment/air_quality/ or contact the Air Quality scientist at the regional council Stefan.Beaumont@wcrc.govt.nz