This page explains the role of the Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 1996 and provides a link to the regulations.
Role of the regulations
The Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 1996 enable a biological insecticide containing Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki to be discharged as part of a spraying programme under Part 6 or Part 7 of the Biosecurity Act 1993. This is in spite of prohibitions contained in section 15 of the Resource Management Act 1991 [New Zealand Legislation website] on discharging contaminants into the environment. When the insecticide is discharged from an aircraft the discharge must be authorised jointly by the Ministers of Forestry, Health and Conservation.
The Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 1996 were passed on 26 August 1996 and came into effect on 29 August 1996.