Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008

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Reprint as at 22 November 2012

Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008

(SR 2008/355)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 29th day of September 2008

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.


Pursuant to sections 163, 167, and 168 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Contents

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Application

General provisions

4 Interpretation

5 Rounding rules

6 Mapping information

7 EPA may issue guidelines or standards

8 Fees and charges

8A Waivers and refunds for fees and charges

9 Hourly rate costs

10 Notification of status of forest land

11 Registrar to record notices in relation to status of forest land

12 Cancellation of notices

13 Applications for exemptions for pre-1990 forest land under section 183

Pre-1990 forest land participants

14 Collection of information by pre-1990 forest land participants

15 Method of calculating emissions for deforestation of pre-1990 forest land

16 Rules for application of tables in Schedule 4

17 Emissions returns in relation to deforestation of pre-1990 forest land

Post-1989 forest land participants

18 Mapping information for post-1989 forest land

19 Collection of information by post-1989 forest land participants

20 Calculation of carbon stock changes by post-1989 forest land participants

20A Calculation of carbon stock changes when new carbon accounting area is constituted from post-1989 forest land from another carbon accounting area

21 Calculation of carbon stock

22 Rules for application of tables in Schedule 6 or participant-specific tables

FMA participants

22A Assignment of forest class

22B Field measurement-based assessment process

22C Allocation of permanent sample plots

22D Production of participant-specific tables

22E Use of participant-specific tables

22F Application for allocation of new permanent sample plots

22G Rules to apply if FMA participant's registered post-1989 forest land is reduced but remains 100 or more hectares

22H Rules to apply if FMA participant's registered post-1989 forest land is reduced below 100 hectares

22I Reconfiguration of registered post-1989 forest land

22J Rules to apply if FMA participant's registered post-1989 forest land is 100 hectares or more and is increased

22K Permanent waivers in relation to requirement to establish permanent sample plots

22L Waivers in relation to use of participant-specific tables

22M Cost recovery for assessment under section 121 of Act

22N Form of certain documents

22O Transitional provision

Tree weed exemptions

23 Designation of certain trees as tree weeds

24 Applications for declarations of exempt land

25 Further information required in relation to application

26 Information required in relation to land under statutory protection or control

27 Information required in relation to land within or near legally protected area

28 Other documentation to be included with application

Schedule 1
Regions

Schedule 2
Fees and charges payable for applications and other matters relating to post-1989 forest land

Schedule 3
Forms

Schedule 4
Tables of carbon stock per hectare for pre-1990 forest land

Schedule 5
Geospatial mapping information that must be submitted to EPA with specified documents

Schedule 6
Tables of carbon stock per hectare for post-1989 forest land

Schedule 7
Forest species that are tree weeds

Gazette information

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