This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations are the Resource Management (Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes) Regulations 2010.
The regulations impose minimum requirements on the holders of certain water permits to keep and provide records of fresh water taken under the permits.
The regulations apply to a water permit that allows fresh water to be taken at a rate of 5 litres/second or more, unless the taking of the water is non-consumptive (as described in regulation 4(2)).
The permit holder must keep records that provide a continuous measurement of the water taken under the water permit. The permit holder must provide the records to the regional council that granted the permit.
The regulations specify—
The regulations prevail over a regional rule or a condition of a water permit, unless the rule or condition is more stringent.
The regulations do not apply immediately to existing water permits. Instead, the regulations start to apply to a water permit 2, 4, or 6 years after the commencement of the regulations, depending on the rate at which water may be taken under the permit.
The regulations come into force on 10 November 2010.
Date of notification in Gazette: 26 August 2010.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.