Climate Change (Agriculture Sector) Amendment Regulations 2012

2012/315

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Climate Change (Agriculture Sector) Amendment Regulations 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of October 2012

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 163(1)(a) to (d) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, His Excellency the Governor-General makes the following regulations, acting—

  • (a) on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

  • (b) on the recommendation of the Minister for Climate Change Issues made in accordance with the requirements of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Climate Change (Agriculture Sector) Amendment Regulations 2012.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Application
  • These regulations apply on and from 1 January 2012.

4 Principal regulations
5 Regulation 3 amended (Interpretation)
  • (1) In regulation 3, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    calf means a male or female bovine that—

    • (a) is under 12 months of age; and

    • (b) weighs less than 40 kg at the slaughter point.

    (2) In regulation 3, replace the definitions of bull, cattle, and cow with:

    bull means an uncastrated male bovine

    cattle means any group or combination of bulls, calves, cows, heifers, steers, or vealers

    cow means a female bovine with more than 6 permanent teeth.

    (3) In regulation 3, replace the definition of heifer with:

    heifer means a female bovine with no more than 6 permanent teeth.

    (4) In regulation 3, replace the definition of milk solids with:

    milk solids means milk-fat and protein components of raw milk (being untreated milk) from cows, heifers, or goats.

    (5) In regulation 3, replace the definition of steer with:

    steer means a castrated male bovine.

    (6) In regulation 3, revoke the definitions of deer, hind, milk fat, raw milk, and stag.

6 Regulations 7 to 10 replaced
  • Replace regulations 7 to 10 with:

    7 Information required to calculate emissions from slaughtering certain cattle, deer, goats, pigs, poultry, or sheep
    • (1) This regulation applies to a participant who, in a year,—

      • (a) carries out the activity of slaughtering for human consumption cattle (other than calves and vealers), deer, goats, pigs, poultry (other than layer hens), or sheep; and

      • (b) is the operator of a risk management programme registered under the Animal Products Act 1999; but

      • (c) is not a retail butcher (as defined in section 4(1) of the Animal Products Act 1999).

      (2) The participant must collect and record, for each animal type listed in table 1 of the Schedule slaughtered during the year, the total number of tonnes of that animal type slaughtered for human consumption, as calculated at the slaughter point.

    8 Method of calculating emissions from slaughtering certain cattle, deer, goats, pigs, poultry, or sheep
    • (1) This regulation applies to a participant who, in a year,—

      • (a) carries out the activity of slaughtering for human consumption cattle (other than calves and vealers), deer, goats, pigs, poultry (other than layer hens), or sheep; and

      • (b) is the operator of a risk management programme registered under the Animal Products Act 1999; but

      • (c) is not a retail butcher (as defined in section 4(1) of the Animal Products Act 1999).

      (2) The participant must use the following formula to calculate emissions from the activity for the year for each animal type:

      E = A × B

      where—

      E
      is the emissions in tonnes from the slaughter of an animal type for which information is recorded under regulation 7
      A
      is the total number of tonnes of that animal type as recorded under regulation 7
      B
      is the emissions factor set out in table 1 of the Schedule for that animal type.

      (3) If the participant carries out the slaughtering of more than 1 animal type, the participant must add up the results of the calculation for each animal type and record the total.

    9 Information required to calculate emissions from dairy processing of milk or colostrum
    • A participant who, in a year, carries out the activity of dairy processing of milk or colostrum from cows or heifers must collect and record the total quantity in tonnes of milk solids from the cows or heifers subject to dairy processing by the participant in the year.

    10 Method of calculating emissions from dairy processing of milk or colostrum
    • A participant who, in a year, carries out the activity of dairy processing of milk or colostrum from cows or heifers must use the following formula to calculate emissions from the activity for the year:

      E = A × 8.5

      where—

      E
      is the emissions in tonnes from the dairy processing of milk or colostrum from the cows or heifers
      A
      is the total quantity in tonnes of milk solids from the cows or heifers as recorded under regulation 9.
7 Regulation 11 amended (Information required to calculate emissions from exporting from New Zealand live cattle, pigs, or sheep)
8 Schedule replaced
  • Replace the Schedule with the Schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations.


Schedule
Schedule replaced

r 8

Schedule
Emissions factors

rr 7, 8, 11

Table 1
Slaughtering certain cattle, deer, goats, pigs, poultry, or sheep

Animal typeEmissions factor for each tonne of animal type calculated at slaughter point
Cattle 
Bull (other than a calf or vealer)12.70
Cow (other than a calf or vealer)12.70
Heifer (other than a calf or vealer)12.70
Steer (other than a calf or vealer)12.70
Sheep 
Hogget12.70
Lamb12.70
Ram12.70
Other adult sheep (being a ewe or wether)12.70
Others 
Deer21.00
Goat12.70
Pig1.76
Poultry (other than a layer hen)0.20

Table 2
Exporting live cattle, pigs, or sheep

Animal typeEmissions factor for each animal type for live export
Cattle2.30
Pig0.12
Sheep0.27

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations amend the Climate Change (Agriculture Sector) Regulations 2010. These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, but apply on and from 1 January 2012 (see section 163(3) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002).

The amendments remove requirements for collecting and recording information, and calculating emissions, that relate to the slaughter of calves and vealers, layer hens, or any animal not intended for human consumption. Emissions for slaughtering cattle, deer, goats, pigs, poultry, or sheep are now calculated based solely on the weight (not the number) of animals slaughtered. Changes have been made to the related animal types and emissions factors.

The amendments remove requirements for collecting and recording information, and calculating emissions, that relate to milk or colostrum from goats or sheep.

The amendments also change the animal types and emissions factors that relate to the export of live cattle, pigs, or sheep.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 October 2012.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.