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.
Date of notification in Gazette: 24 October 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.