Climate Change (Other Removal Activities) Amendment Regulations 2012

2012/400

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Climate Change (Other Removal Activities) Amendment Regulations 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of December 2012

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 163 and 168 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 (Other Removal Activities) Amendment Regulations 2012.

2 Commencement and application
  • (1) Regulations 4 and 9 come into force on 1 January 2013.

    (2) The rest of these regulations come into force on 1 April 2013.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 8 amended (Threshold for exporting synthetic greenhouse gases activity)
5 Regulation 11 amended (Collection of information for calculating removals from exporting bulk synthetic greenhouse gases)
6 Regulation 13 amended (Collection of information for purpose of calculating removals from exporting synthetic greenhouse gases in pre-charged equipment)
7 Regulation 15 amended (Collection of information for purpose of calculating removals from exporting synthetic greenhouse gases in motor vehicles)
8 New regulation 9A inserted (Collection of information in relation to synthetic greenhouse gases for period in calendar year 2013)
  • After regulation 9, insert:

    9A Collection of information in relation to synthetic greenhouse gases for period in calendar year 2013
    • If the person is required to collect and record information under regulations 11, 13, and 15 in the year beginning on 1 January 2013 and ending with the close of 31 December 2013, the information must relate to that period.

9 New regulation 22 and cross-heading inserted
  • After regulation 21, insert:

    Criteria for registering as participant in relation to hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons removal activity

    22 Criteria for registering as participant in relation to hydrofluorocarbon and perfluorocarbon removal activity
    • A person who exports or destroys hydrofluorocarbons or perfluorocarbons may register as a participant in relation to an activity listed in subpart 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 4 of the Act if—

      • (a) the person is the manager of a product stewardship scheme accredited under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008; or

      • (b) the hydrofluorocarbon or perfluorocarbon that is the subject of the activity or goods that contain the hydrofluorocarbon or perfluorocarbon that is the subject of the activity were imported on or after 1 January 2013.

10 Schedule amended
  • In the Schedule, replace tables 1 and 2 with the tables 1 and 2 set out in the Schedule of these regulations.


Schedule
Tables 1 and 2 in Schedule replaced

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Table 1
Figures for synthetic greenhouse gases

Gas Chemical formula GWP
figure
Hydrofluorocarbons    
HFC-23 CHF3 14 800
HFC-32 CH2F2 675
HFC-41 CH3F 92
HFC-125 CHF2CF3 3 500
HFC-134 CHF2CHF2 1 100
HFC-134a CH2FCF3 1 430
HFC-143 CH2FCHF2 353
HFC-143a CH3CF3 4 470
HFC-152 CH2FCH2F 53
HFC-152a CH3CHF2 124
HFC-161 CH3CH2F 12
HFC-227ea CF3CHFCF3 3 220
HFC-236cb CH2FCF2CF3 1 340
HFC-236ea CHF2CHFCF3 1 370
HFC-236fa CF3CH2CF3 9 810
HFC-245ca CH2FCF2CHF2 693
HFC-245fa CHF2CH2CF3 1 030
HFC-365mfc CH3CF2CH2CF3 794
HFC-43-10mee CF3CHFCHFCF2CF3 1 640
Perfluorocarbons    
PFC-14 (perfluoromethane) CF4 7 390
PFC-116 (perfluoroethane) C2F6 12 200
PFC-218 (perfluoropropane) C3F8 8 830
PFC-318 (perfluorocyclobutane) c-C4F8 10 300
PFC-3-1-10 (perfluorobutane) C4F10 8 860
PFC-4-1-12 (perfluoropentane) C5F12 9 160
PFC-5-1-14 (perfluorohexane) C6F14 9 300
PFC-9-1-18 C10F18 7 500

Table 2
GWP figures for classes of hydrofluorocarbons or perfluorocarbons

Class Type of hydrofluorocarbon Type of perfluo-
rocarbon
 Other
gas
 GWP
figure
for class
  HFC-23 HFC-32 HFC-125 HFC-134a HFC-143a HFC-152a PFC-218    
GWP 14 800 675 3 500 1 430 4 470 124 8 830 0  
R23 100%               14 800
R134a       100%         1 430
R403B: 5% R290, 56% R22, 39% R218             39% 61% 3 440
R404A: 44% R125, 52% R143a, 4% R134a     44% 4% 52%       3 920
R407C: 23% R32, 25% R125, 52% R134a   23% 25% 52%         1 770
R408A: 7% R125, 46% R143a, 47% R22     7%   46%     47% 2 300
R410A: 50% R32, 50% R125   50% 50%           2 090
R413A: 9% R218, 88% R134a, 3% R600a       88%     9% 3% 2 050
R416A: 59% R134a, 39.5% R124, 1.5% R600       59%       41% 840
R417A: 46.6% R125, 50% R134a, 3.4% R600     46.6% 50%       3.4% 2 350
R422A: 85.1% R125, 11.5% R134a, 3.4% R600a     85.1% 11.5%       3.4% 3 140
R507A: 50% R125, 50% R143a     50%   50%       3 980

 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 (Other Removal Activities) Regulations 2009 (the principal regulations). Regulations 4 and 9 of these regulations come into force on 1 January 2013. The rest of the regulations come into force on 1 April 2013.

Regulations 4 to 7 revoke provisions of regulations 8, 11, 13, and 15 of the principal regulations to reflect the removal of the exemption for HFC-245fa and HFC-365mfc effected by the Climate Change (General Exemptions) Amendment Order (No 2) 2012. The amendments to regulations 11, 13, and 15 mean that a participant in relation to some synthetic greenhouse gas removal activities will have to collect and record information about HFC245fa and HFC-365mfc. Regulation 8 inserts new regulation 9A, which provides that, in the first year in which the person is required to collect and record information under regulations 11, 13, and 15, the information must relate to the period beginning on 1 January 2013 and ending with the close of 31 December 2013.

Regulation 9 inserts new regulation 22, which prescribes criteria for registering as a participant in relation to hydrofluorocarbon and perfluorocarbon removal activity. Regulation 10 replaces tables 1 and 2 in the Schedule of the principal regulations to update the global warming potential figures for synthetic greenhouse gases in line with the figures in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 December 2012.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.