Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Amendment Regulations 2013

2013/272

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Amendment Regulations 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 17th day of June 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 244(1) 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, after having complied with the requirements specified in section 244(3), (4), and (6) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Amendment Regulations 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2013.

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

    levy means the synthetic greenhouse gas levy imposed by section 227 of the Act.

5 New regulation 11A and cross-heading inserted
  • After regulation 11, insert:

    Exemptions from payment of levy

    11A Exemption for certain leviable motor vehicles registered on or after 1 July 2013
    • (1) A person who registers a leviable motor vehicle on or after 1 July 2013 is exempt from paying the levy if, before 1 July 2013, the motor vehicle received an entry inspection and certification.

      (2) In this regulation,—

      entry inspection and certification means the process by which the Registrar of Motor Vehicles is satisfied of the matters in regulation 5(1)(a) of the Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2011 in relation to the motor vehicle

      registered means registered under Part 17 of the Land Transport Act 1998.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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, which come into force on 1 July 2013, amend the Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Regulations 2013 by inserting a further exemption to the requirement to pay the levy imposed by section 227 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002.

The new exemption applies to leviable motor vehicles that are imported into or manufactured in New Zealand before 1 July 2013 and that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles is satisfied are fit for registration before that date, but that are not registered until on or after that date. The exemption is necessary because information as to whether a motor vehicle is leviable (by virtue of having an air-conditioning system containing certain synthetic greenhouses gases) will not be gathered by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles before 1 July 2013.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 June 2013.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.