This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, grants to DF & LMJ Hannah Limited an exemption for 30 063 units surrendered by the company for emissions from its activity of deforesting pre-1990 forest land in 2008 and 2009.
DF & LMJ Hannah Limited’s forest land was affected by a pest that significantly stunted the forest's growth and adversely affected carbon storage levels. As a consequence, the Crown’s estimate of deforestation emissions was approximately 200% higher than the actual emissions.
Exemptions under section 60 can apply to an activity listed in Schedule 3 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002. Part 1 of Schedule 3, which applies on and after 1 January 2008,—
applies to the deforesting of pre-1990 forest land, if the area deforested is more than 2 hectares in the 5-year period commencing on 1 January 2008 or in any subsequent 5-year period; but
does not apply if section 179A of the Act prevents that land from being treated as deforested or if the pre-1990 forest land is affected by a natural event that permanently prevents a forest on that land from being re-established.
Date of notification in Gazette: 12 December 2013.
This order is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.