Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Amendment Regulations 2015

2015/215

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Amendment Regulations 2015

Hon Sir William Young, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of September 2015

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to sections 233(4)(a), 235(4), and 245(1) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, His Excellency the Administrator of the Government 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 after complying with the requirements in section 233(6) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Amendment Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 January 2016.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Regulations 2013 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 10 replaced (Price of carbon)

Replace regulation 10 with:

10 Price of carbon

The price of carbon for the 2016 levy year is $0.30, as determined by applying the methodology in regulation 9.

5 Schedule 1 amended

In Schedule 1, seventh column, replace the amounts set out in the first column of Schedule 1 of these regulations with the amounts set out in the second column.

6 Schedule 2 amended

In Schedule 2, seventh column, replace the amounts set out in the first column of Schedule 2 of these regulations with the amounts set out in the second column.

Schedule 1 New seventh column of Schedule 1

r 5

Levy rate (excl GST) ($)Levy rate (excl GST) ($)
0.270.13
0.270.13
0.270.13
0.370.17
1.830.86
0.270.13
0.370.17
0.370.17

Schedule 2 New seventh column of Schedule 2

r 6

Levy rate (excl GST) ($)Levy rate (excl GST) ($)
0.670.31
1.000.47
1.670.78
2.341.10
0.460.21
0.670.31
0.460.21
0.670.31
0.460.21
0.670.31
1.000.47
1.670.78
2.341.10
0.460.21
0.670.31
0.460.21
0.670.31
0.670.31
1.000.47
1.670.78
2.341.10
0.460.21
0.670.31
0.460.21
0.670.31
0.670.31
0.050.02
0.050.02
0.050.03
0.060.03
0.070.03
0.070.03
0.030.02
0.040.02
0.050.02
0.050.02
0.060.03
0.060.03
0.080.04
0.040.02
0.050.02
0.180.09
0.180.09
0.180.09
0.180.09
0.750.35
0.750.35
0.750.35
0.750.35
0.670.31
1.000.47
1.670.78
2.341.10
0.460.21
0.670.31
0.670.31
0.020.01
0.140.06
0.380.18
0.460.21
1.260.59
0.180.09
0.750.35
1.260.59
1.260.59
1.260.59
0.090.04
0.250.12
0.090.04
0.250.12
0.070.03
0.460.21
1.260.59
0.460.21
1.260.59
0.460.21
1.260.59
0.460.21
0.460.21
1.260.59
1.260.59
0.460.21
1.260.59
0.460.21
1.260.59
0.460.21
1.260.59
0.460.21
1.260.59

Michael Webster,
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 (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Regulations 2013. The amendments come into force on 1 January 2016.

The amendments relate to the levy imposed by section 227 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002 in relation to synthetic greenhouse gas. The amendments specify the price of carbon for the 2016 levy year and prescribe the rates of levy for leviable motor vehicles and goods for the 2016 levy year. The 2016 levy year is the period starting on 1 January 2016 and ending with the close of 31 December 2016.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 September 2015.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.