Climate Change (Waste) Amendment Regulations 2015

2015/220

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Climate Change (Waste) 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 section 163 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 sections 163(5) and 166(1) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Climate Change (Waste) Amendment Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 January 2016.

3 Application

These regulations apply for the year commencing on 1 January 2016 and for each subsequent year.

4 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Climate Change (Waste) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).

5 Regulation 5 amended (Method of calculating emissions from operating disposal facilities)

In regulation 5(1), item C, paragraph (a), replace “1.31” with “1.19”.

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 (Waste) Regulations 2010 to update the default emissions factor used in calculating emissions from operating disposal facilities, so that it aligns with updated average waste composition data.

These regulations come into force on 1 January 2016 and apply for the year commencing on that date and for each subsequent year.

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.