104F Implementation of national environmental standards

If a national environmental standard is made to control the effects on climate change of the discharge into air of greenhouse gases, a consent authority, when considering an application for a discharge permit or coastal permit to do something that would otherwise contravene section 15 or section 15B,—

(a)

may grant the application, with or without conditions, or decline it, as necessary to implement the standard; but

(b)

in making its determination, must be no more or less restrictive than is necessary to implement the standard.

Section 104F: inserted, on 2 March 2004, by section 7 of the Resource Management (Energy and Climate Change) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 2).

Section 104F heading: amended, on 10 August 2005, by section 61(1) of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 87).

Section 104F: amended, on 10 August 2005, by section 61(2)(a) of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 87).

Section 104F(a): amended, on 10 August 2005, by section 61(2)(b) of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 87).

Section 104F(b): amended, on 10 August 2005, by section 61(2)(b) of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 87).