32AA Requirements for undertaking and publishing further evaluations

(1)

A further evaluation required under this Act—

(a)

is required only for any changes that have been made to, or are proposed for, the proposal since the evaluation report for the proposal was completed (the changes); and

(b)

must be undertaken in accordance with section 32(1) to (4); and

(c)

must, despite paragraph (b) and section 32(1)(c), be undertaken at a level of detail that corresponds to the scale and significance of the changes; and

(d)

must—

(i)

be published in an evaluation report that is made available for public inspection at the same time as the approved proposal (in the case of a national policy statement or a New Zealand coastal policy statement or a national planning standard), or the decision on the proposal, is notified; or

(ii)

be referred to in the decision-making record in sufficient detail to demonstrate that the further evaluation was undertaken in accordance with this section.

(2)

To avoid doubt, an evaluation report does not have to be prepared if a further evaluation is undertaken in accordance with subsection (1)(d)(ii).

(3)

In this section, proposal means a proposed statement, national planning standard, plan, or change for which a further evaluation must be undertaken under this Act.

Section 32AA: inserted, on 3 December 2013, for all purposes, by section 70 of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 63).

Section 32AA(1)(d)(i): amended, on 19 April 2017, by section 15(1)(a) of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 15).

Section 32AA(1)(d)(i): amended, on 19 April 2017, by section 15(1)(b) of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 15).

Section 32AA(3): amended, on 19 April 2017, by section 15(2) of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 15).