5ZOB Recommendations about decreased or increased phase-out rates

(1)

The Commission must, on the Minister’s request, consider and recommend whether—

(a)

a decreased phase-out rate should be set for 1 or more eligible industrial activities for a year or years (by the making or amendment of regulations under section 84A):

(b)

an increased phase-out rate should be set for 1 or more eligible industrial activities for an emissions budget period (by the making or amendment of regulations under section 84B).

(2)

The Commission must recommend that a decreased phase-out rate should be set for 1 or more eligible industrial activities if the Commission is satisfied that there is an ongoing and substantial risk that activities will be relocated outside of New Zealand to reduce emissions-related costs.

(3)

The Commission may recommend that an increased phase-out rate should be set for 1 or more eligible industrial activities if the Commission is satisfied that it is appropriate to do so, having regard to the matters listed in section 84C(3).

Section 5ZOB: inserted, on 23 June 2020, by section 19 of the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 22).