Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008

Version as at 1 January 2022

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008

(SR 2008/355)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 29th day of September 2008

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Note

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.

Pursuant to sections 163, 167, and 168 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Application
4Interpretation
4ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
5Rounding rules
6Mapping information
7EPA may issue guidelines or standards
8Fees and charges
8AWaivers and refunds for fees and charges
9Hourly rate costs
10Notification of status of forest land
11Registrar to record notices in relation to status of forest land
12Cancellation of notices
13Applications for exemptions for pre-1990 forest land under section 183
14Collection of information by pre-1990 forest land participants
15Method of calculating emissions for deforestation of pre-1990 forest land
15AOffsetting forest land applications
15BUsual rotation periods for forest species
16Rules for application of tables in Schedule 4
17Emissions returns in relation to deforestation of pre-1990 forest land
18Mapping information for post-1989 forest land
19Collection of information by post-1989 forest land participants
20Calculation of carbon stock changes by post-1989 forest land participants
20ACalculation of carbon stock changes when new carbon accounting area is constituted from post-1989 forest land from another carbon accounting area
21Calculation of carbon stock
22Rules for application of tables in Schedule 6 or participant-specific tables
22AAssignment of forest class
22BField measurement-based assessment process
22CAllocation of permanent sample plots
22DProduction of participant-specific tables
22EUse of participant-specific tables
22FApplication for allocation of new permanent sample plots
22GRules to apply if FMA participant’s registered post-1989 forest land is reduced but remains 100 or more hectares
22HRules to apply if FMA participant’s registered post-1989 forest land is reduced below 100 hectares
22IReconfiguration of registered post-1989 forest land
22JRules to apply if FMA participant’s registered post-1989 forest land is 100 hectares or more and is increased
22KPermanent waivers in relation to requirement to establish permanent sample plots
22LWaivers in relation to use of participant-specific tables
22LAExtension of deadline to apply for plots and collect FMA information
22MCost recovery for assessment under section 121 of Act
22NForm of certain documents
22OTransitional provision
23Designation of certain trees as tree weeds
23AApplication may be made for any type of tree weed
24Applications for declarations of exempt land
25Further information required in relation to application
26Information required in relation to land under statutory protection or control
27Information required in relation to land within or near legally protected area
28Other documentation to be included with application
29Criteria when EPA considers applications
30Priorities when EPA considers applications
Gazette Information
Notes