Climate Change (General Exemptions) Order 2009

Version as at 1 January 2022

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Climate Change (General Exemptions) Order 2009

(SR 2009/370)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 30th day of November 2009

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


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.

This order is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.

Pursuant to section 60 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister for Climate Change Issues made after complying with the requirements of that section, makes the following order.


4Exemption for activity of importing coal
5Exemption for activity of using geothermal fluid
6Exemption for activity of combusting used oil or waste oil
6AExemption for activity of using specified liquid hydrocarbons
6BExemption for activity of producing iron or steel
7Exemption for activity of producing gold
8Exemption for activity of importing or manufacturing synthetic fertilisers containing nitrogen
9Exemption for activity of slaughtering ruminant animals, pigs, horses, or poultry
10Exemption for activity of dairy processing of milk or colostrum
11Exemption for activity of exporting live cattle, sheep, or pigs
12Exemption for activity of producing eggs [Revoked]
12AExemption for operating remote disposal facilities
12BExemption for activity of importing coal in products that do not release carbon dioxide
13Exemption for activity of mining coal in form of peat
13AExemption for operating disposal facility in relation to certain waste
13BExemption for operating disposal facility disposing of waste from closed landfill
14Exemption for activity of importing sulphur hexafluoride [Revoked]
15Exemption for activity of importing HFC-245fa/365mfc [Revoked]
16Exemption for activity of mining natural gas, other than for export
17Exemption for activity of operating electrical switchgear that uses sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)
17AExemption for activity of importing hydrofluorocarbons or perfluorocarbons
18Exemption for activity of deforesting
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