Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Amendment Regulations 2017

  • Corrections have been made to Schedule 2 on 31 August 2017 under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 2018, amend the Climate Change (Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levies) Regulations 2013.

The amendments relate to the synthetic greenhouse gas levy imposed by section 227 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002. The amendments—

  • specify the price of carbon for the 2018 levy year; and

  • prescribe the rates of levy for leviable motor vehicles and goods for the 2018 levy year; and

  • expand the list of leviable goods to include—

    • air-conditioning units and heat pumps containing R32; and

    • parts for refrigerating or freezing units containing HFC-134a; and

    • dehumidifiers containing R32 or R404A; and

    • aeroplanes and other aircraft containing HFC-134a; and

    • polyurethanes containing HFC-245fa; and

    • fire extinguishers containing HFC-227ea; and

    • industrial ink-jet printing machines containing HFC-134a.

The 2018 levy year starts on 1 January 2018 and ends at the close of 31 December 2018.

Regulatory impact statement

The Ministry for the Environment produced a regulatory impact statement on 15 June 2017 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.