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Resource Management Act 1991 (No. 69 of 1991).

Country/Territory
New Zealand
Document type
Legislation
Date
1991 (2018)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to restate and reform the law relating to the use of land, air, and water.
Subject
Environment gen., Land & soil, Water
Keyword
Basic legislation Effluent waste water/discharge Soil pollution/quality Coastal zone management Protected area Water conservation zone Inland waters Land-use planning Authorization/permit Surface water Groundwater Bed Thermal and medicinal waters Waterworks
Geographical area
Oceania
Abstract

This Act consists of 15 Parts divided into 433 sections, and contains 12 Schedules. The overall purpose of this Act is to promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources (sect. 5) and it covers the areas of land use, coastal marine areas, river and lake beds, water, as well as discharges of contaminants into the environment.

Full text
English
Website
www.legislation.govt.nz

References - Legislation

Repeals

Clean Air Act 1972.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1972 (1989) | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Clutha Development (Clyde Dam) Empowering Act 1982 (No. 20 of 1982).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1982 | Repealed

Keyword: River basin institution, Waterworks, Basin/catchment/watershed, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water and Soil Conservation Act 1967.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1968 (1985) | Repealed

Keyword: Protected area, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Offences/penalties, Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Water conservation zone, Authorization/permit, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water rights, Institution, Access-to-information, Basin/catchment/watershed, Water abstraction, Effluent waste water/discharge, Public water, Servitude, Court/tribunal, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations, 2011.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2011

Keyword: Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Kawarau) Order, 1997.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1997

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2016

Keyword: Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Coastal zone management, Land-use planning, Marine area, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Motueka River) Order, 2004.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2004

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Mohaka River) Order, 2004.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2004

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry) Regulations 2017.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2017

Keyword: Afforestation/reforestation, Forest management/forest conservation, Forestry protection measures, Plant protection, Planting material/seeds, Forest service/forest officers, Authorization/permit, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations, 2007.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2007

Keyword: Potable water, Water quality standards, Authorization/permit, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Rangitata River) Order 2006.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2006

Keyword: Forest management/forest conservation, Forest fires, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Consumer protection, Water quality standards, Water abstraction

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Buller River) Order, 2001.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2001

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Oreti River) Order 2008.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2008

Keyword: Forest management/forest conservation, Forest fires, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Consumer protection, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Mataura River) Order, 1997.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1997

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Drainage/land reclamation, Pollution control, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes) Regulations 2010.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2010

Keyword: Inland waters, Ecosystem preservation, Water abstraction, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Buller River) Order, 2001.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2001 (2008)

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (Network Utility Operations) Regulations 2016.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2016

Keyword: Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Land-use planning, Authorization/permit, Hydropower generation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Resource Management Amendment Act (No. 105 of 1994).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1994

Keyword: Marine pollution, Environmental planning, Marine area, Authorization/permit, Coastal zone management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management Amendment Act (No. 160 of 1996).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1996

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Court/tribunal, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Coastal zone management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management Amendment Act (No. 104 of 1997).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1997

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Marine pollution, Authorization/permit, Coastal zone management, Public land, Subdivision of land, Institution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Aquaculture Reform (Repeals and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2004

Keyword: Mariculture, Aquaculture, Fishery management and conservation, Coastal zone management, Authorization/permit, Fishing authorization

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries (Remedial Issues) Amendment Act 1998 (Act No. 67 of 1998).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1998

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Allocation/quota, Total allowable catch, Data collection/reporting, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Seasons, Molluscs, Offences/penalties, Fishing authorization

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries Act 1996 (No. 88 of 1996).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1996 (2017)

Keyword: Framework law, Basic legislation, Tax/levy, Foreign fishing, Traditional rights/customary rights, Aquaculture, Total allowable catch, Dispute settlement, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Enforcement/compliance, Allocation/quota, Offences/penalties, Institution, Inspection, Mariculture, Cartilaginous fishes, Fishing authorization, High seas

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 (No. 72 of 2012).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2012 (2018)

Keyword: Continental shelf, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Management/conservation, Maritime zone, Pollution control, EIA, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Other references

Cited by

Powelliphanta Augustus Incorporated (formerly Save Happy Valley Coalition Incorporated), Appellant, and Solid Energy New Zealand Limited, First Respondent, and Buller District Council, Second Respondent, and West Coast Regional Council, Third Respondent

Jurisprudence | Others | New Zealand |

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Mining licence

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

Graham v Grey District Council.

Jurisprudence | Others | New Zealand |

Keyword: Hydropower generation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Procedural matters, Dispute settlement

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

Marr v Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Jurisprudence | Others | New Zealand |

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Air pollution (stationary sources), Air quality/air pollution, Procedural matters, Dispute settlement, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: UNEP, InforMEA