During this period of the COVID-19 response and the Alert Level 4 lockdown, consent holders are expected to continue to operate in compliance with their consent conditions and other rules. Ensure all treatment plants continue to be fully operational and all data are recorded and maintained.
We recognise that one of the biggest challenges in terms of meeting your consents conditions is likely to be any monitoring that requires laboratory analysis. This has been suspended until further notice.
Our compliance team continue to focus their efforts on key areas, including investigation, enforcement and pollution response (one of our essential services), advice and education, assessment of compliance monitoring reports and receiving data collated prior to the lockdown period.
The team are not able to continue their routine resource consent monitoring, or their groundwater monitoring programme.
We will continue to respond to pollution and significant incidents that require an emergency response such as major pollution events, e.g. oil spill, significant discharges to waterways. Please continue to call us on our pollution hotline line 0800 76 88 45 which is available 24/7.
For more information on what the COVID-19 lockdown means for our RMA functions, check out the Ministry for the Environment's FAQs section.
Find all our compliance forms here.
We respond to pollution complaints and monitor consent holders to ensure consent conditions are met.
Compliance monitoring reports
Compliance monitoring reports are available for download here.
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