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Can an investigating enforcement officer issue an infringement notice if the occupier is out or does not answer the door?
An infringement notice (a fine of $300) may be issued later where appropriate at the officer's discretion, even if the occupier was not there for the visit or was unco-operative. ...
Can I alter my consent to reduce the gravel volume I am being charged for?
You can use the Request to Surrender Resource Consent form to surrender part of your consent. As an example, if you are consented to extract from several sites each with a permitt ...
Can I extract gravel from areas where consents are held by the Regional Engineer?
Contact the Gravel Resources Officer. ...
Can I surrender my gravel take consent if I no longer require it?
If you no longer require the consent it can be surrendered. If you wish to surrender your consent so that no further charges are incurred, then you can do so by notifying Environm ...
Do I need a resource consent for taking gravel?
There is provision for low volume ‘one-off’ takes to be permitted, providing certain conditions are met, otherwise a resource consent is still required. Please contact our Cu ...
Do I require a resource consent to empty my swimming/spa pool water into a river or onto land?
In certain situations it is possible to discharge swimming pool water into a river or onto land without requiring a resource consent however there a number of conditions you must ...
I have seen contractors working in a stream/river/lake. Is this allowed?
Generally a resource consent is required for this kind of activity. However the works may be carried out under a global consent for maintenance. If here is doubt about the legalit ...
I need to do some emergency flood repair works.
You can protect your life and property during an emergency as long as your actions are reasonable. There are no specific authorisations in the RMA for a person to be exempt from r ...
I want to install a culvert /bridge over a drain/stream. Do I need a resource consent?
A resource consent may not be required depending on whether certain conditions are met which relate to earthworks, location, design and completion works. Please contact Customer S ...
My next door neighbour is clearing a wetland. Is this allowed?
Generally a resource consent is required for this kind of activity. Customer Services can check to see if the owner of the property has one and what the conditions are. If the own ...
My next door neighbour is stockpiling smelly compost/waste. Is this allowed?
If your neighbour is residential it will be the District Council that is responsible. Is the incident occurring at present? If yes Environment Canterbury will follow it up depen ...
Someone is spreading animal effluent in my area. Is this allowed?
The person spreading the animal effluent must have prior approval from Environment Canterbury. Please call our Customer Services team or the Pollution Hotline to confirm they are ...
The next door factory/freezing works is discharging smelly fumes/effluent. Can you stop this?
Is the incident occurring at present? If yes, Environment Canterbury will follow it up depending on availability of the monitoring or enforcement officers. However, if it occurred ...
What enforcement tools do Environment Canterbury have available to them when responding to environmental offences?
Environmental offences can be serious criminal offences under the Resource Management Act. Offenders can be imprisoned for up to two years and fined up to $200,000. The Environ ...
What happens when I can’t exercise my gravel take consent because of minimum bed level conditions?
Any consents granted pre-1 July 2007, when the ‘gravel charge’ was adopted in the 2007-2008 Annual Plan will be considered on an individual basis. Those granted after that time ...
What information does Environment Canterbury require from an applicant for a ground water take consent?
Data from a pumping test will form part of the requirements for a groundwater take consent application. A step test will be required unless it is a replacement consent and a step ...
What is the process of reporting pollution or other environmental incidents?
Pollution related complaints should be reported to the 24 hour Pollution Hotline on 0800 76 55 88. We will then be able to refer the incident to the Environment Canterbury monito ...
What things do I need to consider before lodging an application and deposit for a Resource Consent for taking gravel?
Contact the Gravel Resources Officer. ...
Who do I report vegetation clearance to?
You can call Environment Canterbury who can check that the owner of the property is meeting the conditions of their resource consent if they have one. If they are not meeting the ...
Why does Environment Canterbury require applicants for ground water take consents to supply results of an aquifer pumping test?
Canterbury groundwater is highly desirable with groundwater fully or nearly fully allocated in many areas. There is also a high density of bores in many places. If we are to main ...
Why has Environment Canterbury decided to split the Water Science charges by zones rather than spreading it across the whole region?
What is the difference between the Water Science Consent Holder Charge and the resource consent compliance monitoring charges I already pay?
What consultation has Environment Canterbury engaged in with the community regarding the Water Science Consent Holder Charge?
What types of resource consents will incur the Water Science Consent Holder Charge?
How can I find out what work the Water Science Charges will fund in my region?
Can I build an open fire in a house on a rural property?
What does the Authorisation number on the Approved Woodburner list mean?
Is there anything else that people can do to help improve Air Quality?
I have been sold wet firewood. What can I do about it?
My house needs to be rebuilt due to earthquake damage, can I put a woodburner into my new home?
Page created: 5/10/2009. Last updated: 5/10/2009.
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