The Resource Management Act (RMA 1991) was amended in August 2005. Several of the amendments relate specifically to contaminated land.
Section 30 of the RMA (2005 Amendment) states that regional councils, such as Environment Canterbury, have a function to investigate land for the purposes of identifying and monitoring contaminated land.
These Amendments, combined with the existing requirement of Section 35 of the Act to gather information, indicate that both regional councils and territorial authorities need to record or have access to information about contaminated land in order to conduct their function.
Environment Canterbury's management of contaminated land involves 4 steps:
Additionally, Environment Canterbury seeks to minimise contamination caused by currently operating sites.
What does my territorial authority do?
Territorial authorities have functions related to the use of land. Environment Canterbury is eager to work closely with local councils in order to share the information we have and to develop strategies for the future management of contaminated sites in Canterbury.
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