Updated 11 September 2018
The Council has a function under section 31 of the RMA to control any actual or potential effects of the use, development or protection of land including the prevention or mitigation of any adverse effects of the storage, use, disposal or transportation of hazardous substances.
Under section 30 of the RMA, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for the control of the use of land for the purpose of prevention or mitigation of any adverse effects of the storage, use, disposal, or transportation of hazardous substances.
In addition to the provisions of the Plan dealing with hazardous substances the following must also be adhered to:
- The relevant rules and provisions of Bay of Plenty Regional Council Regional Water and Land Plan;
- Regulations for hazardous substances under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO Act), administered primarily by the Environmental Risk Management Authority and the Department of Labour.
Under the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Regional Policy Statement, the Council is required to regulate activities using or storing hazardous substances, or disposing of hazardous waste, through the City Plan, the land use consent process and provisions of other legislation.
Where necessary, more stringent measures than those required under the provisions of the HSNO Act and regulations may be imposed to manage the risk to more sensitive environments.
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