Updated 16 November 2020
9A.1.1 Objective - Prevention or Mitigation of Adverse Environmental Effects and Minimisation of Risk
Adverse environmental effects and/or risks to human health, property and/or the receiving environment associated with facilities and activities involving the manufacture, storage, use, transportation and/or disposal of hazardous substances are prevented or mitigated.
9A.1.1.1 Policy - Location of Hazardous Facilities
By ensuring that facilities involving the manufacture, storage, use, disposal and transportation of hazardous substances are located so the risk to the wider environment is prevented or mitigated. In particular, facilities should avoid locating adjacent to water bodies, residential areas or other sensitive receiving environments unless the potential adverse effects of any failure of the facility, storage device or systems can be avoided.
9A.1.1.2 Policy - Design and Management of Hazardous Facilities
By ensuring that facilities involving the manufacture, storage, use, disposal or transportation of hazardous substances are designed, constructed and managed to prevent or mitigate adverse environmental effects and minimise risks to the environment.
9A.1.1.3 Policy - Risk Management
By ensuring that all hazardous substances facilities have emergency contingency plans or strategies capable of avoiding, remedying or mitigating adverse environmental effects upon failure of the facility, primary storage device or accidental spill or release during handling or transfer.
9A.1.1.4 Policy - Storage and Use of Hazardous Substances
By ensuring that the storage or use of hazardous substances does not result in cumulative adverse effects, particularly through increased risk to the natural or physical environment, or to the safety, health or wellbeing of people and communities.
9A.1.1.5 Policy - Management of Hazardous Substances within Height Area 1 at the Port of Tauranga
By ensuring that transitional storage of hazardous substances within the Port Operational Area of the Port Industry Zone is managed to prevent or mitigate adverse environmental effects and/or risks to human health, property and/or the receiving environment, while recognising the complexity of port operations.
"9A.1.1.6 Policy – Management of Hazardous Substances in Floodplains, Overland Flowpaths and Flood Prone Areas"
"By ensuring that facilities within floodplains, overland flowpaths and flood prone areas, involving the manufacturing, storage, use and disposal of hazardous substances are designed, located and managed to prevent adverse effects on public health and contamination of water."
Plan Change 27 – Legal effect