Forestry ETS Form - Emissions Return (Pre-1990 Deforester)

Pre-1990 Participant

Who must file an emissions return?

An emissions return must be filed by, or on behalf of, a person who has undertaken deforestation of pre-1990 forest land since 1 January 2008. Usually, they would have first notified MPI that they had undertaken the deforestation and MPI would have arranged for them to be registered as a mandatory ETS participant.

Notify Deforestation

When must an emissions return be filed?

For deforestation undertaken between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2009, a pre-1990 participant must submit an emissions return between 1 January 2010 and 31 March 2010.

For deforestation undertaken during 2010, a pre-1990 participant must submit an emissions between 1 January 2011 and 31 March 2011.

When must NZUs be surrendered?

A pre-1990 participant who has deforested between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2010 must surrender between 1 January 2011 and 31 May 2011 sufficient NZUs to meet the deforestation liability quantified in their emissions return.

What is needed to file an emissions return?

The person completing the emissions return form will need:

Options for submitting form

You can submit a voluntary Pre-1990 Emissions Return by printing, completing and sending the form Emissions Return (Pre-1990 Deforestation) to MPI by email or postal mail.

 

Last Updated: 17 December 2013

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