Forestry ETS Form - Emissions Return (Unit Surrender)

Purpose of form

To record and reconcile emissions units against each CAA when forest land is removed from the ETS.

Who must use this form and when?

The registered participant, who is removing a CAA, removing land from a CAA or deregistering from the ETS, must submit this form within 20 working days of submitting a Remove a CAA , Remove Land from a CAA , or Participant Deregistration form. To ensure your transaction is processed efficiently please send both forms at the same time.

Information you need to complete the form

  • the name and contact details of the applicant(s);
  • participant name and holding account number;
  • the Carbon Accounting Area (CAA) reference numbers previously registered for the post-1989 participant;
  • the total number of NZUs previously transferred to the participant for each CAA.

Subsequent Obligations

Payment of emissions units (if applicable).

Options for submitting form

Submit a post-1989 Emissions Return (Unit Surrender) form by printing, completing and sending it to MPI by postal mail.


Last Updated: 21 October 2013

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