Forestry ETS Forms - Removing a Carbon Accounting Area (CAA)

Participants who have been registered with respect to post-1989 forest land may make certain changes to their registration; in some cases they are obligated to make changes. These changes will affect the post-1989 forest land registered in relation to a particular participant.

Purpose of form

To apply to remove post-1989 forest land from the ETS by removing a whole CAA from an existing registration.

When to use this form

At any stage after a participant has been registered, either voluntarily or because the land within the CAA is no longer eligible forest land. One form can be used to remove more than one CAA. However, this form should not be used if ALL of the CAAs are being removed (in which case the Participant Deregistration form should be used).

Who can use this form

A participant who is already registered in respect of post-1989 forest land.

Information you need to complete the form

  • the name and contact details of the applicant(s);
  • participant name and holding account number;
  • the CAA numbers that are to be removed.

Subsequent obligations

Participants must file an emissions return (unit reconciliation) within 20 working days of applying to remove a CAA. The participant must surrender an equivalent number of emissions units to NZUs previously transferred to a participant in respect of the removed CAAs. There is no obligation to surrender units for land where a natural event that permanently prevents a forest being re-established. This means that you do not need to file an emissions return (unit reconciliation) within 20 working days of applying to remove a CAA.

Options for submitting form

You can submit a post-1989 Remove a CAA form Online or by printing, completing and sending the form Post-1989 Remove a CAA from the MPI website, completing it and posting it to MPI along with the shapefile.


Last Updated: 30 July 2013

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