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21 January 2010
People who have deforested more than 2 hectares of pre -1990 forest land between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2009 have 10 days left to notify MAF of the deforestation.
Deforestation after 31 December 2009 of more than 2 hectares of pre-1990 forest land must be notified to MAF within 20 working days of starting the deforestation by the person responsible (usually the landowner).
People who deforest more than 2 hectares of pre-1990 forest land become mandatory participants of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and are legally obliged to:
Notification must be made using a prescribed form. The notification form is available at:
Forms should be sent to:
Emissions Trading Scheme
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
PO Box 1127
One of the key pieces of information that must be included on the notification form is a mandatory participant's holding account number at the New Zealand Emission Unit Registry (NZEUR).
Holding accounts are obtained by applying to the NZEUR at:
For further information contact 0800 Climate (254 628)
Iain Butler, MAF Communications, Phone: 04 894 0471 / 029 894 0471