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Forestry in the ETS: Proposed updates to cost recovery settings

Have your say 

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on changes to cost recovery settings for the forestry Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Consultation opened on 8 September and closes at 5pm on 10 October 2022.

What's being proposed

For this consultation, we're looking at increasing some fees, introducing a fee, and removing one.

Proposed fee increases

  • Apply to register.
  • Emissions return processing.
  • Travel for purpose of checking that land is post-1989 forest land.
  • Adding one or more Carbon Accounting Areas.
  • Removing a Carbon Accounting Area (whole).
  • Removing a Carbon Accounting Area (part).
  • Notification of transmission of interest.

Proposed new fee

  • Request for forest carbon stock table.

Proposed removal of an existing fee

  • Application to be removed from the register in respect of all Carbon Accounting Areas.

This is the first set of changes to ETS cost recovery settings – we expect to open another consultation on a second set of changes early in 2023.

Full details are in the discussion document and further information is in the Cabinet paper.

Discussion document

Forestry in the ETS: Proposed updates to cost recovery settings [PDF, 651 KB]

Related document

New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Approval to consult on initial changes to cost recovery settings for forestry – Cabinet paper [PDF, 250 KB]

Making your submission

Consultation closes at 5pm on 10 October 2022.

We welcome feedback in any form, but encourage you to use the submission template [DOCX, 81 KB]

Once complete, either email your submission to costrecovery@mpi.govt.nz

Or mail it to:

Cost recovery
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6104
New Zealand.

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

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