Resource consents for combustion discharges

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to West Coast Regional Council

The request was partially successful.

From: Alex Harris

Dear West Coast Regional Council,

The West Coast Regional Council controls discharges of contaminants from fuel-burning equipment under Rules 9, 14 and 16 of the Regional Air Quality Plan. Rule 9 makes small scale burning a permitted activity if it complies with conditions (otherwise it is discretionary and requires a consent). Rule 14 makes mid-scale fuel burning (up to 50MW for natural gas and 10MW for coal) a controlled activity, meaning a resource consent is automatically granted if conditions are met. Rule 16 makes anything that does not fit within the above rules a discretionary activity. I would like to request the following information under the LGOIMA:

* a list of all the resource consents in force for discharges from fuel-burning equipment under Rules 9, 14 or 16. For each consent I would like the date of issue, date of expiry, the fuel source for the combustion, and the power in kW or MW (if known) or maximum combustion rate (e.g. in tonnes per hour, if known).

(I understand that permitted activities under Rule 9 will not have a consent at all. If this request will result in substantial collation and research, I am happy to discuss whether Rule 9 consents should be included).

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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From: Trish Jellyman
West Coast Regional Council

Good afternoon Alex

Thank you for your OIA. The response will be sent to you within the legislated timeframe.



Trish Jellyman
Executive Assistant  
Tel. 03 7447308 ext 8254
E: [email address]
PO Box 66, Greymouth 7840
388 Main South Road

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From: Heather McKay
West Coast Regional Council

Attachment Discharge to Air Combustion Consents 2019 07 05.xlsx
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Hi Alex

Please find attached a spreadsheet that provides the available information we have in response to your request.


Heather McKay
Consents and Compliance Manager
Tel. 03 769 9096 | Mob. 021 388 249
E: [email address]

PO Box 66, Greymouth 7840
388 Main South Road

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