15 August 2019
[FYI request #10763 email]
Dear Alex Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA):
Request for Information
I refer to your email dated 18 July 2019 requesting a list of all the resource consents
for discharges from large-scale fuel burning devices under Rules 7.21 - 7.24 and 7.30
of the Canterbury Air Regional Plan. Your request has been referred to me to reply.
Please find attached
a list of both issued and terminated consents granted under
Rules 7.21 - 7.24 and 7.30 of the Canterbury Air Regional Plan.
You have also asked for each consent; 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). Conditions limiting combustion rates and power
vary between consents, and consents may cover multiple boilers. Where possible, we
have included this information in summarised format in the table, however you may
wish to review the more detailed information via the full consent, which is available in
the link included in the spreadsheet.
I also note that this summary only covers consents issued under the rules specified in
your request, and consents issued under previous planning documents have not been
The Council supports industry to transition to better environmental practices. The
Canterbury Air Regional Plan encourages industry to adopt the best practicable option
to minimise effects of air pollution, and they must identify this in the consenting
process. The primary focus of the Plan is air pollutants that affect primary health, such
You will be aware that if you are not satisfied with this response you are able to refer
this matter to the Office of the Ombudsman under s27(3) of the LGOIMA.
Please be advised that we now put LGOIMA responses that are in the public interest
onto our website. No personal details of the requester are given, but we do summarise
the essence of the request alongside the response.
Should you require any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to
contact Lillian Sewell in the first instance ([email address]
Chief Operating Officer
File Number: GOVE/INQU/OMBU/1649C