Waikato Regional Council will, in conjunction with other organisations, industry groups and individuals, provide guidance on the development, implementation and review of good practices or appropriate codes of practice for:
Waikato Regional Council will promote the:
Waikato Regional Council will apply for enforcement orders, issue abatement notices and use other enforcement mechanisms in Part XII of the RMA, where an activity has the effects listed in Policy 2 or breaches conditions of rules in the Plan.
Discharges onto or into land that may result in, or increase the potential, for the adverse effects listed in Policy 2 occurring include:
Waikato Regional Council will promote integration with other relevant organisations in respect of:
Explanation and Principal Reasons for Adopting Methods 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124
These methods are necessary to provide for non-regulatory means of implementing Policy 1 of this Chapter. Of particular importance are Methods 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
Method 184.108.40.206 identifies that industry initiatives to develop and implement codes of practice and good practices will be an important tool in managing the effects of discharges onto or into land.
Method 220.127.116.11 recognises that in some parts of the Region there are no easily available disposal methods for solid hazardous wastes (including animal carcasses). Rules in this Chapter relating to dumps and offal holes on production land (Methods 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124) may make it difficult for some of these sites to continue operating. In those circumstances alternative waste disposal techniques must be made available to the community.
Method 126.96.36.199 acknowledges that enforcement action under the RMA is available in instances where activities have adverse effects that do not meet the performance standards identified in Policy 2. Method 188.8.131.52 identifies that some potential overlaps exist between regional and district council management of activities such as cleanfilling as a consequence of district plans being prepared in advance of this Plan. Some district plans exercise control over matters outside of their jurisdiction. Waikato Regional Council will need to work with territorial authorities when their plans are reviewed to address these overlaps. The Method also identifies that the transport of waste across regional boundaries (and hazardous waste in particular) has the potential to have adverse effects if waste goes into uncontrolled facilities. The Method acknowledges that Waikato Regional Council needs to work with neighbouring councils and central government to address the tracking of these wastes.