The discharge of contaminants into air from fixed or mobile asphalt plants is a discretionary activity (requiring resource consent).
Explanation and Principal Reasons for Adopting Method 188.8.131.52
Rule 184.108.40.206 is included because Waikato Regional Council recognises that asphalt manufacturing plants have the potential to release significant quantities of particulate matter, steam and odour. A discretionary activity rule is needed specifically for discharge of contaminants to air from asphalt plants because this Rule encompasses both fixed and mobile sources. This provides the ability to assess these effects relative to the receiving environment on a casebycase basis.