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6.1.22 Monitoring Options

Objective Indicators/Measurements Types of Monitoring Information Sources
Significant characteristics of air quality as identified in Table 6-1:
  1. Protected where they are high
  2. Enhanced where they are degraded
  3. Otherwise maintained.
Air quality variables (see below). Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Emissions inventory.
Air quality database.
Compliance monitoring database.
No significant adverse effects from individual site sources on the characteristics of air quality beyond property boundary. Complaints.
Air quality variables (see below).
Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Air quality database.
Compliance monitoring database.
Cumulative adverse effects of discharges on ambient air reduced so that there is:
  1. No or low threat to the health of humans, or the health of flora and fauna.
  2. No objectionable effects from odour.
  3. No objectionable effects from suspended or deposited particulate matter.
  4. No significant adverse effects or change to visibility.
  5. No accelerated corrosion of structures.
Odour Compliance monitoring.
Guidelines for Assessment – objectionable odour as provided under Chapter 6.4 of this Plan.
Regional Trend Monitoring.
Air quality database.
Compliance and effects monitoring.
Resource consents database.
Compliance monitoring database. Incidences spills and accidents
Investigation and surveys.
Perception surveys database.
Regional economy database.
Complaints, enquiries and submissions database.
External Databases.
Territorial Authority files.
Central government databases.
Industrial/Sector groups
Particulate Matter Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance and effects monitoring.
Emissions Inventory.
Standard deposit gauges, arranged around the activity and wind direction and speed measurements and/or total suspended particulate material.
PM10 monitoring (24hr or 7 day averages).
Guidelines for Assessment – objectionable particulate deposition as provided under Chapter 6.4 of this Plan.
Regional Trend Monitoring.
Air quality database.
Compliance and effects monitoring.
Resource consents database.
Compliance monitoring database.
Incidences of spills and accidents.
Investigation and surveys.
Perception surveys database.
Regional economy database.
Complaints, enquiries and submissions database.
External Databases. Territorial Authority files.
Central government databases
Industrial/Sector groups
Visibility Visual Range.
Community Monitoring.
Regional Trend Monitoring.
Air quality database.
Community monitoring.
Investigation and surveys.
Perception surveys database.
Regional economy database.
Complaints enquiries and submissions database.
CO
NOx
SOx
O3
Hazardous contaminants
Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance and effects monitoring.
Emissions Inventory.
Regional Trend Monitoring.
Air quality database.
Compliance and effects monitoring.
Resource consents database.
Compliance monitoring database.
Incidences spills and accidents
Investigation and surveys.
Perception surveys database.
Regional economy database.
Complaints, enquiries and submissions database.
External Databases.
Territorial Authority files.
Central government databases.
Industrial/Sector groups.
Cumulative adverse effects of discharges on ambient air reduced so that there is:
  1. No or low threat to the health of humans, or the health of flora and fauna.
  2. No significant adverse effects on the relationship tangata whenua as Kaitiaki have with their identified taonga such as air, ancestral lands, water and waahi tapu.
Community awareness of issues of significance to tangata whenua.
Community awareness of sites of significance to tangata whenua.
Community monitoring.
Investigations and surveys.
Iwi/Maori databases.
Perception surveys databases.
Complaints, enquiries and submissions database.

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