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6.1.5 Implementation Methods - Domestic Sources Environmental Education

Waikato Regional Council will use environmental education to help the community understand:

  1. the types of adverse effects on air quality that can be caused by domestic sources such as open fires, incinerators, and heating appliances,
  2. the energy efficient and environmentally beneficial alternatives that can be adopted, including alternative home heating methods and alternatives to outside burning of combustible materials Consideration of Regulatory Controls

Waikato Regional Council will consider options for regulatory controls on domestic sources where the discharge of contaminants cumulatively cause significant adverse effects on local or regional air quality characteristics. These may include:

  1. provision of standards or an approval process for heating appliances
  2. restrictions on types of fuel that can be burnt
  3. restrictions on the times of day to use domestic heating appliances.


Explanation and Principal Reasons for Adopting Methods and
Method recognises environmental education as a means to raise awareness in the regional community regarding emissions of contaminants from the domestic sector. As recognised by Policy 3 and Method, the cumulative effects from domestic sources will increasingly become an issue in the Region, particularly in urban centres as populations increase.

For parts of the Region, Waikato Regional Council will need to consider regulatory mechanisms as identified by Method as a means to control the adverse effects from domestic sources over time, particularly in areas where the RAAQG are exceeded or are predicted to be exceeded unless action is taken.

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