Waikato Regional Council will use environmental education to help the community understand:
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:
Explanation and Principal Reasons for Adopting Methods 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
Method 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11, 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 18.104.22.168 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.