If you own land and want to subdivide or change the use of that land, you need to know about the National Environment Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health.
An Environmental Standard came into force on 1 January 2012. This Standard means that if your land is, or has been used for a hazardous activity or industry, and you want to subdivide or change the use of the land; disturb the soil, remove or replace a fuel storage system, you will need to comply with the Standard.
It is important these standards are followed as local authorities within New Zealand are obliged to apply them when considering applications for land permits and consents. This may require the undertaking of a HAIL (Hazardous Activities & Industries List) investigation of the land contamination resulting from hazardous substance use, storage or disposal. The HAIL is intended to identify most situations in New Zealand where hazardous substances could cause, and in many cases have caused land contamination.
The services we offer include the reporting stages as directed by Ministry for the Environments Contaminated Land guidelines, ensuring that councils and local authorities receive the information they require to address the relevant issues for your site.
- Preliminary Site Investigation Report
- Detailed Site Investigation Report
- Site Remedial Action Plans
- Site Validation Reports
- Ongoing Monitoring & Management Plans
Our Environmental Engineers will co-ordinate with the relevant local authorities to address and implement a site specific assessment to support the permit or consent, and to provide a cost-effective solution to assist your development.