Table 11.1 Summary of regional rules:
 

Rule Number and Title    Classification

CHAPTER 13: LAND USE ACTIVITIES AND INDIGENOUS BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 

   
Vegetation clearance*, land disturbance*, forestry* and cultivation* and indigenous biological diversity     
13-1 Small-scale land disturbance*   Permitted
13-2 Large-scale land disturbance*, including earthworks   Controlled
13-3 Forestry*   Permitted
13-4 Cultivation*   Permitted
13-5 Vegetation clearance*   Permitted
13-6 Specified vegetation clearance*, land disturbance* or cultivation* in a Hill Country Erosion Management Area*   Restricted Discretionary
13-7 Vegetation clearance*, land disturbance*, cultivation* or forestry* that does not comply with Rules 13-2 to 13-6   Discretionary
13-8 Some activities within at-risk habitats*   Discretionary
13-9 Some activities within rare habitats* and threatened habitats*   Non-complying
     

CHAPTER 14: DISCHARGES TO LAND AND WATER

   
Agricultural Activities    
14-1 Existing intensive farming land^ use activities   Controlled
14-2 Existing intensive farming land^ use activities not complying with Rule 14-1   Restricted Discretionary
14-3 New intensive farming land^ use activities   Controlled
14-4 New intensive farming land^ use activities not complying with Rule 14-3   Restricted Discretionary
14-5 Fertiliser*   Permitted
14-6 Stock feed including feedpads*   Permitted
14-7 Discharges^ of grade Aa biosolids* and compost* to production land^   Permitted
14-8 Grade Ab, Ba or Bb biosolids*   Restricted Discretionary
14-9 Discharges^ of poultry farm litter* or pig farm litter* and associated temporary stockpiling   Permitted
14-10 Offal holes and farm dumps   Permitted
14-11 Farm animal effluent* including effluent from dairy sheds, poultry farms and piggeries   Controlled
     
Discharges of Water    
14-12 Discharges^ of water^ to water^   Permitted
     
Human Effluent and Domestic Wastewater*    
14-13 Existing discharges^ of domestic wastewater*   Permitted
14-14 New and upgraded discharges^ of domestic wastewater*   Permitted
14-15 Discharges^ of domestic wastewater* not complying with Rules 14-13 and 14-14   Restricted Discretionary
14-16 Human effluent storage and treatment facilities   Permitted
14-17 Discharges^ of untreated human effluent* directly into surface water^   Prohibited
     
Stormwater    
14-18 Discharges^ of stormwater to surface water^ and land^   Permitted
14-19 Discharges^ of stormwater to surface water^ or land^ not complying with Rule 14-18   Restricted Discretionary
     
Dyes and Tracers    
14-20 Discharges^ of dye and salt tracers   Permitted
     
Cleanfill Material*, Composting*, Landfills* and Solid Waste*    
14-21 Discharges^ of cleanfill material*   Permitted
14-22 Composting* activities   Permitted
14-23 Closed landfills*   Controlled
14-24 Discharges^ of persistent and harmful contaminants^   Non-complying
     
Discharges of Contaminants to Natural State Reaches and Sites of Significance - Aquatic    
14-25 Discharges^ of contaminants^ to a reach of a river^ or its bed^ with Schedule B Values of Natural State and Sites of Significance - Aquatic   Discretionary
     
Generic Discharge Rules    
14-26 Discharges^ of contaminants^ to surface water^   Permitted
14-27 Discharges^ of contaminants^ onto or into land^ that will not enter water^   Permitted
14-28 Discharges^ of contaminants^ onto or into land^ that may enter water^   Permitted
14-29 Replacement consents for discharges^ of water^ and contaminants^ to water^ and land^ from existing hydroelectricity schemes
 
  Controlled
Default Discharge Rule    
14-30 Discharges^ of water^ or contaminants^ to land^ or water^ not covered by other rules^ in this Plan or chapter   Discretionary
     

CHAPTER 15: DISCHARGES TO AIR

   
Agrichemicals* (Discharges into Land, Air and Water)    
15-1 Small-scale application of agrichemicals*   Permitted
15-2 Widespread application of agrichemicals*   Permitted
15-3 Small-scale and widespread application of vertebrate pest control products*   Permitted
15-4 Small-scale and widespread application of vertebrate pest control products* not complying with Rule 15-3   Restricted Discretionary
15-5 Discharges^ of agrichemicals* not complying with permitted activity^ rules^ and small-scale and widespread application of vertebrate pest control products* not complying with Rule 15-4   Discretionary
     
Burning    
15-6 Small-scale fuel burning   Permitted
15-7 Outdoor burning*   Permitted
15-8 Burning activities regulated by RM Regulations 2004, including woodburners*   As described under “Activity” in rule
15-9 Prohibited burning activities   Prohibited
15-10 Other burning activities   Discretionary
     
Other Discharges to Air    
15-11 Abrasive blasting* within an enclosure   Permitted
15-12 Wet abrasive blasting* and water^ blasting   Permitted
15-13 Dry abrasive blasting* using a moveable source   Discretionary
15-14 Miscellaneous discharges^ into air from industrial or trade premises^   Permitted
15-15 Flaring of hydrocarbons   Controlled
15-16 Discharges^ from specified mobile sources   Permitted
15-17 Other discharges^   Discretionary
     

CHAPTER 16: TAKES, USES AND DIVERSIONS OF WATER, AND BORES* 

   
Takes and Uses of Water    
16-1 Minor takes and uses of surface water^   Permitted
16-2 Minor takes and uses of groundwater   Permitted
16-3 Use of heat or energy from surface water^   Permitted
16-4 Bore* and groundwater testing   Permitted
16-5 Takes and uses of surface water^ complying with core allocations   Controlled
16-6 Existing essential takes and uses of surface water^ complying with core allocations taken at or below the minimum flow   Discretionary
16-7 Replacement consents for takes and uses of surface water^ by existing hydroelectricity schemes   Controlled
16-8 Takes and uses of surface water^ not complying with core allocations or takes and uses of water^ taken at or below minimum flow   Non-complying
16-9 Other takes and uses of water^   Discretionary
     
Diversions of Water including Drainage    
16-10 Lawfully established diversions, including existing drainage   Permitted
16-11 New drainage   Permitted
16-12 New diversions   Permitted
16-13 Diversions that do not comply with permitted activity^ and controlled activity^ rules^   Discretionary
     
Bore* Drilling and Bore* Sealing    
16-14 The drilling, construction or alteration of any bore* and any ancillary discharge^ of water^ or contaminants^   Controlled
16-15 Unsealed bores*   Prohibited
     

CHAPTER 17: ACTIVITIES IN ARTIFICIAL WATERCOURSES*, BEDS OF RIVERS AND LAKES, AND DAMMING

   
Special Rivers and Lakes    
17-1 Damming of protected rivers^   Prohibited
17-2 Reclamation and drainage of regionally significant lakes^   Non-complying
17-3 Structures^ and disturbances involving a reach of river^ or its bed^ with Schedule B Values of Natural State, Sites of Significance - Aquatic, and Sites of Significance - Cultural   Discretionary
     
Use, Maintenance*, Upgrade*, Removal and Demolition of Structures    
17-4 Use of structures^   Permitted
17-5 Maintenance* and upgrade* of structures^, and ancillary removal of bed^ material and plants   Permitted
17-6 Removal and demolition of structures^   Permitted
     
Dams and Damming    
17-7 New and existing small dams   Permitted
17-8 Replacement consents for existing damming of water^   Controlled
     
Other Structures    
17-9 Lines, cables, pipelines and ropeways   Permitted
17-10 Culverts   Permitted
17-11 Other structures^ including bridges, fords and other access structures^   Permitted
17-12 Recording sites*   Permitted
17-13 Bridges and culverts constructed to comply with Rules 14-1 to 14-4   Controlled
     
Activities Within Rivers with a Schedule B Value of Flood Control and Drainage    
17-14 Activities undertaken by or on behalf of the Regional Council in rivers^ with a Schedule B Value of Flood Control and Drainage   Permitted
17-15 Activities affecting Schedule B Value of Flood Control and Drainage   Discretionary
     
Gravel Extraction, Bed Disturbances and Plants    
17-16 Small-scale gravel extraction   Permitted
17-17 Other gravel extraction   Discretionary
17-18 Other minor bed^ disturbances   Permitted
17-19 Plants   Permitted
     
Activities in Artificial Watercourses* and Non-natural Lakes^    
17-20 Minor activities involving artificial watercourses*   Permitted
17-21 Bed^ disturbance of non-natural lakes^ to maintain their function   Controlled
     
Activities that do not Comply with Permitted Activity, Controlled Activity or Restricted Discretionary Activity Rules and all other s13(1) RMA Activities Not Covered by this Chapter    
17-22 Activities that do not comply with permitted activity^ rule^ general conditions^   Restricted Discretionary
17-23 Activities that do not comply with permitted activity^, controlled activity^ and restricted discretionary activity^ rules^ and all other s13(1) RMA activities not covered by this chapter   Discretionary
     

CHAPTER 18: ACTIVITIES IN THE COASTAL MARINE AREA

   
Occupation    
18-1 Occupation^ by existing structures^   Permitted
18-2 Temporary occupation^   Permitted
18-3 Occupation^ of space^ by aquaculture   Controlled
18-4 Exclusive occupation^   Discretionary
18-5 Occupation^ of space^ in Protection Activity Management Areas   Non-complying
     
Structures    
18-6 Maintenance* of structures^   Permitted
18-7 Removal or demolition of structures^   Permitted
18-8 Navigation aids, lines, cables, pipelines and ropeways, whitebait* stands and maimai   Permitted
18-9 Structures^ in the Port Activity Management Area   Controlled
18-10 Wharf extension in the Port Activity Management Area   Permitted
18-11 Structures^ for public access   Restricted Discretionary
18-12 Aquaculture structures^   Controlled
18-13 Large structures^ which impound the CMA, are parallel to shore, or are oblique or perpendicular to shore   Discretionary
18-14 Petroleum and chemical storage   Discretionary
18-15 Energy generation structures^ in a Protection Activity Management Area   Non-complying
18-16 Structures^ in a Protection Activity Management Area   Prohibited
     
Reclamation and Drainage    
18-17 Drainage   Discretionary
18-18 Small reclamations except in Protection Activity Management Areas   Discretionary
18-19 Small reclamations within the Port Activity Management Area   Restricted Discretionary
18-20 Large reclamations except in Protection Activity Management Areas   Discretionary
18-21 Small reclamations in Protection Activity Management Areas   Non-complying
18-22 Large reclamations in Protection Activity Management Areas   Non-complying
     
Disturbances, Removal and Deposition    
18-23 Removal of minor quantities of material   Permitted
18-24 Minor disturbances, removal and deposition   Permitted
18-25 Minor disturbances from drilling   Permitted
18-26 Shellfish enhancement   Permitted
18-27 Beach nourishment   Controlled
18-28 Port Activity Management Area and Whanganui River maintenance dredging   Discretionary
18-29 Port and General Activity Management Areas: Large-scale disturbances, removal and deposition   Discretionary
18-30 Protection Activity Management Areas: Small-scale to medium-scale disturbances, removal and deposition   Non-complying
18-31 Protection Activity Management Areas: Large-scale disturbances, removal and deposition   Non-complying
     
Water Takes, Uses, Damming and Diversions    
18-32 Take and use of water^   Permitted
18-33 Drainage and diversions of water^ in the CMA   Permitted
     
Discharges    
18-34 Discharges^ into water^ from ships^, boats, fire-fighting and oil* spills   Permitted
18-35 Discharges^ of stormwater   Permitted
18-36 Discharges^ of stormwater not complying with Rule 18-35   Controlled
18-37 Discharges^ of dye and salt tracers   Permitted
18-38 Application of agrichemicals*   Permitted
18-39 Application of agrichemicals* not complying with Rule 18-38   Controlled
18-40 Sewage and s107(2) RMA discharges^   Discretionary
18-41 Dumping^ of hazardous substances*   Prohibited
     
Noise and Discharges into Air    
18-42 Noise emissions   Permitted
     
Exotic and Introduced Plants    
18-43 Exotic and introduced plants   Discretionary
     
Activities that are not Covered by other Rules, or which do not Comply with Permitted Activity and Controlled Activity Rules    
18-44 Activities that are not covered by any other rule^, or which do not comply with permitted activity^ and controlled activityrules^   Discretionary