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Regulatory Impact Statements

The Ministry posts all Regulatory Impact Statements on its website in accordance with Treasury requirements. The purpose of the RIS is to (among other things):

  • Provide the basis for engagement with Ministers and therefore help to inform the policy discussion and Ministers’ decisions
  • Inform Cabinet about the range of feasible options and the benefits, costs and risks of the preferred option(s)
  • Enhance transparency and accountability for decision-making through public disclosure once decisions are taken.

The front of each RIS includes an Agency Disclosure Statement, which:

  • Discloses information to highlight any key gaps, assumptions, dependencies and significant constraints, caveats or uncertainties in the analysis
  • Indicates whether any of the policy options are likely to have effects that may not align with the commitments in the Government Statement on Regulation http://www.treasury.govt.nz/economy/regulation/statement

Each Regulatory Impact Statement is signed by the person with responsibility for its production.

The following Regulatory Impact Statements relate to regulatory amendments to establish individual daily bag limits for bluenose and blue cod stocks and to include rig on Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996. These two amendments will take effect from 1 May 2012.

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - Recreational bag limit changes for bluenose and blue cod stocks (1.1MB)

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - Introduction of all rig stocks to schedule 6 of The Fisheries Act 1996 (848KB)

The following Regulatory Impact Statements are for those regulatory amendments coming into effect on 1 October 2010. 

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - Amateur Charter Vessel Registration and Reporting (PDF 484KB)

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - Bladder Kelp (PDF 474KB)

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - East Otago Taiapure (PDF 581KB)

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - Patagonian Toothfish (PDF 544KB)

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - Southern Bluefin Tuna (PDF 954KB)

The following Regulatory Impact Statements relate to regulatory amendments that will come into effect on 16 December 2010.
These amendments are:

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - Return to the sea of kina (PDF 228KB)

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - Regulatory amendments to support management measures for basking sharks to give effect to New Zealand‘s international obligations (PDF 451KB)

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement - Revocation of Regulation 11 of the Fisheries (Challenger Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986 (PDF 1.1MB) 

Aquaculture

Regulatory Impact Statements relating to the April 2010 and July 2010 Aquaculture Reform papers can be found at the following page on this website:

http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Aquaculture+Reform/Aquaculture+reform+background.htm  

Regulatory Reform Bill 2010

Two amendments to the Fisheries Act 1996 are proposed as part of the Regulatory Reform Bill 2010. The Bill includes amendments to legislation with the policy objective of reducing the compliance burden on business. The amendments to the Fisheries Act 1996 are to:

  • remove the requirement for an Order in Council to specify the types of vessels that can take advantage of the notified user regime
  • provide a power to consolidate Gazette notices issued under the Act (without triggering consultation or other statutory requirements) and thereby improve accessibility of regulatory requirements.

Adobe PDF.  Download Regulatory Impact Statement for amendments to the Fisheries Act 1996 contained in the Regulatory Reform Bill 2010 (PDF 335KB)

Regulatory Impact Statements will be posted on this page periodically as soon as possible after the regulations to which they relate are gazetted.

Updated : 27 March 2012