RM Journal

Spilling the beans on environmental compliance: Emergency plans in the New Zealand legislative framework

Emergency plans are an essential mechanism in protecting our environment and the public via emergency management. Additionally, they are required under various district and regional plans, hazardous substances regulations and, potentially, local trade waste bylaws.

Kari Schmidt, Solicitor, Simpson Grierson outlines the legal mechanisms requiring emergency plans and considers the consequences of businesses failing to fulfil their obligations, and the benefits of compliance.

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