RMLA Webinar on the Proposed Amendments to National Environmental Standards for Air Quality


The Ministry for the Environment is proposing to amend the national environmental standards for air quality. Specifically, MfE is proposing three things:

(i)                 A new national environmental standard for particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM2.5);

(ii)                A new, more stringent, national design standard for domestic solid fuel burners; and

(iii)              Ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

This will be a live webinar, presented by Lou Wickham, Director and Senior Air Quality Specialist, Emission Impossible, and Roger Cudmore, Principal, Technical Director – Environment, Golder Associates, who will explain:

  • what’s in the current regulations;
  • what is PM2.5 and why it is important to public health;
  • sources of PM2.5 and mercury air discharges in New Zealand; and
  • the proposed amendments.

The webinar will be short!  We’re preparing a 20-minute explainer, with 10 minutes for Q&A followed by 20 minutes discussing a draft RMLA submission.

The following documents will be of interest to attendees:

We invite you to submit some questions to the presenters in advance, to ensure we have all perspectives covered.  Please email these to karol.helmink@rmla.org.nz by midday Wednesday 8 July.

This webinar is free but restricted to RMLA members only.

Please note that the link to the webinar will be emailed to attendees on Thursday morning, 9 July.

Non members will be able to access this webinar recording the following week.


When: 09 July 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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