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Table of Contents
                            Acknowledgements
	
		
			URS New Zealand Limited
			Ministry for the Environment
			Landfill Review Group
			Landfill Review Panel
1	Introduction
	1.1	Foreword
	1.2	Objectives
	1.3	Scope
	1.4	Intended audience
	1.5	Related guideline documents
		
			Landfills
			Resource consent issues
	1.6	Layout of the guide
2	Resource Consents
	2.1	Introduction
	2.2	Types of resource consent
		2.2.1	Discharge permits
			Discharge to land
			Discharge to water
			Discharge to air
		2.2.2	Water permits
		2.2.3	Land use consents
		2.2.4	Coastal permits
		2.2.5	Existing use rights/transitional provisions
		2.2.6	The suite of typically necessary consents
		2.2.7	Designations
	2.3	Consent issues
		2.3.1	Duration of consent
		2.3.2	Transfer of consents
		2.3.3	Lapsing of consents
		2.3.4	Best practicable option (BPO)
3	Resource Consent Conditions
	3.1	Introduction
	3.2	Resource consent conditions
	3.3	Enforceability
		3.3.1	General legal principles
			Resource management purpose
			Fairly and reasonably relate to the activity authorised by the consent
			Not unreasonable
		3.3.2	Interpretation
		3.3.3	Certainty
		3.3.4	Other legislation
		3.3.5	Future processes
			Future consent applications
			Future management plans
		3.3.6	Third parties
	3.4	Agreed consent conditions
	3.5	Types of consent conditions
		3.5.1	Compliance, or limit, conditions
		3.5.2	Design conditions
		3.5.3	Operational, or process, conditions
		3.5.4	Monitoring conditions
		3.5.5	Contingency conditions
		3.5.6	Reporting conditions
		3.5.7	Bond/financial assurance conditions
		3.5.8	Mitigation conditions
		3.5.9	Review conditions
		3.5.10	General conditions
		3.5.11	Standard conditions
	3.6	Use of schedules to consents
4	Development of Consent Conditions
	4.1	Introduction
	4.2	Issues and conditions to be addressed
		4.2.1	Land use consents and designations
			Site activities and separation distances
			Hours of operation
			Development plans
			Management plans
			Nuisances
			Visual effects and landscaping
			Roading and traffic
			Noise
			Site rehabilitation
		4.2.2	Discharge to land
			Location of discharges
			Quantity of solid waste
			Waste acceptance criteria
			Liner and leachate collection systems
			Monitoring and reporting
		4.2.3	Discharge to water (waste to ground in circumstances which may result in contaminants reaching groundwater)
			Location of discharges
			Quantity of discharges/maximum leachate head on liner
			Liner and leachate collection systems
			Cover systems
			Monitoring and reporting
			Contingency conditions
		4.2.4	Discharge to water (contaminants, or water, to water)
			Location of discharges
			Quantity of discharges
			Quality of discharges
			Design, integrity and maintenance of structures
			Monitoring and reporting
			Contingency conditions
		4.2.5	Discharge to air
			Buffer distances
			Operational practices
			Compliance point
			Collection, flaring and utilisation of landfill gas
			Complaints procedures
			Monitoring
		4.2.6	Water permits
			Location of discharges
			Quantity of discharges
			Design, integrity and maintenance of structures
			Monitoring and reporting
			Contingency conditions
		4.2.7	General conditions
			Documents
			Detailed designs
			As-built drawings
			Suitably qualified personnel
			Cultural and archaeological considerations
			Peer review
			Bond, or financial assurance
			Activity-specific plans
			Community liaison mechanisms
5	Review of Consent Conditions
	5.1	Introduction
	5.2	Cancellation of consent and/or conditions of consent or change of conditions
	5.3	Review of consent conditions
		5.3.1	Provision for review in consent conditions
6	Site-based Management Plans
	6.1	Introduction
	6.2	Issues to consider in management plans
		6.2.1	Resource consents
		6.2.2	Site planning
		6.2.3	Site management and responsibilities
		6.2.4	Occupational safety and health
		6.2.5	Waste acceptance and documentation
		6.2.6	Site operations
		6.2.7	Monitoring and reporting
	6.3	Status of management plans
	6.4	Aspects of site management to be included in specific consent conditions
	6.5	Review of management plans
	6.6	Aftercare plans
		6.6.1	During the consent application
		6.6.2	During operation
		6.6.3	Prior to site closure
7	Enforcement of Consent Conditions
	7.1	Introduction
	7.2	Compliance monitoring
		7.2.1	Review of monitoring information
		7.2.2	Site inspections
		7.2.3	Sample collection and analysis
	7.3	Legal enforcement mechanisms
		7.3.1	Abatement notice
		7.3.2	Enforcement order
		7.3.3	Infringement notice
		7.3.4	Prosecution
	Appendix 1: Landfill Management Plan Outline Table of Contents
	Appendix 2: Case Study
		Introduction
		Hinengaro Bay District Council
		Dayton Landfill
		Consents for the closed Dayton Landfill
			Discharge of leachate onto or into land
			Take groundwater
			Discharge of contaminants into the air
			Schedule 1 – general conditions
			Discharge of leachate onto or into land
				Conditions
			Take groundwater
				Conditions
			Discharge of contaminants into the air
				Conditions
			Schedule 1 – general conditions
		Rockville Refuse Limited Landfill
			Consents for the Rockville Refuse Limited Landfill
				Land use consent
				Discharge of refuse onto land
				Discharge of leachate onto or into land
				Take groundwater
				Discharge of groundwater into water
				Divert and dam stormwater
				Discharge of stormwater to water
				Discharge of contaminants into the air
				Schedule 1 – general conditions
			Land use consent
				Plans
				Access
				Noise
				Fencing
				Landscaping and visual
				Roading and traffic
				Litter
				Dust
				Cultural and archaeological
				Review
				Monitoring
			Discharge of refuse onto or into land
				Conditions
			Discharge of leachate onto or into land
				Conditions
			Take groundwater
				Conditions
			Discharge of groundwater into water
				Conditions
			Divert and dam stormwater
				Conditions
			Discharge of stormwater into water
				Conditions
			Discharge of contaminants into the air
				Conditions
			Schedule 1 – general conditions
Glossary
                        
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108 Guide to Landfill Consent Conditions

Municipal solid
waste

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is any non-hazardous, solid, degradable
waste from a combination of domestic, commercial and industrial
sources. It includes putrescible waste, garden waste, uncontaminated
biosolids and clinical and related waste. All municipal solid waste shall
have an angle of repose of greater than five degrees (5°) and have no free
liquids.

Municipal solid
waste landfill

A municipal solid waste landfill is any landfill that accepts municipal
solid waste.

Oxidise The ability to cause or contribute to the combustion of other material by
yielding oxygen.

Permeability A measure of the rate at which a fluid will move through a medium. The
permeability of a medium is independent of the properties of the fluid.

Receptor A resource (including humans) that may be affected by a contaminant, via
a pathway.

Resource consent A coastal permit, discharge consent, land use consent or water permit
granted under the RMA. It includes all conditions to which the consent is
subject.

Risk A quantitative or qualitative combination of the probability of a defined
hazard causing an adverse consequence at a receptor, and the magnitude
of that consequence.

Risk assessment The process of identifying and quantifying a risk and assessing the
significance of that risk in relation to other risks.

Toxicity The adverse effects caused by a toxin (poison) that, when introduced into
or absorbed by a living organism, destroys life or injures health. Acute
toxicity means the effects that occur a short time after exposure to the
toxin, and chronic toxicity means the effects that occur either after
prolonged exposure or an extended period after initial exposure.

Transfer station A facility where wastes are transferred from smaller vehicles (cars,
trailers, trucks) into larger vehicles for transport to a disposal site.

Treatment In relation to wastes, any physical, chemical, or biological change applied
to a waste material prior to ultimate disposal, in order to reduce potential
harmful impact on the environment.

Waste Any material, whether it is liquid, solid or contained gas, that is unwanted
and unvalued and discarded or discharged by its holder.

Water permit A consent to do something that otherwise would contravene section 14 of
the RMA.

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