Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003

Form 16B Submission to Environmental Protection Authority on matter where Minister has made a direction under section 142(2) or 147(1)(a) or (b) of Resource Management Act 1991 and matter has been publicly notified or subject to limited notification

Sections 149E, 149O, and 149ZC, Resource Management Act 1991

To the Environmental Protection Authority


Full name of submitter:


This is a submission on a matter in relation to which the Minister for the Environment/Minister of Conservation/Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Conservation* made a direction under section 142(2) or 147(1)(a) or (b) of the Resource Management Act 1991.

*Select one.

The matter is: [set out the matter and its description from the public notice].


I would/would not* gain an advantage in trade competition through this submission.

*Select one.

Omit this paragraph if you are not a trade competitor.

I am/am not* directly affected by an effect of the subject matter of the submission that—


adversely affects the environment; and


does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

*Select one.

The specific parts of the matter that my submission relates to are: [specify details].


My submission is: [specify—

  • whether you support or oppose the matter or specific parts of it:

  • whether you are neutral regarding the matter or specific parts of it:

  • the reasons for your view].


I seek the following decision from the Environment Court/board of inquiry*: [specify precise details, including the general nature of any conditions sought].

*Select one.

I wish/do not wish* to be heard in support of my submission.

*Select one.

Omit this paragraph if you would not consider presenting a joint case.

If others make a similar submission, I will consider presenting a joint case with them at the hearing.


*Signature of submitter or person authorised to sign on behalf of submitter:

Electronic address for service of submitter:


Postal address (or alternative method of service under section 352 of the Act):

Contact person: [name (and designation, if applicable)]

*A signature is not required if you make your submission by electronic means.
Notes to submitter

You may make a submission to the Environmental Protection Authority even if you have already made a submission to the local authority on the matter.


If you are a trade competitor, your right to make a submission may be limited by section 149E of the Resource Management Act 1991.


You must serve a copy of your submission on the applicant as soon as practicable after you have served your submission on the Environmental Protection Authority.


Please note that your submission (or part of your submission) may be struck out if the authority is satisfied that at least 1 of the following applies to the submission or (part of the submission):

  • it is frivolous or vexatious:

  • it discloses no reasonable or relevant case:

  • it would be an abuse of the hearing process to allow the submission (or the part) to be taken further:

  • it is supported only by evidence that purports to be independent expert evidence, but has been prepared by a person who is not independent or who does not have sufficient specialised knowledge or skill to give expert evidence on the matter:

  • it contains offensive language.

Schedule 1 form 16B: inserted, on 1 November 2010, by regulation 19(2) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/279).

Schedule 1 form 16B: amended, on 18 October 2017, by regulation 15(1) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/231).