The Government is consulting on proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality. Amendments are proposed to the current standards for ambient particulate matter and burner design. New standards for mercury emissions to air are also proposed. A consultation document has been prepared which sets out the proposed amendments. The consultation document is available on the Ministry for the Environment's website, and we recommend you have a copy with you to refer to while answering these questions. The form below includes 27 questions under 9 categories. It is not mandatory to answer all the questions. There is a notes box under each question for you to add supplementary comments to. Supporting documents can also be attached at the end of the form. Please fill in the form below, then click Continue to review your submission. At any time you may click Save and Exit so that you can return later.

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Introduce PM2.5 as the primary regulatory tool to manage particulate matter pollution
Retain the PM10 standard with reduced mitigation requirements
Polluted airsheds
Domestic solid-fuel burner emissions standard
All domestic solid-fuel burners covered
Mercury emissions
Timing, implementation and transitional provisions
What would the proposed amendments mean for Māori?
Other comments
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