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Draft New Zealand emissions trading regulations for forestry

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These regulations are the Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008 [Draft for Consultation]. They come into force on the day after the date that sections 4 and 43 of the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Act 2008 come into force. They apply on and after 1 January 2008. In these regulations, unless the context otherwise require:
Act means the Climate Change Response Act 2002 annual emissions return means an annual emissions return under section 65 of the Act
class means a class defined in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature Vienna Code 2006
Douglas fir means the forest species Pseudotsuga menziesii
GPS means global positioning system
hardwoods means forest species in the class Magnoliopsida (angiosperms)
other softwoods means forest species in the class Coniferopsida (gymnosperms), other than Pinus radiata or Douglas fir
pre-1990 forest land participant means a person who is a participant under section 54(1) of the Act in relation to an activity in Part 1 of Schedule 3 of the Act
region means a region specified in Part 1 of Schedule 3
regenerate includes the commencement of growth as a result of a process other than planting
Registrar means the Chief Registrar of theMaori Land Court,
the Registrar-General of Land, or the Registrar of Deeds timber has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Forests Act 1949

Examples used in these regulations have the following status:
(a) an example is only illustrative of the provision to which it relates and does not limit the provision; and
(b) if an example and the provision to which it relates are inconsistent, the provision prevails.

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