RM19-0663: Genera Limited
Genera Limited has applied for resource consent to discharge contaminants into air from fumigation for quarantine application or pre-shipment application at the Port of Tauranga. The application is to continue, and modify, the fumigation activities authorised by existing resource consent number 62719.
Specifically, the application is seeking authorisation for the discharge of the following contaminants to air associated with the fumigation of quarantine or pre-shipment goods and materials:
The Applicant is proposing that the management of fumigation activities is predominantly addressed through the development and implementation of a Fumigation Management Plan. In addition to the Fumigation Management Plan, the Applicant proposes that specific controls be placed on some contaminants. In particular, the use of methyl bromide is subject to a number of restrictions, including the employment of recapture technology and adherence to nationally prescribed exposure concentration rates. Recapture technology is proposed for all container and break-bulk cargo fumigations undertaken, as well as the majority of on-wharf log row fumigations (that are undertaken under tarpaulins). Recapture of methyl bromide from the holds of ships is not proposed.
The proposed activity does not meet the definition of effective recapture in Plan Change 13 of the Regional Natural Resources Plan and the application is therefore for a non-complying activity under rule AQ R20. The applicant requests a consent period of 10 years.
Submissions close: 5.00 pm on Monday, 16 November 2020.
All submissions must be submitted to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and a copy served on the Applicant’s agent, Beca Limited:
Post: PO Box 364, Whakatāne 3158
Post: PO Box 903, Tauranga 3140