Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management - Proposed Plan Change 10 Notified version of Plan Change 10
For the Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management Rules, three documents are being incorporated by reference. These relate specifically to Schedule 5 and 6. The documents are:
- Methodology for creation of NDA reference files and stocking rate table (Perrin Ag for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council).
- Code of Practice for Nutrient Management (Fertiliser Association); and
- Spreadmark Code of Practice (New Zealand Fertiliser Quality Council).
In accordance with Clause 34 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) these technical documents were publicly notified for comment on 16 December 2015. Comments closed on 29 January 2016.
Document 1 is the technical input data that is used to create the reference files that are used to describe the Nitrogen Discharge Allowances for properties/farming enterprises within the rules. There is one reference file for dairy and one for drystock.
The farm systems are designed to be simple and realistic, whilst also meeting the average allocation NDA (as an OVERSEER® output) for each sector. The geo-physical properties used for the hypothetical farms are representative of the catchment.
Documents 2 and 3 are part of establishing best practice around fertiliser management within Nitrogen Management Plans. These are nationally recognised guidance documents, created and maintained by the organisations noted above.