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Regional Plan for Discharge to Land - regional rules

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Regional Plan for Discharge to Land - regional rules

Updated 23 November 2012 11:34am

The Regional Plan for Discharges to Land contains 22 rules about discharges of contaminants to land. Some minor changes to some of the rules were made operative on 1 September 2003.

The rules are grouped as follows:

Rules about activities not covered by other rules

  • Rule 1 discharges not entering water in a river, lake, wetland, farm drain water supply race or aquifer
  • Rule 2 discharges into or onto land not otherwise provided for by a rule in the Plan

Rules about stormwater, greywater and sewage

  • Rule 3 stormwater and reticulation systems
  • Rule 4 greywater
  • Rule 5 pit latrines
  • Rule 6 aerobically treated sewage discharged on-site
  • Rule 7 all sewage discharged on-site
  • Rule 8 all other discharges of sewages to land

Rules about landfills, rubbish dumps and tips

  • Rule 9 domestic and farm waste disposal and composting
  • Rule 10 other refuse disposal including at landfills, rubbish dumps and tips

Rules about agricultural contaminants

  • Rule 11 offal pits and silage
  • Rule 12 fertiliser
  • Rule 13 effluent from dairy sheds, piggeries, poultry farms etc
  • Rule 14 stock dip effluent

Rules about hazardous substances

  • Rule 15 specified hazardous substances
  • Rule 16 land based applications of pesticides as solids or pastes (including 1080)
  • Rule 17 aerial applications of pesticides as solids or pastes (including 1080)
  • Rule 18 discharges associated with roading and other sealed areas
  • Rule 19 water treatment plant waste
  • Rule 20 waste oil
  • Rule 21 on-site discharges from contaminated sites
  • Rule 22 removal of material from contaminated sites