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Name and organisation: Michelle Begbie, EW

Date: 12/03/2010

Commenting on: Welcome to the RW & CL online forum space for NES discussions

Comments: Hi everyone, welcome to our online forum, or 'wiki' as its known by the tech-experts.  Hopefully it proves to be a useful space to bounce around ideas and discuss the proposed NES. Please give me a call on 07 859 0510 if you're having trouble using it- I'll do my best to help you out!

Name and organisation: Simon Beardmore ORC

Date: 18/03

Commenting on: Proposed NES

Comments: Hello everybody, 

Firstly, I'd like to introduce myself.  I've recently started work at the ORC, and have, by default, taken over Paul Kennedy's work, including contaminated sites here in Otago. I'm relatively new to NZ (from Canada by way of Scotland) so I am still learning much about environmental management here. 

We had our workshop here in Dunedin yesterday, and overall I was impressed with the level of response from those attending.  It was clear that people have been thinking about the proposal, particularly the TA's, and I think the MfE will get some critical and constructive submissions. I think the forum's draft response covers the SGV's well; in the absence of explicit ecological criteria, food safety considerations will help get more reasonable values for Cd and Pb without getting tangled in the human health/environmental conflict. I still think the human health/environmental debate is worth raising, particularly the way the submission does.  From what I understand, establishing accepted environmental SGV's may still be a long way off, and in the interim, TA's do need tools to manage in-situ contamination.  Even in the case of off-site migration, I don't think it would be acceptable for the TA to accept remediation to the proposed SGV and subsequent development, only for the Regional Council to identify a discharge and require consents, monitoring bores, further remediation etc. Implementation of the proposed NES will require close contact betwen Regional Councils and TA's, and procedures for this will need to be explored.        

Name and organisation: Jodi Thompson, ES

Date: 25/03/2010

Commenting on: Proposed NES

Comments: Hey Simon will be heading up to your place tomorrow will look forward to meeting you then.  We had some of your TA reps at our workshop on 16 March, can follow up with you on that.

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