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APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Climate Change Issues (M12), Minister for the Environment (M29)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry for the Environment

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Minister for the Environment

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

2015/16
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeEstimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Ministerial Services (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio responsibilities (other than policy decision-making).
3,300(1,165)2,135

Waste Minimisation Administration (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the collection and administration of the waste levy and assessing and monitoring costs relating to projects considered or approved for funding from the waste levy.
1,714-1,714

Total Departmental Output Expenses

5,014(1,165)3,849

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Ministry for the Environment - Capital Expenditure PLA (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry for the Environment, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
240623863

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

240623863

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of New Zealand Units held on Trust (M12)

This appropriation is limited to the application for and holding on trust of New Zealand Units on behalf of the future owners of Crown Forest Licensed land.
177-177

Community Environment Fund (M29)

This appropriation is limited to strengthening partnerships, raising environmental awareness and encouraging participation in environmental initiatives in the community.
5,372(2,126)3,246

Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the investigation, management and remediation of contaminated sites.
6,021(4,660)1,361

Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund (M29)

This appropriation is limited to grants for waste minimisation initiatives.
12,583-12,583

Emissions Trading Scheme (M12)

This appropriation is limited to the implementation and operation of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and maintenance of a register to enable the holding and transfer of climate change units.
6,692-6,692

Environmental Training Programmes (M29)

This appropriation is limited to supporting training programmes, including Te Aho Tu Roa, that promote environmental and social sustainability, encourage Maori participation, raise environmental and ecological awareness and encourage children and young people to participate in environmental initiatives in the community.
1,900-1,900

Fresh Start for Fresh Water: New Initiatives (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the clean-up of New Zealand's freshwater waterbodies arising from historical contamination.
355-355

Lake Taupo Protection Programme (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the reduction of nitrogen levels entering Lake Taupo.
3,767-3,767

Promotion of Sustainable Land Management (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the promotion and coordination of sustainable land management practice through a national network of coordinators.
800-800

Te Mana o Te Wai - restoring the life-giving capacity of fresh water (M29)

This appropriation is limited to freshwater initiatives, with involvement from community stakeholders, for New Zealand's freshwater bodies.
2,500(1,830)670

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

40,167(8,616)31,551

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Allocation of New Zealand Units (M12)

This appropriation is limited to the granting of New Zealand Units to sectors of the New Zealand Economy.
159,800115,676275,476

Climate Change Development Fund (M12)

This appropriation is limited to supporting international projects to assist developing countries address climate change issues.
300-300

Environmental Legal Assistance (M29)

This appropriation is limited to supporting groups that wish to advocate for environmental issues in resource management cases in the courts and appearances at Boards of Inquiry of projects of national significance.
600-600

Exclusive Economic Zone Major Prosecutions Fund (M29)

This appropriation is limited to major prosecutions relating to activities regulated under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012.
-500500

Framework Convention on Climate Change (M12)

New Zealand's contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
12713140

Fresh Start for Fresh Water: Waikato River Clean-up Fund (M29)

This appropriation is limited to funding for the Waikato River Clean-up Fund for the restoration and protection of the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River for future generations.
5,403-5,403

Impairment of Debt Relating to Climate Change Activities (M12)

This appropriation is limited to the impairment and write down of Crown debt arising from Climate Change related activities.
12,200-12,200

Impairment of Debt Relating to Environment Activities (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the impairment and write down of Crown debt arising from Environment related activities excluding Climate Change.
1,500-1,500

International Subscriptions (M29)

This appropriation is limited to subscriptions to International Environmental Agreements.
11735152

Provision of a new water source for Rotorua (M29)

This appropriation is limited to a one-off grant to the Rotorua District Council to identify and provide an alternative drinking water source to that of Taniwha Springs.
1,075(1,075)-

Te Awa Tupua Putea (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the Crown's contribution to the Te Awa Tupua Putea fund established as part of the Whanganui River Treaty Settlement.
1,118-1,118

Te Awa Tupua Whole of River Strategy (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the Crown contribution to the establishment, support and collaborative development of the Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River) Whole of River Strategy.
16-16

Te Pou Tupua (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the Crown contribution to support Te Pou Tupua (the Whanganui River Guardian) functions.
100-100

Transitional Support for Local Government and Iwi (M29)

This appropriation is limited to providing transitional support to local authorities and iwi for new arrangements involving iwi in the management of natural resources arising from historical Treaty settlements.
521(500)21

United Nations Environment Programme (M29)

New Zealand's membership of the United Nations Environment Programme.
393215608

Waikato River Co-Governance (M29)

This appropriation is limited to the governance and operational costs of Waikato River co-governance.
1,195-1,195

Waikato River Co-Management (M29)

This appropriation is limited to enabling the Waikato River Iwi to engage in the new co-management arrangements in relation to the Waikato River.
2,868-2,868

Waste Disposal Levy Disbursements to Territorial Local Authorities (M29)

This appropriation is limited to payments to Territorial Local Authorities of their proportion of the Waste Disposal Levy as prescribed under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.
16,0002,00018,000

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

203,333116,864320,197

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Climate Change MCA (M12)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers focusing on decreasing New Zealand's net emissions of greenhouse gases below business as usual levels in a cost-effective way.
13,670(1,825)11,845
Departmental Output Expenses
Carbon Monitoring Programme
This category is limited to developing a national carbon accounting system that will contribute to meeting of New Zealand's greenhouse gas reporting obligations under the Kyoto Protocol and the UNFCCC.
4,842(1,134)3,708
Domestic Climate Change Programme Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to domestic climate change.
5,229(852)4,377
International Climate Change Programme Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to international climate change issues, negotiating positions for climate change agreements and development of carbon markets.
3,5501613,711
Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy
This category is limited to the implementation and collection of the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy.
49-49

Environmental Management Obligations and Programmes MCA (M29)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers focusing on achieving better solutions to environmental problems by supporting community involvement and action and international cooperation.
3,0115783,589
Departmental Output Expenses
Domestic Obligations and Programmes
This category is limited to contributing to and monitoring of domestic environmental management programmes and educational programmes promoting awareness of environmental issues.
1,3812841,665
International Obligations and Institutions Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to advice on international environmental arrangements, agreements and partnerships; contributing to negotiations with international parties on environmental issues in line with international arrangements, agreements and partnerships.
1,6302941,924

Environmental Protection Authority: Regulatory Functions MCA (M29)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to enable the Environmental Protection Authority to exercise its statutory powers and to carry out the statutory functions and duties conferred on it and to provide advice and other support to Ministers on the regulatory functions carried out by it.
19,425-19,425
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Decision Making
This category is limited to enabling and supporting decision-making processes relating to the EPA's regulatory functions.
13,481-13,481
Monitoring and Enforcement
This category is limited to monitoring and enforcement functions relating to the EPA's regulatory functions.
5,944-5,944

Improving Resource Management MCA (M29)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers focusing on improving resource management.
39,6403,88943,529
Departmental Output Expenses
Developing and Implementing Treaty Settlements and Environmental Accords Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to environmental accords with Maori and Treaty settlements involving natural resources; contributing to negotiations with iwi and affected parties on environmental issues as part of developing deeds of settlement.
1,224(124)1,100
Marine Environment Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the marine environment.
1,2161,6692,885
Resource Management Implementation
This category is limited to the implementation of tools, frameworks and institutions and provision of advice, support, information, and guidance to the public, practitioners and wider natural resource sector in relation to resource management policy and practices.
11,985(716)11,269
Resource Management Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the management of natural and physical resources in New Zealand.
7,7301,5949,324
Water Management Implementation
This category is limited to activities associated with the implementation of water management policy and practises.
3,2003,1986,398
Water Management Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the quality, flow and availability of freshwater.
10,78561811,403
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Water science and economics
This category is limited to water science and economic impact analyses, and guidance to support development of the National Objectives Framework.
3,500(2,350)1,150

Mitigating Environmental Hazards and Waste MCA (M29)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers focusing on reducing harm from natural, chemical and biological hazards and from waste through more effective management frameworks.
3,450(1,098)2,352
Departmental Output Expenses
Environmental Hazards and Waste Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the risks posed by environmental hazards and waste, including international agreements, conventions and obligations.
1,3653441,709
Waste Management and Minimisation
This category is limited to operational advice, implementation of tools, frameworks and institutions, and support, information and guidance to stakeholders in relation to waste management and minimisation.
2,085(1,442)643

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

79,1961,54480,740

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

327,950109,250437,200

Multi-Year Appropriations

Type, Title, Scope and Period of AppropriationsAppropriations, Adjustments and Use$000

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Fresh Start for Fresh Water: Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme (M29)

This appropriation is limited to maintaining and improving the water quality of the Rotorua Lakes.

Commences: 01 July 2015

Expires: 30 June 2020
Original Appropriation23,000
Adjustments to 2014/15-
Adjustments for 2015/16-
Adjusted Appropriation23,000
Actual to 2014/15 Year End-
Estimated Actual for 2015/16-
Estimated Actual for 2016/174,900
Estimated Appropriation Remaining18,100

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

2015/16
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations327,950109,250437,200
Total MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses Forecasts5,400-5,400

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

333,350109,250442,600

Capital Injection Authorisations

2015/16
Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
Ministry for the Environment - Capital Injection (M29)---
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