[b]Fill out the form below to create an online submission[/b] This form is for making submissions on a change the Otago Regional Council (ORC) has prepared for the Regional Plan: Water for Otago. The Water Permits Plan change (WPPC) has been called in by the Minister for the Environment under section 142(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The WPPC includes an objective, policies and rules that manage the replacement of deemed permits (also known as mining privileges) expiring in 2021, and any other water permits expiring prior to 31 December 2025 (the date by which a new Regional Land and Water Plan is expected to be operative). The plan change also introduces a new policy regarding the duration of new water permits. [b]For more information on the WPPC please refer to the Public Notice or the EPA website: [url=http://www.epa.govt.nz/ORCplanchanges]www.epa.govt.nz/ORCplanchanges[/url].[/b][b]If you have any queries about making a submission or the plan change itself please contact the EPA by phone on 0800 401 673 or by email at [url=mailto:ORCplanchanges@epa.govt.nz]ORCplanchanges@epa.govt.nz[/url].  [/b][b][u]Your submission must be received no later than 5pm on 17 August 2020.[/u][/b] [b] Attaching documents to the online form [/b]You can attach document to this online form. After you enter your submission details and click ‘continue’ at the bottom of the page, you will be able to add PDF, JPG, or PNG files to support your submission (up to 5 MB). [b]Privacy statement [/b]The personal information you provide on this form will be held by the EPA, 215 Lambton Quay, Wellington. It will be used by the EPA for the purpose of administering the public consultation aspects of the WPCC. Copies of your full submission will be provided to the Environment Court and the Otago Regional Council, and your address for service may also be provided to other parties in the process. Other than your name, your personal contact information in this form will not be published on the EPA website.  Your name, the information in this form, and any attached information will be published on the EPA website, and made available to the Environment Court, the Otago Regional Council and the public for use in the processing and consideration of the WPPC.  By completing this submission form, you give the EPA permission to use the information for the purpose stated above. You have the right to access and correct personal information held by the EPA. All information held by the EPA is subject to the Official Information Act 1982. Note: If the submitter is a company, full business contact details will be published on the website. [b]Important information [/b]Please ensure that you have authority to make this submission on behalf of the submitter(s) named on this form. Please do not use copyright material without the permission of the copyright holder. Please fill in the form below, then click Continue to review your submission. At any time you may click Save and Exit so that you can return later.

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Submission details
Are you a trade competitor?
What are you submitting on? You can submit on specific parts of the plan change or the whole plan change.
What is your view on the matter or the specific parts listed above? Please select one, if you have multiple views state clearly in the notes box below.
What decision would you like the Environment Court to make?
Do you wish to be heard in support of your submission? All submissions will be considered by the Environment Court. Please indicate if you wish to be heard in support of your submission.
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