Burning oil in the open
Subclause 10 (see link below) of the regulations specifies:
The standard means that the burning of any oil in the open is banned. The definition of oil contained within the regulation is:
(a) means petroleum in any form; and
(b) includes crude oil, fuel oil sludge, oil refuse, and refined oil products (for example, diesel fuel, kerosene, and motor gasoline).
Note that the definition of oil in the regulations is not intended to include gas. Councils would still be able to consider whether to grant consents for discharges to air from the burning of oil in appropriately designed equipment with appropriate emission controls. The standard states that any resource consent application for this activity is a discretionary activity.
The ban does not apply to the following activities:
Note that the consent requirement for frost protection applies only to the traditional form of frost pots that burn oil in the open, or via a chimney or stack. The ban or resource consent requirement does not include the operation of frost control equipment that uses oil injected as a fuel source to drive hot air fans.