Coming up – Annual summary reports due 31 March
If you are a permit holder you must submit your annual summary report for the 2019 calendar year for each permit you hold by 31 March 2020. Even if no work was carried out on your permit during 2019, you still need to file a return.
An annual summary report gives us information about how the permit is being used and helps show whether you are complying with your work programme. These reports also give us valuable information about New Zealand’s mineral and petroleum resources.
We encourage you to use our online permitting system to submit your annual summary returns. It is set up to ask for the information required to meet your legal obligations. Next year we will require all permit holders to complete their annual summary reports online.
We also have a range of guidance to help make it easier for you to know what you must do to comply:
See our website for more information. If you have feedback on our online permitting system or guides, need help or have questions please email us or give us a call on: 0508 263 782 (in NZ) or +64 3 962 6179 (from overseas).
Are your contact details correct?
We send you reminders and information to help you comply with the conditions on your permit. If your contact details aren’t correct – you’re probably not receiving this information. Now is a good time to check that your contact details are up to date.
If you want to change the application contact, permit administrator or fee administrator, you will need to update this information using the online permitting system (OPS) account management tab or complete an APP 11 application form.
Check that your details are correct now to help you comply with the conditions of your permit.
Compliance team activities in 2019
Our compliance team were busy in 2019 and want to remind permit holders of their obligations under their permits, particularly in the lead up to the annual summary report deadline.
A permit under the Crown Minerals Act 1991 requires you to do certain things in return for the right to prospect for, explore for, or mine Crown-owned petroleum and minerals. These obligations include:
If you don’t comply with your obligations you could risk being prosecuted or having your permit revoked.
Our compliance team are here to help make sure you are complying with your obligations as a permit holder. In 2019 they visited 108 sites, carried out four compliance roadshows and sent 74 education packs to permit holders.
Along with these education activities, three permits were revoked, 13 intention to revoke notices were issued, four fraud charges were laid and one diversion was carried out.