Pursuant to section 167 of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Minister for the Environment hereby gives the following notice.
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1. Title and commencement-(1) This notice may be cited as the Resource Management (Approval of Contact Energy Limited as a Requiring Authority) Notice 2009.
(2) This notice shall come into force on the 28th day after the date of its publication in the New Zealand Gazette.
2. Interpretation-In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires, "line function services" has the meaning given to that term by section 2 of the Electricity Act 1992.
3. Approval as a requiring authority-Contact Energy Limited, as an electricity operator, is hereby approved as a requiring authority under section 167 of the Resource Management Act 1991, for the provision of its line function services in relation to the connection of renewable energy generation sites to the national grid or to a local electricity distribution network.
Dated at Wellington this 11th day of March 2009.
HON DR NICK SMITH, Minister for the Environment.