Tasman HAIL Sites

This section deals with land which may have been included on the Hazardous Activities and Industries List. It explains the Council's role and the responsibilities of the landowner and provides links to further information.

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The Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) is a compilation of activities and industries that are considered likely to cause land contamination resulting from hazardous substance use, storage or disposal. The HAIL is intended to identify most situations in New Zealand where hazardous substances could cause, and in many cases have caused, land contamination. This list is determined by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE)

The HAIL groups similar industries together, which typically use or store hazardous substances that could cause contamination if these substances escaped from safe storage, were disposed of on the site, or were lost to the environment through their use.

The fact that an activity or industry appears on the list does not mean that hazardous substances were used or stored on all sites occupied by that activity or industry. Nor does it mean that a site used by that industry will always have hazardous substances present in the land. The list just highlights that there is a greater probability of site contamination occurring than for other uses or activities.

Hazardous Activites and Industries List
Liability for contamination
The Council's role

This page details the HAIL Register and provides information for landowners whose sites may have been included on the register

This page explains contributing factors to historic hazards, including pesticides, sheep dips, slipways and pre-1970s orchard land.