This publication is no longer current or has been superseded.
October 1998, Ref. TR37
This report presents the scenarios for the development of Environmental Performance Indicators for toxic contaminants for inclusion in the Ministry for the Environment's overall Environmental Performance Indicator (EPI) Programme. An initial list of priority toxic contaminants was developed based upon a number of overseas examples as well as other relevant toxic contaminant and pollutant release inventories and registers in the USA and Canada. This framework was evaluated based upon the specific knowledge of the toxic contaminants either unique to or absent from the New Zealand environment.