Emission Impossible Ltd

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What kind of work do we do?

We are air quality and greenhouse gas emissions management specialists with additional expertise in decision making. This includes:

  • air quality policy
  • assessment of environmental effects
  • cost-benefit analysis
  • odour and dust management
  • emissions inventories and predictive modelling
  • environmental research
  • expert witnesses
  • health impact studies
  • independent commissioner for resource consent hearings
  • independent panellist for EEZ Decision Making Committees
  • sustainable transport management
  • technical peer review

No job is too big or too small. We are equally happy spending an hour or two reviewing a monitoring programme as we are developing a national compliance strategy. If the issue is air or sustainability related, we are interested in helping.

We work hard to provide simple but effective solutions and we are firm believers in empowering our clients. We do this by building user-friendly tools and writing reports that are clear, relevant and directly applicable to each client’s needs. We attempt to write all our reports in plain English despite the often highly technical nature of the work. All our deliverables are internally peer-reviewed before issue to ensure that quality expectations are met.

Previous Jobs by Emission Impossible Ltd

The majority of our work is already in the public domain being prepared for government agencies.

JobClientReport/Publication
Air EconomicsMinistry for Economic DevelopmentPeer review of the NZIER Cost Benefit Analysis for Unflued LPG Cabinet Heaters, April 2010. 
Available on request from MED.
Air EconomicsMinistry for the EnvironmentPeer review of the NZIER Updated Cost Benefit Analysis and other relevant documents for the review of the national environmental standards for air quality, September 2009. 
Available on request from MfE.
Air EconomicsOtago Regional Council(with Jagadish Guria, Consultant Economist)
Bus emissions calculations, social cost estimates and economics modelling. Calculations to support proposal for mandatory bus retirement at 15 years, September 2012.
Air PolicyAuckland CouncilEnvironmental Sustainability and Public Health Policies (lead authors), Working paper 20 to accompany the Auckland Regional Land Transport Strategy 2010, April 2009.
Air PolicyAuckland CouncilAuckland Sustainable Homes Assessment Part 1: Insulation and Clean Heat Appliances (co-authors), Ref: TR 2009/052, November 2009.
Air PolicyAuckland CouncilDomestic Fire Emissions: Scenario Analysis, Ref: ARC Internal Report 2010/007, October 2010. 
Air PolicyAuckland CouncilUse of Background Air Quality Data in Resource Consent Applications (co-authors), Ref: GD2014/01, July 2014.
Air PolicyAuckland CouncilInvestigations into Reducing Emissions from Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles in Auckland – a Summary Report, Ref: TR2014/018, June 2014. 
Air PolicyAuckland CouncilSeparation Distances for Industry, A Discussion Document, July 2012.
Air PolicyAuckland CouncilSeparation Distances for Roads, A Discussion Document, July 2012.
Air PolicyClean Air Society of Australia and New ZealandAir Quality Regulation and Odour Management in Australia & New Zealand 2011, June 2011.
Air PolicyMinistry for the EnvironmentGood Practice Guide for Assessing Discharges to Air from Land Transport (co-authors), June 2008.
Air PolicyMinistry for the EnvironmentClean Healthy Air for All New Zealanders: The National Air Quality Compliance Strategy to Meet the PM10 Standard, August 2011.
Air PolicyMinistry for the Environment2011 Users Guide to the revised National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (lead authors), August 2011.
Air PolicyMinistry for the EnvironmentGood Practice Guide for Assessing and Managing Odour, November 2016
Air PolicyMinistry for the EnvironmentGood Practice Guide for Assessing and Managing Dust, November 2016
Air PolicyMinistry for the EnvironmentGood Practice Guide for Assessing Discharges to Air from Industry, November 2016
Air PolicyMinistry of TransportTransport Monitoring Information Framework Maritime Emission Data Gaps, June 2011. 
Available on request from MoT.
Air PolicyMinistry of TransportTransport Monitoring Information Framework Aviation Emission Data Gaps, June 2011. 
Available on request from MoT.
Air PolicyMinistry of TransportResearch into the long-term trends for electric vehicle price and supply - understanding developments in the global market (co-authors), June 2015
Air PolicyNew Zealand Transport AgencyNZTA Standard for Producing Air Quality Assessments for State Highway Projects – Draft version 3.0, 31 March 2010.
Available on request from NZTA.
Air PolicyNew Zealand Transport AgencyAre the Harmful Emissions from New Zealand's Light Duty Vehicle Fleet Improving? (co-authors), May 2011.
Air PolicyNew Zealand Transport AgencyRoading Project Air Quality Screening Tool plus associated Tier 2 Checklist (co-authors) September 2012.
Air PolicyNew Zealand Transport AgencyAir Quality Checklist for Tier 1 Assessment (co-authors) September 2012.
Air PolicyNew Zealand Transport AgencyBackground air quality for NZ Transport Agency state highway assessments, April 2013.
Air PolicyNew Zealand Transport AgencyNZTA Air Quality Screening Model Users' Notes (co-authors), June 2014.
Air PolicyNew Zealand Transport AgencyGuide to Assessing Air Quality Impacts from State Highway Projects (lead authors), draft version 2.0 for consultation, December 2014.
Air PolicySamoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Planning and Urban Management AgencyCode of Environmental Practice: Management and Control of Odour from Wastewater Treatment Systems. 
Available on request from MNRE.
Air Quality MonitoringAndrew Stewart (for Tauranga City Council)With  AirQuality Ltd (co-authors):
Odour Monitoring Tauranga City Council: Wastewater Treatment Plants
Odour Monitoring Tauranga City Council: Five Pump Stations
Available on request from Tauranga City Council.
Air Quality MonitoringAuckland CouncilAuckland's air quality monitoring plan, Ref: TR2013/053, October 2013.
Air Quality MonitoringMinistry for the EnvironmentReview of the Global Environmental Monitoring/Air Pollution Programme in New Zealand, July 2010.
Available on request from MfE.
Air Quality MonitoringNew Zealand Transport AgencyTransport-Related Air Quality Monitoring System Stage 4 (co-authors) November 2012.
Air Quality MonitoringNew Zealand Transport AgencyAmbient Air Quality (Nitrogen Dioxide) Monitoring Network Site Metadata Report 2007-2012 (co-authors), April 2013.
Air Quality MonitoringNew Zealand Transport AgencyJohnstone’s Hill Tunnel air quality monitoring March to July 2010: Summary Report (authors), May 2013.
Air Quality MonitoringNew Zealand Transport AgencyAmbient Air Quality (Nitrogen Dioxide) Monitoring Network Operating Manual 2013/14 (co-authors), September 2013.
Air Quality MonitoringNew Zealand Transport AgencyAmbient Air Quality (Nitrogen Dioxide) Monitoring Network Report 2007-2014 (lead authors), February 2016.
Assessment of Environmental Effects - Air QualityHTE Investments LtdProposed Early Childhood Education Centre Air Quality Assessment, February 2014.
Assessment of Environmental Effects - Air QualitySmartfoods LtdDue Diligence and Air Quality Assessment for application for resource consent for new site, November 2014
Assessment of Environmental Effects - Air QualitySouth Wairarapa District CouncilGreytown Wastewater Treatment Plant Proposed Upgrade 2011 - Air Quality Assessment, November 2011.
Available on request from SWDC.
Assessment of Environmental Effects - Air QualityStevensonAir Quality Assessment for application for resource consent, East Tamaki site, September 2013
ConsentsAuckland CouncilOfficers Report for Resource Consent Hearing for Sanitarium Health Food Company, April 2010.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
ConsentsAuckland CouncilOfficers Decision Report for Karamuramu Island Quarry, May 2011.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
ConsentsAuckland CouncilOfficers Decision Report for Pacific Wire, May 2011.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
ConsentsAuckland CouncilPeer review Officers Notification Determination Report for Blacktop (asphalt plant), August 2011.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
ConsentsAuckland CouncilPeer review Officers Notification Determination Report for Nuplex Onehunga, August 2011.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
ConsentsAuckland CouncilOfficers Decision Report (air quality only, co-author) for Matakana Metals, September 2011.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
ConsentsAuckland CouncilOfficers Notification Determination Report for Ottogi New Zealand Ltd (soup stock manufacture), September 2011.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
ConsentsAuckland CouncilOfficers Notification Determination Report for Redvale Landfill, October 2011.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
ConsentsAuckland CouncilOfficers Decision Report for Auckland Foam , January 2012.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
ConsentsEnvironmental Protection AuthoritySection 88 Completeness Check: Air Quality MacKays to Peka Peka, April 2012.
Available on request from EPA.
ConsentsEnvironmental Protection AuthorityIndependent review of the proposed Wiri Prison Air Quality Assessment. 
Available on request from EPA.
ConsentsEnvironmental Protection AuthorityIndependent review of the Western Ring Route - Waterview Connection Air Quality Assessment, July 2010.
Available on request from EPA.
Decision MakingEnvironmental Protection AuthorityDecision Making Committee (Jones, Wratt, Kuschel & Binnie)
Decision on application for marine consent by Shell Todd Oil Services, September 2014.
Decision MakingAuckland CouncilCommissioners (Serjeant, Wickham, Lister & Catchpole)
Decision on consent application to establish and operate a chicken egg layer farm for up to 310,000 birds, January 2015.
Decision MakingAuckland CouncilCommissioners (Tepania, Wickham & Hill)
Recommendations for Notice of Requirement by Wiri Oil Services Ltd, July 2015.
Decision MakingState Services CommissionGateway Reviewer (Dr Kuschel) Large confidential infrastructure project
Decision MakingHawke's Bay Regional CouncilCommissioners (Scott & Wickham) 
Decision on application for consent for discharges to air from proposed tyre pyolysis plant (Tyreless Corporation Limited), April 2014.
Available on request from Hawke's Bay Regional Council.
Emissions InventoryAuckland CouncilEstimation of Domestic Fire Emissions in 2006, Ref: TR 2010/056, October 2010. 
Available on request from Auckland Council.
Emissions InventoryAuckland CouncilAuckland Air Emissions Inventory 2006, Ref: TR 2014/015, April 2014.
Emissions InventoryAuckland CouncilFuture Trends in Motor Vehicle Emissions in Auckland, Ref: TR 2014/028, July 2014
Emissions InventoryAuckland CouncilAuckland Motor Vehicle Emissions Inventory, Ref: TR 2014/029, July 2014.
Emissions InventoryCanterbury Regional CouncilMotor vehicle emissions inventory for Canterbury airsheds, November 2014.
Available on request from Canterbury Regional Council.
Emissions InventoryGreater Wellington Regional CouncilMasterton & Carterton Domestic Fire Emissions Inventory 2013, August 2013. 
Available on request from Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Emissions ModellingAuckland CouncilVehicle Emissions Prediction Model (co-authors), model version 3.0 and user notes, February 2009. 
Available on request from Auckland Council.
Emissions ModellingAuckland CouncilDomestic Fire Emission Prediction Model (DEPM) 2006, model plus supporting documentation, September 2010.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
Emissions ModellingAuckland CouncilDomestic Fire Emissions: Scenario Analysis, October 2010.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
Emissions ModellingAuckland CouncilDomestic Fire Emissions 2012: Options for Meeting the National Environmental Standard for PM10, Ref: TR 2013/022, July 2013.
Emissions ModellingNew Zealand Transport AgencyNZTA Environmental Toolbox, plus Air Quality Checklist for Tier 1 Assessment, September 2012.
Emissions ModellingNew Zealand Transport AgencyRoading Project Air Quality Screening Model v2.0, plus Users' notes, March 2014.
Expert WitnessAuckland CouncilAir quality section of proposed Unitary Plan (Kuschel)
Rebuttal Statement of Evidence
Expert WitnessAuckland CouncilAir quality section of proposed Unitary Plan (Wickham)
Summary Statement of Evidence
Hearing Evidence
Rebuttal Statement of Evidence
Health Impacts StudyAuckland CouncilA Review and Update of HAPINZ for the Auckland Region (lead authors), Ref: IR 2010/004, August 2010. 
Available on request from Auckland Council.
Health Impacts StudyGreater Wellington Regional CouncilAir Pollution Health Impacts for Wellington Airsheds, September 2011. 
Available on request from Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Health Impacts StudyHealth Research Council, Ministry for the Environment, Ministry of Transport and New Zealand Transport Agency2012 Update of Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand Study (lead authors). 
National study includes:
HAPINZ 2012 Update: Volume 1 Summary Report
HAPINZ 2012 Update: Volume 2 Technical Report
HAPINZ 2012 Update: Health Effects Model
HAPINZ 2012 Update: Users Guide to Health Effects Model
HAPINZ 2012 Update: Exposure Model
ResearchESR - Institute Of Environmental Science And ResearchA scoping study characterising dust drift from aerial application of 1080: Waimea Kawhaka, November 2015 (co-authors), July 2016.
Vehicle Emissions MonitoringAuckland CouncilRemote Sensing of Vehicle Emissions 2009: Trends in Auckland Vehicle Emissions, October 2009.
Available on request from Auckland Council.
Vehicle Emissions MonitoringAuckland CouncilAuckland Vehicle Fleet Emission Measurements 2005: "The Big Clean UP - Tune Your Car" Campaign (co-authors), August 2010.
Vehicle Emissions MonitoringAuckland CouncilTrends in Light Duty Vehicle Emissions 2003 to 2011, Ref: TR2012/032 September 2012.
Vehicle Emissions MonitoringNew Zealand Transport AgencyStocktake of Air Quality in and around State Highway Tunnels (co-authors), April 2010.