Annual summary reports – due date approaching

Publish date: 15 February 2023

Permit holders can submit their 2022 period annual summary reports (ASRs) from now. They’re due by 31 March 2023. Find guidance below on submitting your ASR and information about our upcoming in-person workshop for permit holders in Greymouth.

It is a legal requirement that ASRs be submitted by 31 March for every permit that was active during the previous calendar year – even if no activity took place.

Guidance on how to submit your ASR can be found on our website.

The easiest way to submit ASRs is through the online permitting system (OPS). This is set up to ask you for the information required for your permit type and has help text to guide you through the process. It also saves us time as hard copy reports need to be manually entered into the system.

Permit holders who haven’t used the OPS before will need to register. This is easy to do. Simply fill in the form on the page linked to below.

Register to manage your permits online

Failure to file an ASR means permit holders are not complying with their permit conditions – which can have serious ramifications, including the revocation of a permit or a possible prosecution.

Meet with us in Greymouth

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals staff will be in Greymouth from 22 to 23 February to talk to permit holders. This will include a session on how to use the online permitting system to submit ASRs. An email has been sent to permit holders with further details.

Any questions about ASRs, including about the February event in Greymouth, can be directed to

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