The Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 2017 (Regulations) were recently made on 20 February 2017, and will come into force on 1 April 2017. The purpose of these regulations is to simplify and standardise the regulatory regime for pest control (specifically, the discharge of brodifcoum, rotenone, and sodium flouoroacetate). The Regulations create specific exemptions from section 15 of the RMA for a person undertaking a discharge activity within the scope of the Regulations.