National direction

National direction supports local decision-making under the RMA. It is provided by national policy statements, national environmental standards, national planning standards and section 360 regulations.

Find out which national direction instruments are in effect, being amended, under development, and being scoped.

Under development or not yet in effect

Being scoped

Amendments being scoped or under development

National policy statements in effect

National environmental standards in effect

Section 360 regulations in effect

About national direction