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Review sees changes to 200 approved chemicals

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:49 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The latest Chemical Review carried out by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has reclassified 200 substances approved for use in New Zealand, and, where necessary updated the controls put in place to manage their use. More >>

Have your say on new gas for fridges and air conditioners

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:25 am | Environmental Protection Authority

We are seeking submissions on an application to import a heat transfer gas to be used for refrigeration and air conditioning. More >>

Submissions open on changes to rules for disposal

Monday, 11 July 2016, 5:10 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on proposals to change the rules for managing the disposal of hazardous substances. The changes are part of a wider government effort to improve workplace health and safety. More >>

Wasp leads fight against tomato and potato pest

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:07 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved a type of parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat the tomato potato psyllid (a plant louse), which attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New Zealand. Biological ... More >>

Firebird herbicide can be used at a higher rate

Friday, 3 June 2016, 11:22 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Firebird is an already approved herbicide used by farmers and growers to control certain broad-leaved and grass weeds in wheat and barley. The new approval means Firebird can be used at a higher concentration (up to 500 mL/ha) whereas it was previously ... More >>

New label laws help protect bees

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 11:45 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding importers and manufacturers that label requirements for some organophosphate and carbamate (OPC) insecticides will take effect on 1 July 2016. In 2015 approvals were modified for 15 OPC substances ... More >>

Horsetail weevil to rein in field horsetail weed

Monday, 23 May 2016, 3:44 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the horsetail weevil (Grypus equiseti) as a biological control agent to help curb the weed field horsetail (Equisetum arvense). More >>

Notice of hearing for agent to combat pest

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 3:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises that a hearing is scheduled on an application to introduce a parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat a psyllid that attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New ... More >>

EPA approves fungicide for treating onion mildew

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 2:32 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved with controls an application for the release of DuPont Zorvec Enicade Fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin, an ingredient not previously approved under the Hazardous ... More >>

Application to extend use of herbicide Callisto approved

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 2:26 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application from Syngenta Crop Protection to extend the use of the herbicide Callisto. This is a previously approved herbicide, which contains the active ingredient mesotrione. The application ... More >>

Submissions open on change to insecticide application method

Friday, 8 April 2016, 12:46 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application from DuPont Limited to extend the use of the insecticide Exirel to allow aerial application. Exirel is an insecticide containing the active ingredient cyantraniliprole. It was ... More >>

Notice of hearing for agents to control the weed tutsan

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 4:25 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled on an application to introduce a moth and a leaf-feeding beetle as biological control agents. If approved for release, the moth Lathronympha strigana and the leaf-feeding beetle ... More >>

Notice of hearing for fungicide application

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 3:36 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import for release DuPont Zorvec Enicade Fungicide, which contains the new active ingredient oxathiapiprolin. More >>

500 importers and manufacturers register with EPA

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 10:57 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Over 500 importers and manufacturers of hazardous substances have already registered their details with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), says EPA Manager, Hazardous Substance Compliance Ray McMillan. More >>

Herbicide approved for use on cereal crop weeds

Monday, 22 February 2016, 3:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An application from Dow AgroSciences (NZ) Ltd to import the herbicide GF-2687 has been approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

EPA and Fire Service combine forces

Friday, 19 February 2016, 10:36 am | Environmental Protection Authority

EPA and Fire Service combine forces for dealing with chemical emergencies Fires involving hazardous chemicals can be difficult to manage. But a new agreement with the Environmental Protection Authority means the New Zealand Fire Service will have ... More >>

Submissions sought on agent to combat crop pest

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 2:14 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has opened submissions on an application to release a type of parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat a psyllid (plant louse) that attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New Zealand. More >>

EPA approves fungicide to combat apple and grape disease

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 11:06 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application from Kaken Pharmaceutical Co to import the fungicide Esteem, for use to control disease in apples and grapes. Esteem contains Polyoxin D zinc salt, an active ingredient that is new ... More >>

Make sure meat is all that gets sizzled this weekend

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:19 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A long weekend – and a promise of good weather, so probably time to get the mates or family round for a bit of a barbie? More >>

Submissions sought on fungicide for wheat crops

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:34 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application to import for release Elatus Plus fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient benzovindiflupyr and is intended to be used to control a number of fungal diseases ... More >>

 

 

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