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Evaluation report on STOS marine consent application

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4:01 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) today released its in-house expert’s evaluation report on Shell Todd Oil Services’ (STOS) marine consent application for its Māui offshore facilities. More >>

Rob Forlong announces resignation as EPA Chief Executive

Friday, 10 April 2015, 4:26 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Mr Forlong has been the Chief Executive of the EPA since its inception nearly four years ago, and prior to that, was the Chief Executive of the Environmental Risk Management Authority for six years. More >>

Notice of hearing on fungi to protect cereal crops

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 2:09 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is holding a hearing to decide on an application to release non-toxic Epichloe fungi. Epichloe endophytes could improve the resistance of cereal plants to insect pests, fungal diseases and drought. More >>

Have your say on new rules for importers and manufacturers

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 12:44 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is inviting people to have a say on new rules that would require everyone who makes or imports a hazardous substance to supply their contact information. More >>

Importers and labs advised of extra 1080 controls

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 9:22 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Importers, laboratories and other workplaces holding 1080 are being advised by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on how to comply with the extra controls introduced by the Government last week. More >>

Have your say on honeysuckle stem-boring beetle

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:56 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority invites submissions on an application to release the honeysuckle stem-boring beetle Oberea shirahatai, as part of a biological control programme against the weed Japanese honeysuckle. More >>

EPA refuses Chatham Rock Phosphate marine consent

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 10:44 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has refused an application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (CRP) for a marine consent to mine phosphorite nodules on the Chatham Rise. More >>

Notice of hearing for OPC substances reassessment

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 4:49 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA advises a hearing is scheduled for the modified reassessment of a bee control affecting five organophosphate and carbamate insecticides. In 2013 the EPA completed a reassessment of a number of OPCs and as a result controls over these substances ... More >>

Submission period opens on STOS marine consent application

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:42 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has today opened the submission period on a marine consent application by Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) to continue its offshore activities in the Māui natural gas field. More >>

EPA grants marine consent to OMV NZ Ltd

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:47 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has granted a marine consent to OMV NZ Ltd to continue its development drilling programme in the Maari oil field in the South Taranaki Bight. More >>

Submissions called for fungicide application

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:36 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on an application for release of the fungicide Prolectus. The application from Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Limited is for Prolectus which contains Fenpyrazamine for use as a fungicide ... More >>

Closure of hearing on Chatham Rock Phosphate application

Friday, 12 December 2014, 3:30 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The hearing on the marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP) has been closed by the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) Decision-making Committee. More >>

EPA looks forward to high levels of compliance with EEZ law

Friday, 12 December 2014, 2:40 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is expecting high levels of compliance with the new Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) legislation as operators become more familiar with the regime’s strict new requirements. More >>

Submissions called for biopesticide application

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:11 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on an application for release of the biopesticide Blossom Protect. More >>

Submissions called for two herbicide applications

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:29 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on the reassessment of the herbicide Firebird and an application for release of the herbicide Sakura. More >>

Have your say on fungi to protect cereal crops

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 11:53 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is inviting submissions on an application to release non-toxic Epichloë fungi. Epichloë endophytes could improve the resistance of cereal plants to insect pests, fungal diseases and droughts. More >>

Chatham Rock Phosphate application - closing submissions

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 12:08 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is considering an application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd for a marine consent to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise. More >>

Reassessment of PredaSTOP baits for stoats

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 11:55 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on its reassessment of PredaSTOP baits. PredaSTOP is a Vertebrate Toxic Agent (VTA), containing para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP), used to control stoats and feral cats. More >>

OMV marine consent application

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 11:41 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is considering an application by OMV New Zealand Ltd (OMV) for a marine consent to complete its development drilling programme in the Maari field in the Taranaki Basin. More >>

Submissions sought on EPA’s reassessment of dichlorvos

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:35 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on its reassessment of dichlorvos and its formulations. Dichlorvos is an organophosphate insecticide used to control a wide range of insect pests across the agricultural, horticultural, ... More >>

 

 

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