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EPA seeks submissions on moth plant rust fungus

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:00 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes submissions on an application for release of the moth plant rust fungus Puccinia araujiae. If approved for release, this fungus would be used to help control the weed, moth plant (Araujia hortorum). More >>

Carbaryl, chlorpyrifos and diazinon reassessment

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:56 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes submissions on its reassessment of some organophosphates and carbamates (OPCs). The reassessment will cover substances containing carbaryl, chlorpyrifos and diazinon used as active ingredients in veterinary ... More >>

2014 Emissions Trading Scheme reports issued today

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 4:43 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has issued the latest annual data reports on the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme on its website. More >>

EPA announces new controls for OPC insecticides

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 8:56 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision-making committee has released its decision to modify 15 approvals for substances containing organophosphate or carbamate (OPC) chemicals. The modified reassessment was carried out to determine ... More >>

Submissions sought on fungicide for onion mildew

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:36 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application for release of DuPont Zorvec Enicade Fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin and is intended to be used for the control of downy mildew ... More >>

EPA Chief Executive announcement

Friday, 10 July 2015, 12:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Announcing his appointment, EPA Board Chair Kerry Prendergast says Dr Freeth’s passion for science and his very strong leadership profile are qualities that will be immensely valuable as the Authority works towards its future vision of being a ... More >>

Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry Decision

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 1:28 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry (the Board) has today released its final decision in relation to the matters referred back to them by the High Court. More >>

New rules coming into force for some toxic insecticides

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 2:29 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

New rules come into force next month to protect people and the environment from the risks posed by a group of highly toxic insecticides. More >>

New rules for antifouling paints

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 11:42 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding boaties and anyone else who paints boats of new rules for using antifouling paints. More >>

Submissions on herbicide with two new active ingredients

Monday, 8 June 2015, 12:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application for release of the herbicide GF-2687. This herbicide contains two active ingredients that are new to New Zealand, halauxifen methyl and florasulam. It is intended to ... More >>

EPA approves biopesticide Blossom Protect

Friday, 5 June 2015, 2:52 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Decision-making Committee has approved an application to import the biopesticide Blossom Protect, which contains two strains of Aureobasidium pullulans. This is the first application received by the EPA for ... More >>

Shell Todd Oil granted consent for Māui offshore drilling

Friday, 5 June 2015, 12:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has granted a marine consent to Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) for 35 years to undertake activities relating to extracting, producing and transporting natural gas and condensate in and from the Māui natural ... More >>

Hearing for honeysuckle stem-boring beetle application

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 1:54 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for 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 approves biological control for the weed privet

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:31 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application to release privet lace bug (Leptophya hospita) as a biological control agent for the weed privet (Ligustrum spp.). More >>

Mainman insecticide application approved

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 11:40 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision-making committee has approved with controls an application from ISK New Zealand Limited to manufacture or import the insecticide Mainman, which contains the new pesticide active ingredient flonacamid. More >>

EPA approves release of non-toxic Epichloë fungi

Friday, 8 May 2015, 11:05 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application to release 18 additional strains of non-toxic asexual Epichloë fungi. More >>

Submissions sought on modified reassessment for herbicide

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 3:22 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on a modified reassessment of the herbicide Callisto. This is an already approved herbicide, which contains the active ingredient mesotrine. More >>

Approval for horticultural fungicide

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 2:35 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision-making committee has approved an application by ISK New Zealand Ltd for a fungicide that controls various fungal diseases in horticultural crops. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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