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Views sought on reassessment of methyl bromide

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 3:25 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking submissions on an application for the reassessment of the hazardous substance methyl bromide. Methyl bromide is used as a fumigant in the quarantine and pre-shipment treatment of logs, produce, ... More >>

Application to import new fungicide to combat cereal disease

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 9:19 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Views are sought on an application to introduce Revystar fungicide into New Zealand, for use against brown rust and other leaf fungi. The applicant is BASF New Zealand Limited. More >>

Ports of Auckland marine dumping consent granted

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:27 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has granted consent to Ports of Auckland Limited to dispose of dredged sediment at an authorised dumping site. More >>

EPA sets out its ambitions for environmental leadership

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 5:30 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A greater emphasis on ensuring businesses, importers and manufacturers are following environmental rules, and engaging with communities to identify common environmental concerns and solutions are two goals that feature prominently in the Environmental ... More >>

Application to import wilding conifer herbicide

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 4:18 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Views are sought on an application to import Method 240 SL Herbicide to control wilding conifers and other woody weeds. More >>

EPA declines application to import fungus

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 1:31 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has declined an application to import and release a fungus intended to improve crop growth due to a potential for adverse environmental effects. More >>

Household cleaning products leading cause of hospitalisation

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 12:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Children under the age of five continue to have the highest rate of hospitalisations from hazardous substances, according to the Environmental Protection Authority’s latest annual hazardous substances monitoring report. The HSNO Monitoring Report ... More >>

Application to introduce fungicide Amicus to New Zealand

Monday, 10 June 2019, 11:22 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Your views are sought on an application to introduce the fungicide AMICUS to New Zealand. More >>

Beetles about: weed moth plant targeted

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 12:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has approved the introduction of a root-feeding beetle to control the noxious weed moth plant. More >>

Submissions open on application to import new fungicide

Monday, 6 May 2019, 4:41 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Your views are sought on an application to import for release the fungicide, KUSABI, for the control of powdery mildew. More >>

Understanding hazard labels on household chemicals

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 10:39 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Caution Notice reminding householders about the importance of reading and understanding the labels on hazardous substances, to keep themselves and others safe. Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter, the General ... More >>

Application to import GMO vaccine approved

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 12:41 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A genetically modified vaccine for the potentially deadly Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has been approved for importation and release into New Zealand, with its use subject to approval by Medsafe. Manufacturer Sanofi SA applied to the Environmental ... More >>

Kiwi friend of the moa returns home

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:14 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has appointed Kiwi expat Professor Michael Bunce to the role of Chief Scientist. More >>

Submissions open on OMV marine discharge consent application

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has opened public submissions on a marine discharge consent application from OMV GSB Limited for activity in the Great South Basin, offshore Otago. More >>

Results of EPA investigation into PFOS firefighting foams

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 10:23 am | Environmental Protection Authority

An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) investigation has found stores of firefighting foams containing a banned chemical, PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), across New Zealand. More >>

Approval sought for new fungicide

Monday, 25 March 2019, 1:00 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Public submissions have opened on an application to manufacture a fungicide in New Zealand for use in the control of a disease which affects wheat. More >>

Reassessment of plant growth regulator Meteor

Friday, 15 March 2019, 11:37 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Public submissions are open on an application to reassess restrictions on the use of Meteor, a substance used to thin pip fruit. More >>

EPA proposes tightened rules on paraquat use

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 11:43 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Public submissions are open on a reassessment proposal by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for the herbicide paraquat and its associated formulations. More >>

Tamarind’s marine consents granted with conditions

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 2:21 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Two applications from oil and gas operator Tamarind Taranaki Ltd, for consents in relation to activities in the Tui Area Oil Field off Taranaki have been granted, subject to conditions. More >>

New scheme targets greenhouse gases

Monday, 18 February 2019, 2:42 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is supporting international efforts to help cool the planet with new regulations coming into force today. More >>

 

 

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