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ERMA releases decision on trichlorfon

Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 3:14 pm | ERMA

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has released its decision on the review of the organophosphate insecticide trichlorfon. Trichlorfon is used to control a range of insects in a variety of horticultural and agricultural crops. It is also ... More >>

LPG at home: are you over the limit?

Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 11:21 am | ERMA

New limits on how much LPG can be stored in homes have been set by the Environmental Risk Management Authority. “LPG is a highly flammable gas that burns explosively in the event of a leak and ignition,” says ERMA New Zealand Hazardous Substances ... More >>

Call for submissions on future use of fungicide quintozene

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 4:26 pm | ERMA

ERMA New Zealand is calling for submissions on the future use of the fungicide quintozene, due to information that the only formulated product containing this active ingredient has dioxin impurities. Quintozene is used commercially on seedlings, bulbs and recreational ... More >>

Submissions sought on insecticides acephate & methamidophos

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 3:43 pm | ERMA

ERMA New Zealand is calling for submissions on a proposal to phase out the use of the insecticides acephate and methamidophos. Acephate and methamidophos are organophosphates used on crops such as avocados, citrus, boysenberries, potatoes, onions, sweetcorn, ... More >>

Submissions sought on review of insecticide dichlorvos

Thursday, 25 November 2010, 11:03 am | ERMA

The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for submissions on the future use of the insecticide dichlorvos in New Zealand. The reassessment is part of an ERMA New Zealand Chief Executive-initiated programme to review hazardous substances. ... More >>

Submissions Sought On New Possum Poison

Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 1:19 pm | ERMA

media release 9 November 2010 Submissions Sought On New Possum Poison ERMA New Zealand is calling for public submissions on an application for a possible alternative to 1080 for ground-based control of possums. More >>

ERMA Reviewing Rules For Possessing Explosives

Monday, 2 February 2009, 11:29 am | ERMA

ERMA New Zealand is calling for public submissions on a proposal to bring the requirements for possessing explosives into line with the requirements for possession of firearms, cyanide, and certain other high risk substances. More >>

Endosulfan Approvals Revoked

Monday, 15 December 2008, 1:16 pm | ERMA

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked the approvals for the insecticide endosulfan and prohibited its importation, manufacture and use in New Zealand. More >>

NZ Risk Analyst Honoured

Monday, 8 December 2008, 11:48 am | ERMA

Is it safe to plant a crop at this time of year? Will this new aircraft design carry passengers safely around the world? Assessing and evaluating risks helps us make important decisions that affect many aspects of our everyday life. More >>

New Tumuaki, Members To Māori Advisory Committee

Friday, 24 October 2008, 12:33 pm | ERMA

The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA New Zealand) this month welcomed a new Tumuaki (Chair) and two new members to Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao (Ngā Kaihautū), the committee that advises the Authority on Māori issues and perspectives. More >>

ERMA Report on Equine Influenza Available

Tuesday, 23 September 2008, 11:02 am | ERMA

ERMA New Zealand's Evaluation and Review Report on the application to import and use, under controlled conditions, a live genetically modified virus vaccine to protect horses against Equine Influenza has been published and is available on the organisation's ... More >>

Call For Public Submissions On Methyl Parathion

Friday, 19 September 2008, 4:38 pm | ERMA

Public submissions on the use of insecticide methyl parathion are being called for by ERMA New Zealand as part of its strategic hazardous substances review and reassessment programme which aims to reduce risk to people and the environment. More >>

ERMA Receives Gm Animals Field Test Applications

Thursday, 7 August 2008, 1:50 pm | ERMA

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has received four related applications from AgResearch Ltd to conduct wide-ranging genetic modification research of animals in scientific containment facilities. More >>

New Code Of Practice For Firework Displays

Thursday, 31 July 2008, 4:46 pm | ERMA

Professional firework displays will now be covered by a new Code of Practice which aims to improve operator and public safety at displays, ERMA New Zealand announced today. More >>

Proposed Changes: Regulation Of GM Crop Management

Thursday, 31 July 2008, 11:15 am | ERMA

Proposals for new regulations for the management of genetically modified crops under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act are open for public input. The proposed regulations were announced by Environment Minister Trevor Mallard today. More >>

GM Allium Report Released

Monday, 28 July 2008, 5:07 pm | ERMA

ERMA New Zealand has today released an Evaluation and Review Report on a Crop & Food Research application to field test genetically modified (GM) plants of the allium family - onions, spring onions, leeks and garlic. More >>

ERMA Boosts Cosmetic Safety

Thursday, 24 July 2008, 5:09 pm | ERMA

ERMA New Zealand has amended the Cosmetic Products Group Standard 2006 to take into account changes to European Union's Cosmetic Directives. General manager hazardous substances Andrea Eng said the European Directives are the cosmetic industry's benchmark ... More >>

Final Step to Ban PCP

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 3:18 pm | ERMA

The insecticide and fungicide pentachlorophenol (PCP) has had its approvals formally revoked by the Environmental Risk Management Authority following a reassessment of its risks and benefits. More >>

Consultation On Bridal Creeper Rust

Thursday, 3 July 2008, 4:54 pm | ERMA

ERMA New Zealand is gathering information about a proposal to legalise bridal creeper rust, Puccinia myrsiphylli, a fungus disease that attacks the unwanted weed bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides). More >>

Application For Biological Control Of Tradescantia

Thursday, 3 July 2008, 4:53 pm | ERMA

ERMA New Zealand is re-advertising an application to import and release a Brazilian beetle to control the weed Tradescantia fluminensis, commonly known as wandering willie. More >>





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