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Disposal Deadline Looming For Banned Paraquat Products

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 2:09 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Users of the heavily restricted herbicide paraquat are being reminded that they must dispose of any remaining stocks of four specific products by 12 December 2020. The deadline affects Uniquat 250, Parable 250, Gramoxone Inteon, and Preeglone Inteon, ... More >>

First Step Towards Reassessing Controversial Insecticide

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 12:08 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A decision-making committee appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has found that grounds exist to reassess the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, and the related compound chlorpyrifos-methyl. Chlorpyrifos is currently approved in New ... More >>

Approval For New Fungicide

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 12:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A new fungicide which protects potatoes and cabbages has been approved for use in New Zealand, subject to conditions. The applicant, Nufarm, sought approval to import or manufacture Amicus for the control of the diseases club root in transplanted brassica ... More >>

Submissions Open On New Potato Herbicide Soleto

Monday, 24 August 2020, 3:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

We are seeking views on an application to import or manufacture Soleto, a broad spectrum herbicide for potatoes. Soleto contains the active ingredient metobromuron, which is approved in Europe but not currently in New Zealand. The applicant, Belchim ... More >>

Caution Notice: EPA Issues Warning Over Banned Mothballs

Friday, 21 August 2020, 1:01 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Shoppers who have bought Bright Shine naphthalene mothballs are being advised to immediately dispose of or return the product. Mothball products containing naphthalene, camphor, and dichlorobenzene were banned in New Zealand in June 2014, because of ... More >>

Permission Granted For New Potato Protector

Monday, 10 August 2020, 12:01 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A new herbicide that controls potato weeds, like black nightshade, has been approved for use in New Zealand, subject to conditions. Boxer Gold contains the active ingredient prosulfocarb, which is new to New Zealand, but already approved in the European Union, ... More >>

New EPA Mātauranga Framework A First Of Its Kind

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 11:08 am | Environmental Protection Authority

  Today the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) launched its Mātauranga Framework, which aims to help appointed decision-makers and EPA staff incorporate Māori perspectives and mātauranga evidence into their decision-making. Chief Executive ... More >>

Fish Oils Declassified As Part Of Chemical Review

Friday, 10 July 2020, 10:45 am | Environmental Protection Authority

A review has determined fish oils are non-hazardous and no longer require oversight by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). We regulate pesticides, household chemicals and other dangerous goods and substances under the Hazardous Substances ... More >>

Proposed Otago Water Plan Changes – Submissions Open

Monday, 6 July 2020, 12:06 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

  Public submissions are now open on the Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) proposed Water Permits Plan Change and the Omnibus Plan Change, which introduce amendments to the Regional Water and Waste Plans. In April, the Minister for the Environment ... More >>

EPA Gains New Enforcement Powers

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 4:28 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

  Changes to the Resource Management Act which allow the EPA to provide greater support to local councils in RMA enforcement actions come into effect today. The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) is New Zealand’s main piece of legislation ... More >>

Review Identifies 18 Hazardous Substances For Reassessment

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 3:14 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

  Tea tree oil is among a number of hazardous substances which have met the criteria for reassessment by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). We have identified the need for changes to the hazard classifications of 18 substances, ... More >>

Consultation Resumes On Classification Of Hazardous Substances

Monday, 8 June 2020, 11:58 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Feedback is being sought on proposed changes required to adopt the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) version 7. It will replace New Zealand’s current hazard classification system, which was implemented in 2001. ... More >>

Approval For New Crop-protecting Insecticide

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 3:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved a new insecticide, Vayego, for use in New Zealand, subject to conditions. This insecticide is used to keep codling moths, leaf rollers and other pests away from apples, pears, grapes, and stone fruit ... More >>

Hazard Classification Changes For Benzyl Alkonium Chlorides

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 3:03 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA has updated the hazard classification for benzyl alkonium chlorides (BACs), substances found in a variety of disinfectants and detergents. BACs are a family of compounds which have diverse uses, including in pesticides, preservatives, veterinary ... More >>

Submissions Open On Beach Energy Marine Discharge Consent Application

Friday, 22 May 2020, 12:47 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has opened public submissions on a marine discharge consent application from Beach Energy Resources NZ (Holdings) Limited for activity in the Canterbury Basin. Beach Energy Resources NZ (Holdings) Limited has ... More >>

EPA Calls For Information On Two Neonicotinoids

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 11:55 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Following our recent announcement that grounds exist to reassess all neonicotinoid use in New Zealand, we are calling for information on two neonicotinoids, thiacloprid and acetamiprid. Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides that have been the subject ... More >>

CRL marine dumping application withdrawn

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 3:23 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Coastal Resources Limited (CRL) has withdrawn its application for consent to dump sediment at a site 25km east of Great Barrier Island. More >>

Future Focus At Environmental Hui

Monday, 9 March 2020, 1:27 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Māori resource and environmental managers and kaitiaki from across Aotearoa New Zealand will be looking to the future when they gather for a hui in Porirua this week. Māori resource and environmental managers and kaitiaki from across Aotearoa ... More >>

EPA emissions reduction on track

Monday, 3 February 2020, 3:00 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

With the support of Toitū Envirocare, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has successfully reduced its total greenhouse gas emissions by ten percent, a recent audit reveals. More >>

EPA reviewing hydrogen cyanamide rules

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 2:40 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is initiating a reassessment of the plant growth regulator hydrogen cyanamide, and is now seeking information on how and where it is being used in New Zealand. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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