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Greater restrictions on use of paraquat

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 3:42 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is placing greater controls on the use of the herbicide paraquat. Paraquat is the first active ingredient on our priority chemicals list, announced in October 2018, to be reassessed. More >>

EPA releases findings on Mapara 1080

Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:57 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An aerial 1080 operation that was linked to the deaths of eight cattle in the King Country substantially complied with the relevant controls and procedures, an enquiry has found More >>

Native species protection at heart of project

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:03 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A collaborative project has concluded that the assessment processes for the approval of new hazardous substances are sufficient to protect most of New Zealand’s native species. More >>

Permission granted for release of wasp biocontrol agent

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 1:27 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An application to release a small parasitic wasp to control and eradicate the giant willow aphid has been approved. More >>

Abatement Notice served on Tamarind Taranaki Limited

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 3:12 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA has served Tamarind Taranaki Ltd (Administrators Appointed) with an abatement notice following notification of an oil spill. More >>

Agencies join forces in methyl bromide monitoring programme

Monday, 18 November 2019, 3:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Plans are being put in place to increase methyl bromide monitoring following a theoretical modelling report about how the log fumigant disperses into the environment after use. More >>

Consultation opens on changes to chemical classification

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 3:46 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

We are proposing to internationally align New Zealand’s hazardous substance classification system by adopting the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS). More >>

OMV NZ marine discharge consent granted with conditions

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 2:13 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An application by OMV New Zealand Limited (OMV NZ) for a non-notified marine discharge consent in the Taranaki Basin has been granted, subject to conditions. Oil and gas company OMV NZ sought permission to undertake discharge activities associated with ... More >>

Submissions open on Fire Fighting Chemicals Group Standard

Monday, 30 September 2019, 2:19 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking submissions on proposed amendments to the Fire Fighting Chemicals Group Standard 2017. More >>

Next step for cancer treatment trial

Friday, 27 September 2019, 2:52 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application to release genetically modified live chimaeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells for use in a clinical trial involving patients with a form of blood cancer. More >>

Marine discharge consent granted to OMV GSB

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:04 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An application by OMV GSB Limited for a notified marine discharge consent in the Great South Basin, offshore Otago, has been granted with conditions. More >>

New fungicide approved for use on cereal crops

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 2:40 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application to import a new fungicide, Vimoy Iblon, into New Zealand, for use on cereal crops. The applicant, Bayer, intends to market the fungicide to farmers as a means of controlling a range ... More >>

Submissions open on chemical review

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 3:42 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking submissions on a proposed review of the hazard classifications of a range of substances. More >>

Application to release small wasp to tackle giant aphid

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 1:23 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Views are sought on an application to release a small parasitic wasp to control and eradicate the giant willow aphid. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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