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Views Sought On Potential Phase Out Of Kiwifruit Spray Ingredient

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 11:17 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Public consultation is now open on an application to reassess the use of hydrogen cyanamide, an active ingredient in sprays commonly used by kiwifruit growers. Hydrogen cyanamide is banned in Europe, and its re-registration is currently under review ... More >>

Extra Month Added To Glyphosate Call For Information

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 2:57 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has further extended its call for information on the herbicide glyphosate. The current closing date of Friday 24 September has now been pushed out to 5.00 pm Friday 22 October. "We are conscious that some ... More >>

Sinking Lid On Hydrofluorocarbons

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 12:54 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

As part of moves to reduce the use of harmful greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its third annual decision on special permits to import hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are commonly used in air conditioning and ... More >>

Mātauranga part of day-to-day mahi at the EPA

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 11:43 am | Environmental Protection Authority

A year after its launch, the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) Mātauranga Framework is now being fully implemented into its wider work programme. Mātauranga Māori can be broadly defined as a body of knowledge, experience, values and philosophy. ... More >>

Submissions open on Tui oil field decommissioning consent application

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 11:29 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Public submissions are now open on a marine consent application for activities associated with decommissioning the Tui oil field off the coast of Taranaki. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) decommissioning proposal involves the ... More >>

Have your say on phase-out period for three insecticides

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 3:43 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

We’re calling for submissions on an application to allow three organophosphate chemicals which had time-limited approvals to be used in New Zealand for longer. More >>

Watercare’s Waikato River water take hearing deferred

Friday, 27 August 2021, 3:33 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A Board of Inquiry has deferred its hearing on an application to draw an additional 150 million litres of water a day from the Waikato River for Auckland City’s water supply network. The hearing was due to begin on 31 August. However, in light of the ... More >>

Fast-track panel approves Ohinewai foam factory project

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 2:09 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An expert consenting panel has approved a project to construct and operate a Sleepyhead factory producing foam for bed mattresses and similar products, in Ohinewai, Waikato. The Ambury Properties Limited factory development includes a foam manufacturing plant, ... More >>

EPA Bans Ship Hold Fumigation - Methyl Bromide Rules Reset

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 12:37 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A total ban on methyl bromide fumigation aboard ships is part of a comprehensive suite of new rules imposed by a Decision-making Committee of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Methyl bromide is a toxic and ozone-depleting substance, which India ... More >>

EPA extends glyphosate call for information

Monday, 16 August 2021, 12:18 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has extended its call for information on the herbicide glyphosate by four weeks. More >>

EPA Welcomes New Ngā Kaihautū Tumuaki Mavis Mullins

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 11:57 am | Environmental Protection Authority

E te rangatira, nau mau haere mai ki te Mana Rauhī Taiao. Mavis Mullins has been appointed the new Tumuaki (Chair) of the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) statutory Māori Advisory Committee, Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao. Mavis will take ... More >>

Glyphosate Call For Information Closes Next Month

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 11:56 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Just over two months into its call for information on the herbicide glyphosate, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has received over 80 responses. This weed killer has been used by home gardeners, farmers, and councils in New Zealand ... More >>

Grape Fungicide Submissions Open

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 3:29 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking views on an application to import or manufacture Kenja, a fungicide to control bunch rot and powdery mildew in grapes. Kenja contains the active ingredient isofetamid, which is not currently approved ... More >>

EPA Turns 10 With An Ambitious Eye To The Future

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 11:59 am | Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealand’s environmental regulator is marking a decade since its creation by looking far, far ahead in time. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) came into being on 1 July 2011. Its responsibilities cover hazardous substances and new ... More >>

Free Chop And Chin Wag With The EPA At Fieldays

Monday, 14 June 2021, 2:00 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A new do for a new you? How about a Sustainable Side Fringe or Waste Buster Buzz Cut? The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is exhibiting at Fieldays for the first time, offering haircuts in exchange for conversations about how we drive a ... More >>

Agrichemicals And Tea Tree Oil Amongst Chemical Classification Updates

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 3:34 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The hazard classifications of 123 substances have been updated as part of the latest Chemical Review by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). We regulate agrichemicals, household chemicals and other dangerous goods and substances under the Hazardous ... More >>

Seeking NZ’s Next Sustainability Champion

Monday, 10 May 2021, 2:58 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Nominations are now open to find a trailblazing young person who is leading the way on environmental sustainability in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is proud to partner with the Sustainable Business Network, sponsoring ... More >>

New Era In Chemical Management

Friday, 30 April 2021, 11:56 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The new regime for classifying hazardous substances is now in effect, in the interests of making it safer for New Zealanders using chemicals. New Zealand is now using the Globally Harmonised System (GHS 7), an internationally agreed way of classifying ... More >>

EPA Calls For Information On Glyphosate

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 11:00 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for information on the use of the herbicide glyphosate in New Zealand. This weed killer has been used by home gardeners, farmers, and councils in New Zealand since the 1970s. Although it is commonly ... More >>

What’s In The Water? Nationwide Interest In EPA Programme

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 12:58 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Over 200 community groups, hapū and kura around the country have signed up to the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) nationwide environmental DNA (eDNA) programme - Wai Tūwhera o te Taiao - Open Waters Aotearoa. The EPA’s Chief Scientist, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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