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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 >>

Grounds established to reassess neonicotinoids

Monday, 27 January 2020, 3:31 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has determined that grounds exist to reassess approvals of substances containing neonicotinoids used in New Zealand. More >>

Reassessment of benzyl alkonium chlorides

Friday, 20 December 2019, 12:26 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Submissions on our proposed updates to the benzyl alkonium chloride (BAC) approvals are now open. More >>

OMV GSB consents granted with conditions

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 2:05 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Applications by OMV GSB Limited (OMV GSB) for a marine consent and a marine discharge consent in the Great South Basin, offshore Otago, have been granted, subject to conditions. More >>

EPA’s Annual Report on aerial use of 1080 released

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 1:12 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The 2018 report on the aerial use of 1080 for pest control provides greater detail than previous years, giving more information on operations and research. More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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