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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 >>

Suspected Low And No-use Chemicals Under Scrutiny

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 3:59 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Public feedback is sought as part of a fact-finding exercise on the use of 16 hazardous substances, many of which appear to have fallen into disuse in New Zealand. They are officially known as organophosphate and carbamate substances (OPCs). These are ... More >>

ETS Participants Reminded Of Upcoming Deadlines

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 3:12 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) participants to get their emissions returns in before 31 March and to surrender any units by 31 May. Participants who are unable to complete their returns by 31 ... More >>

What’s Not New? EPA Asks Which New Organisms Should Be Deregulated

Monday, 22 March 2021, 12:37 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking input on which new organisms should no longer hold regulatory status as "new" because they are effectively resident in Aotearoa New Zealand. This deregulation process is conducted under the ... More >>

EPA Halves Emissions In Two Years

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 11:45 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The latest Toitū carbonreduce annual audit of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) shows it has reduced its emissions by 49% on the previous year’s audit. This is also 54% lower than the baseline set in 2017/18, the first year the EPA was certified ... More >>

New Weaponry For The War On Wasps

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 12:09 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Approval has been granted to import and release two new organisms, a hoverfly and beetle, in a bid to reduce plague populations of invasive German and common wasps in New Zealand. The Tasman District Council applied to introduce the wasp-nest beetle, ... More >>

Don’t Skip Your Gas Bottle Check This Summer

Friday, 15 January 2021, 11:04 am | Environmental Protection Authority

As we reach the height of summer, it’s not too late to do a safety check on your gas bottle. The Environmental Protection Authority’s Safer Homes programme has some tips and tricks to keep in mind before you fire up the grill. "If you’ve ... More >>

Consultation Opens On EPA’s Latest Chemical Review

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 3:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

We are seeking submissions on a proposed review of the hazard classifications of a range of substances. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) regulates pesticides, household chemicals and other dangerous goods and substances under the Hazardous ... More >>

New Restrictions On Toxic Firefighting Foams

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 11:06 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has imposed tighter restrictions on specific types of toxic and environmentally damaging firefighting foam products, and set a deadline for when their use in New Zealand will end. Some types of firefighting ... More >>

EPA Releases Annual Report On Aerial Use Of 1080

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 11:11 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The latest annual report on aerial use of 1080 has been released, showing that while use of the pest control poison increased in 2019, new research into alternatives is continuing. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) report, titled 1080 use ... More >>

Approval For New Potato Herbicide Soleto

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 4:19 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Potato farmers have a new tool to control broadleaf weeds in their crops, now that a new herbicide has been approved with strict conditions. Soleto contains the active ingredient metobromuron, which is new to New Zealand, but approved in Europe. The ... More >>

Testing The Waters With Environmental DNA (eDNA)

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 1:30 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Community groups around the country are being encouraged to get involved in the Environmental Protection Authority’s new environmental DNA (eDNA) science programme. Launched today, the pioneering programme Wai Tūwhera o te Taiao - Open Waters Aotearoa, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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