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New scheme targets greenhouse gases

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New scheme targets greenhouse gases

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 18 February 2019 The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is supporting international efforts to help cool the planet with new regulations coming into force today. After 31 December 2019, a permit will be required for new and recycled bulk imports or exports of 18 different hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, which are used in […]

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EPA gives go-ahead to extended disposal operation off Great Barrier Island

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA gives go-ahead to extended disposal operation off Great Barrier Island

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 14 February 2019 A Decision-making Committee appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority has granted dredging and disposal company Coastal Resources Limited, a 35-year marine consent to dispose of dredged sediment off Great Barrier Island. A Decision-making Committee appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority has granted dredging and disposal company Coastal Resources […]

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New material released for public submission of Exirel Insecticide

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New material released for public submission of Exirel Insecticide

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 13 February 2019 Information not previously available to those who made submissions on the reassessment of Exirel Insecticide is now being made public. FMC New Zealand Ltd, manufacturer and importer of Exirel, is proposing that the current restrictions for ground-based use are eased to also allow the spraying of brassicas from […]

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We’re reducing our carbon footprint

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on We’re reducing our carbon footprint

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 12 February 2019 The EPA has committed to reducing its own carbon footprint by being confirmed as a CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) certified organisation. “Protecting the environment is at the heart of everything we do,” says the EPA’s Chief Executive, Dr Allan Freeth. “It’s only right that we […]

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Making more information public | EPA

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Making more information public | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 05 February 2019 Our weekly updates to our Associate Minister are now publicly available on our website, as is a selection of requests made under the Official Information Act (OIA) and responses. Further extending the range of information available under our open book policy, you can read the EPA’s weekly updates […]

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EPA welcomes Consumer guide to domestic chemical disposal

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA welcomes Consumer guide to domestic chemical disposal

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 01 February 2019 A new guide to help protect New Zealanders from hazardous domestic chemicals has been released by Consumer New Zealand, with the support of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth says: “Kiwis have been asking us how they should dispose of old and unwanted home […]

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Beetle application could boost arsenal against weed moth plant

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Beetle application could boost arsenal against weed moth plant

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 31 January 2019 We are considering an application to introduce a root-feeding beetle to control the weed moth plant, a noxious weed which smothers the growth of native plants in communities in the North Island. The applicant is the Waikato Regional Council, acting on behalf of a consortium of regional councils […]

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Stage two of the Water Conservation Order hearing: Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Stage two of the Water Conservation Order hearing: Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 29 January 2019 Stage two of the hearing for the Water Conservation Order (WCO) for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers is scheduled to commence on 26 February 2019 at the Napier Conference Centre. The stage two hearing will focus on the lower reaches of both the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers and […]

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New Zealand implements further rules to help cool planet

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Zealand implements further rules to help cool planet

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 14 December 2018 We are leading New Zealand’s implementation of the Kigali Amendment, an international agreement to reduce the levels of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. A new permitting scheme to protect New Zealand and New Zealanders from climate change will be introduced in February 2019 and will apply […]

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Inquiry into 1080 operation in Mapara

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Inquiry into 1080 operation in Mapara

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 10 December 2018 Our Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth has announced an inquiry under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 into an aerial 1080 operation on 6 September 2018, at Mapara near Te Kuiti, where eight cattle died. The inquiry will focus on the operation’s compliance with the […]

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Tips to buy safe Christmas gifts online

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Tips to buy safe Christmas gifts online

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 03 December 2018 Lurking online this Christmas shopping season are lots of products containing chemicals that can pose a risk if they don’t meet New Zealand’s strict safety rules. Lizzie Wilson, spokesperson for our Safer Homes Programme, says, “Products that can pose the most risk include cosmetics and toiletries, such as […]

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Updated systems will keep New Zealanders safe

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Updated systems will keep New Zealanders safe

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 21 November 2018 This year, our Annual Report puts a strong emphasis on our role as a pro-active regulator, focusing our efforts and resources on the things that matter most to New Zealand and New Zealanders. Part of that includes an ambitious programme to update the way hazardous substance applications are […]

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Modern chemical management system key to New Zealand’s environment

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Modern chemical management system key to New Zealand’s environment

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 20 November 2018 We are pressing ahead with our extensive programme of work to create a modern chemical management system for New Zealand. The approach features strongly in our latest Annual Report alongside key activities that span consumer safety around hazardous substances; our risk assessment approach; an extensive chemical reassessments programme; […]

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Gall mite approved to curb old man’s beard

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Gall mite approved to curb old man’s beard

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 01 November 2018 The leaf-galling mite Aceria vitalbae may now be used to combat the pervasive weed old man’s beard. Horizons Regional Council applied to the EPA to introduce the gall mite on behalf of the National Biocontrol Collective, comprised of 14 regional councils and the Department of Conservation. “The Department […]

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Fly sprays and animal treatments come under EPA microscope

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Fly sprays and animal treatments come under EPA microscope

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 29 October 2018 We are investigating products containing synthetic pyrethroids as part of our revamped reassessments programme, we announced in mid-October. Synthetic pyrethroids are insecticides found in some fly sprays, insect repellents, automatic insect dispensers, bed bug treatments, and animal flea collars and treatments. The EPA has announced a call for […]

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Home gardening tips for spring

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Home gardening tips for spring

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 25 October 2018 With the warming spring weather and the trees and bushes beginning to grow new leaves again, it’s a popular time for people to make a start in their garden for the season ahead. As you start planning your garden, consider what chemicals you plan to use and how […]

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Fungal in the jungle | EPA

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Fungal in the jungle | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 17 October 2018 The EPA is considering an application to release a new microorganism, the fungus Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum. The fungus, and products derived from it, are claimed to promote growth and yield in agricultural and horticultural crops. “The applicant, Symborg Business Development, has developed products overseas using this fungus […]

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EPA ramps up chemical reassessments programme

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA ramps up chemical reassessments programme

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 15 October 2018 We are making changes to the way some chemicals are managed in New Zealand. We are ramping up our reassessments programme and taking action on some chemicals to ensure risks to people and the environment continue to be managed effectively. As New Zealand’s independent regulator we manage the regulation, approval and […]

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Biocontrol for eucalyptus tortoise beetle

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Biocontrol for eucalyptus tortoise beetle

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 02 October 2018 By gum: tiny wasp may protect mighty eucalyptus trees. We’re considering an application to release a parasitoid wasp to control the eucalyptus tortoise beetle. Scion, the Crown Research Institute focused on research, science and technological development for the forestry and timber industries, has lodged the application. “The Australian […]

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EPA simplifies novelty fireworks process

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA simplifies novelty fireworks process

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 01 October 2018 Novelty fireworks like Christmas crackers, caps for cap guns and party poppers will no longer need explosives import certificates from 1 October 2018. Our General Manager of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Group Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter says the changes are part of a review of our hazardous […]

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