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Application to import wilding conifer herbicide

By   /  June 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Application to import wilding conifer herbicide

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 26 June 2019 Views are sought on an application to import Method 240 SL Herbicide to control wilding conifers and other woody weeds. Your views are sought on an application to import Method 240 SL Herbicide to control wilding conifers and other woody weeds. Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd has applied for […]

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Household cleaning products leading cause of hospitalisations

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Household cleaning products leading cause of hospitalisations

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 20 June 2019 Under fives continue to have the highest rate of hospitalisations from hazardous substances, according to the Environmental Protection Authority’s latest annual hazardous substances monitoring report.  The HSNO Monitoring Report 2018 covers the period from 2006 to 2016, and includes data on hospitalisations and deaths from hazardous substances, aerial […]

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EPA declines application to import fungus

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EPA declines application to import fungus

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 20 June 2019 We have declined an application to import and release a fungus intended to improve crop growth due to a potential for adverse environmental effects. The application to import and release the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum was made by Symborg Business Development S.L.. Symborg sought to […]

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Application to introduce fungicide Amicus to New Zealand

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Application to introduce fungicide Amicus to New Zealand

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 10 June 2019 Your views are sought on an application to introduce the fungicide Amicus to New Zealand. The applicant, Nufarm, is seeking approval to import or manufacture Amicus as a novel fungicide for the control of the diseases club root in transplanted brassica crops and powdery scab in potatoes. The […]

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Beetles about: weed moth plant targeted

By   /  May 21, 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 Beetles about: weed moth plant targeted

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 21 May 2019 We have approved the introduction of a root-feeding beetle to control the noxious weed moth plant. The application to introduce the moth plant beetle into New Zealand was made by the Waikato Regional Council, acting on behalf of a consortium of regional councils and the Department of Conservation […]

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Reassessment of methyl bromide | EPA

By   /  May 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 Reassessment of methyl bromide | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 09 May 2019 We’ve produced a timeline to show the progress of an application to reassess methyl bromide. We have received an application from Stakeholders in Methyl Bromide Reduction Inc (the applicant) to reassess methyl bromide, a hazardous substance used in quarantine and pre-shipment fumigations. Every application under the Hazardous Substances […]

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Submissions open on application to import new fungicide

By   /  May 6, 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 Submissions open on application to import new fungicide

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 07 May 2019 Your views are sought on an application to import for release the fungicide, KUSABI, for the control of powdery mildew. The active ingredient in KUSABI – pyriofenone – is a new active ingredient to New Zealand. The applicant, ISK New Zealand Limited, wants to import KUSABI for use […]

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Understanding hazard labels on household chemicals

By   /  May 2, 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 Understanding hazard labels on household chemicals

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 02 May 2019 The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Caution Notice reminding householders about the importance of reading and understanding the labels on hazardous substances, to keep themselves and others safe. Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter, the General Manager of Hazardous Substances and New Organisms at the EPA says, “Poisoning through […]

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Application to import GMO vaccine approved

By   /  April 30, 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 Application to import GMO vaccine approved

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 30 April 2019 A genetically modified vaccine for the potentially deadly Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has been approved for importation and release into New Zealand, with its use subject to the Medicines Act 1981. Manufacturer Sanofi SA applied to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for approval to import and release the […]

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Kiwi friend of the moa returns home

By   /  April 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 Kiwi friend of the moa returns home

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 18 April 2019 We have appointed Kiwi expat Professor Michael Bunce to the role of our Chief Scientist. Professor Bunce has sequenced ancient DNA from the fossil bones of moa and giant eagles but more recently has developed methods to survey biodiversity in water by recovering the DNA that animals leave […]

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Submissions open for OMV GSB application

By   /  April 16, 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 Submissions open for OMV GSB application

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 16 April 2019 We have opened public submissions on a marine discharge consent application from OMV GSB Limited for activity in the Great South Basin, offshore Otago. The application is for discharges from a drill rig that is associated with OMV GSB’s Exploration and Appraisal Drilling Programme (EAD) within OMV’s exploration […]

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Results of EPA investigation into PFOS firefighting foams

By   /  April 4, 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 Results of EPA investigation into PFOS firefighting foams

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 04 April 2019 An Environmental Protection Authority investigation has found stores of firefighting foams containing a banned chemical, PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), across New Zealand. At all sites where the banned foam was identified, including those which are not yet fully compliant, the foam has been secured within equipment, and secured against […]

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Approval sought for new fungicide

By   /  March 25, 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 Approval sought for new fungicide

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 25 March 2019 Public submissions have opened on an application to manufacture a fungicide in New Zealand for use in the control of a disease which affects wheat. Dow AgroSciences (NZ) Ltd is seeking approval to manufacture GF-3308, for control of speckled leaf blotch (Septoria tritici) and also to suppress brown […]

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OMV GSB marine discharge application lodged and complete

By   /  March 22, 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 OMV GSB marine discharge application lodged and complete

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 22 March 2019 On 14 February 2019, OMV GSB Limited (OMV GSB) lodged an application with us for marine discharge consent. The application is for a publicly notified marine discharge consent to discharge harmful substances from the deck drains of one or more Mobile Offshore Drilling Units in the Great South […]

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Reassessment of plant growth regulator Meteor

By   /  March 15, 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 Reassessment of plant growth regulator Meteor

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 15 March 2019 Public submissions are open on an application to reassess restrictions on the use of Meteor, a substance used to thin pip fruit. On 12 November 2018 a decision-making committee appointed by the EPA decided that there were grounds for the reassessment because of ‘information showing a significant change […]

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Great Barrier groups consulted on marine dumping application

By   /  March 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 Great Barrier groups consulted on marine dumping application

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 12 March 2019 We have been notified of two appeals to the High Court around a marine dumping consent we granted to Coastal Resources Limited (CRL) to dump sediment, made up of sand and mud, 25 kms offshore Great Barrier Island. General Manager of Climate, Land & Oceans Siobhan Quayle said: […]

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Going digital for bees | EPA

By   /  March 4, 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 Going digital for bees | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 04 March 2019 We’ve made it easier for beekeepers around New Zealand to tell us about suspected poisoning of bees and other pollinators. Our new online reporting form means keepers can now jump onto our website to give us details about any poisoning incidents that may have affected their hives. We […]

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EPA proposes tightened rules on paraquat use

By   /  February 28, 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 proposes tightened rules on paraquat use

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 28 February 2019 Public submissions are open on a reassessment proposal by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for the herbicide paraquat and its associated formulations. The herbicide is included in the EPA’s priority chemical list that was unveiled in October 2018 as part of the Authority’s revamped reassessments programme. Dr Fiona […]

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Tamarind’s marine consents granted with conditions

By   /  February 26, 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 Tamarind’s marine consents granted with conditions

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 26 February 2019 Two applications from oil and gas operator Tamarind Taranaki Ltd, for consents in relation to activities in the Tui Area Oil Field off Taranaki have been granted, subject to conditions. Tamarind Taranaki Ltd manages three oil reservoirs in Exclusive Economic Zone waters. It sought a marine consent to […]

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We’re listening | EPA

By   /  February 22, 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 listening | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 22 February 2019 We’re making changes to our website to make it easier for you to find the information you need. You may have seen the survey we’re running intermittently on our website, about our website. And thank you if you’ve taken time out to answer 8 short questions about your […]

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