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Asbestos prohibition

An EPA permit will be needed from 1 October to import products containing asbestos into NZ.

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Asbestos prohibition

TTRL application

Submissions on the Trans-Tasman Resources Limited application are now open.

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TTRL application.

Hazardous substance change proposal

Consultation is now OPEN on proposed hazardous substances rule changes (3 papers).

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Have your say

We're calling for submissions on an application to release two insects as biological control agents for the weed giant reed.

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We're on Facebook

Check out our new EPA Safer Homes Facebook page giving you tips on staying safe with household chemicals like detergents, cleaners, fuels and more.

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Check out our new EPA Safer Homes Facebook page giving you tips on staying safe with household chemicals like detergents, cleaners, fuels and more.

Glyphosate information

Read about the safety of the herbicide glyphosate, its regulation in New Zealand, international best practice and the latest EPA-commissioned report on glyphosate.

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Read about the safety of the herbicide glyphosate, glyphosate regulation in New Zealand and international best practice.

We're hiring

Check out our current vacancies.

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Check out our current vacancies.

Read the latest issue

In this issue: notices, consultations; Rotterdam and Stockholm POPS consultation, insecticide decisions.

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Environmental Protection Authority

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Resource Management

We manage the decision-making process for proposals of national significance, for example major roading projects and wind farms.

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The EEZ

We are responsible for managing the environmental effects of restricted activities in NZ's Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.

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Hazardous Substances

We set rules for safe use of over 100,000 commonly used hazardous substances, including cleaners, cosmetics and fireworks.

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Emissions Trading

We manage the administration of NZ's Emissions Trading Scheme and the operation of the Emissions Trading Register.

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New Organisms

Our economy relies on organisms that are not native to NZ. We ensure new organisms can be imported without harming our environment.

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Te Hautū

We support iwi and applicants through the engagement process and ensure Māori perspectives are considered in our decision making.

Fungicide joins the fungus fight

29/09/2016

A fungicide that will help protect New Zealand’s world-leading arable farming industry has been approved for use by the EPA.

Read the Hazardous Substances Update September 2016

29/09/2016

In this issue: notices, consultations; Rotterdam and Stockholm POPS consultation, insecticide decisions.

Consultation on Stockholm Persistent Organic Pollutants and Rotterdam Chemicals

27/09/2016

​The EPA is consulting on proposals to add new persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to Schedule 2A of the Ha​zardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO Act) 1996.

Have your say on insects to combat giant reed

21/09/2016

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application to release two insects as biological control agents for the weed giant reed.

Fungicide joins the fungus fight

29/09/2016

A fungicide that will help protect New Zealand’s world-leading arable farming industry has been approved for use by the EPA.

Import permits for asbestos-containing products

29/09/2016

A permit must be obtained from the EPA before an asbestos-containing product can be imported.