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Tukituki final decision

The Board of Inquiry into the Tukituki Catchment Proposal has released its final decision in relation to the matters referred back to them by the High Court.

Tukituki final decision

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The EPA is calling for submissions on its application for a modified reassessment of a range of substances under its Chemical Review 2012–2014.

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Organophosphates and carbamates

New rules for OPC-based insecticides come into force soon. These rules have been set to protect people and the environment.

Organophosphates and carbamates
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STOS marine consent

Shell Todd Oil Services Limited granted a marine consent for offshore activities associated with the Māui natural gas field

STOS marine consent
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The EPA is calling for submissions on an application for release of the herbicide GF-2687, which contains two active ingredients that are new to New Zealand.

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Submissions on an application for release of the herbicide GF-2687.

Stay safe with antifouling paint

Learn how to protect yourself and others when painting boats. New rules come into force from 1 July 2015.

Stay safe with antifouling paint
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Read the June 2015 Bulletin

In this issue: marine consent granted to Shell Todd Oil Services; new rules for antifouling paints; biopesticide approved; new rule for toxic insecticides.

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SPE 2015-16

26/06/2015

The Environmental Protection Authority’s Statement of Performance Expectations 2015-16 is available.

2015 Final decision of the Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry

25/06/2015

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry (the Board) has today released its final decision in relation to the matters referred back to them by the High Court.

Submissions sought on fungicide Esteem

05/06/2015

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application for release of the fungicide Esteem.

Submissions sought on Callisto

28/04/2015

The EPA is calling for submissions on a modified reassessment of the herbicide Callisto. This is an already-approved herbicide, which contains the active ingredient mesotrione.

SPE 2015-16

26/06/2015

The Environmental Protection Authority’s Statement of Performance Expectations 2015-16 is available.

2015 Final decision of the Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry

25/06/2015

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry (the Board) has today released its final decision in relation to the matters referred back to them by the High Court.