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The EPA is calling for submissions on an application for release of a fungicide for treating downy mildew in onions, which contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin.

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The EPA is calling for submissions on its application for reassessment of carbaryl, chlorpyrifos and diazinon. Photo: cat flea.

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The EPA welcomes submissions on an application for release of the moth plant rust fungus Puccinia araujiae.

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Organophosphates and carbamates

New rules for OPC-based insecticides in force 1 July. These rules have been set to protect people and the environment.

Organophosphates and carbamates
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Read the August 2015 Bulletin

In this issue: Basin Bridge High Court decision; submissions open for OPC reassessment; new controls for insecticides.

Read the August 2015 Bulletin

Read the Update

In this issue: Health and Safety Reform Bill update; Compliance Matters; OPC reassessment changes; group standards; PredaSTOP approval; Prolectus approval; submissions sought for fungicide.

Read the Update

Stay safe with antifouling paint

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

Stay safe with antifouling paint
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New Zealand’s economy relies on organisms that are not native to New Zealand. The EPA ensures new organisms can be imported without harming our environment.

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From petrol and LPG to toothpaste and fireworks - there are more than 100,000 hazardous substances in common use. We set the rules for safe use.

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The EPA manages the administration of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the operation of the New Zealand Emission Unit Register.

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Read the August 2015 Bulletin

28/08/2015

In this issue: Basin Bridge High Court decision; submissions open for OPC reassessment; new controls for insecticides.

The EPA welcomes its new role

28/08/2015

The health and safety reform legislation has now been passed by Parliament.

EPA seeks submissions on moth plant rust fungus

26/08/2015

The EPA welcomes submissions on an application for release of the moth plant rust fungus Puccinia araujiae.

Submissions sought on carbaryl, chlorpyrifos and diazinon reassessment

25/08/2015

The EPA welcomes submissions on its reassessment of some organophosphates and carbamates (OPCs).

Read the August 2015 Bulletin

28/08/2015

In this issue: Basin Bridge High Court decision; submissions open for OPC reassessment; new controls for insecticides.

The EPA welcomes its new role

28/08/2015

The health and safety reform legislation has now been passed by Parliament.