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In this issue: Shell Todd Oil Services moves to deliberation phase; Emissions Trading Scheme - surrenders due; Tukituki Catchment Proposal draft decision released; portable mosquito repellent approved.

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Extra 1080 controls

Importers, laboratories and other workplaces holding 1080 are being advised by the EPA on how to comply with the extra controls introduced by the Government.

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

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In this issue: submissions on the proposed EPA notices available for viewing; notices of hearings for dichlorvos and PredaSTOP reassessments; approval for fungicide Ranman; and call for submissions on Callisto.

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Threat to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080

The EPA is involved with the response to the criminal threat made to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080.
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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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Read the May 2015 Bulletin

22/05/2015

In this issue: Shell Todd Oil Services moves to deliberation phase; Emissions Trading Scheme - surrenders due; Tukituki Catchment Proposal draft decision released; portable mosquito repellent approved.

EPA approves biological control for the weed privet

19/05/2015

The EPA has approved an application to release privet lace bug (Leptophya hospita) as a biological control agent for the weed privet (Ligustrum spp.).

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.

New rules for importers and manufacturers

17/03/2015

We are inviting people to have a say on new rules that would require everyone who makes or imports a hazardous substance to supply their contact information to the EPA.

Read the May 2015 Bulletin

22/05/2015

In this issue: Shell Todd Oil Services moves to deliberation phase; Emissions Trading Scheme - surrenders due; Tukituki Catchment Proposal draft decision released; portable mosquito repellent approved.

EPA approves biological control for the weed privet

19/05/2015

The EPA has approved an application to release privet lace bug (Leptophya hospita) as a biological control agent for the weed privet (Ligustrum spp.).