This information relates to submissions on hazardous substance and new organism applications only.
You can find information about other types of application at:
What applications are open for consultation?
You can read a list of all applications that are currently open in the Consultations section:
How to make a submission
- Your submission must be made in writing.
- You can provide information, make comments or raise issues.
Some submissions are neutral - ie, they neither support nor oppose, but just provide information you would like us to consider.
You can use your own submission form, or download and use our form below.
Please note: Some consultations have customised submission forms with specific questions. Where a customised form is available, you should use that instead of the general form below. To find out, check the consultation page for the item.
Lodging your submission
You can lodge your submission with us in person, by post or by email.
In person at:
215 Lambton Quay
Private Bag 63 002
What happens to your submission?
- The EPA will confirm that your submission has been received.
- We'll notify you if we require further information before accepting your submission.
Once received, your submission becomes a public document. It may be made available on our website and to anyone who requests it.
Presentation to the committee
The issues raised in submissions for hazardous substance and new organism applications are included in the Evaluation and Review Report, which is presented to the Decision-making Committee.
A public hearing is held if any submitter requests this.
At the hearing, submitters have the opportunity to present their submissions to the Decision-making Committee.
If you want to speak at a hearing, you must indicate this in your submission.
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