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Consultation on the application to import the herbicide Monument

24 November 2016

​The EPA is seeking your views on an application to import the herbicide Monument, to be used only by professional turf managers, such as councils, turf growers and groundkeepers at sports fields and golf courses around New Zealand.

Applicant, Syngenta Crop Protection Limited, is looking to import the product which would be used to control sedges, grasses and broadleaf weeds, potentially reducing the frequency of applications, as well as time spent on herbicide management and exposure for those handling or applying herbicides as part of their job.

Monument contains trifloxysulfuron sodium as the active ingredient and would be applied using ground-based spray equipment.

Public submissions open on Thursday 24 November 2016 and close at 5pm on Wednesday 1 February 2017.

 Download a submission form (word, 397kb)

 Download a submission form​ ​(pdf, 131kb)

All submissions must be submitted in writing via email to:, or mail to Private Bag 63002, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

A public hearing may be held before a decision is made. 

Submitters may also choose to present their views in person at a hearing, the date of which will be confirmed after submissions close.

The EPA would provide at least 10 working days’ notice of the hearing date, time and place. We'll provide this information to all submitters and the applicant.

Questions about the submission or hearing process can be addressed to Teresa Vaughan by phone: (04) 474 5432 or email:

What we do: The EPA decides on applications for the release of hazardous substances under the HSNO Act. We assess the benefits, risks and costs of releasing hazardous substances to safeguard people and the environment.


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