Importing and manufacturing hazardous substances
All hazardous substances that are imported or manufactured in New Zealand require EPA approval.
Choose from one of the categories below for more information on how to make an application for an approval.
If you’re planning to submit an application or proposal to the EPA, you
may need to engage with Māori groups whose interests could be
affected by the application.
Process chemicals, solvents, paints, adhesives and cleaners.
Detergents, cleaners and soap powders.
Make-up, toiletries, sunscreens, oral and personal care products.
Tighter controls on high purity forms of sodium fluoroacetate (1080) have been introduced in response to the criminal threat to use 1080 to contaminate infant and other formula.
Agrichemicals, timber treatments, vertebrate toxic agents and anti-fouling paints.
Medicines used in the direct management of an animal.
Chemicals and substances used in the laboratory.
Fireworks, pyrotechnics, detonators, blasting explosives, gunpowder.
Learn how to manage the risks associated with tattoos and permanent make-up.
Resources and presentations from workshops held for hazardous substances applicants.