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Regulating hazardous substances in transit

27 June 2017
​The EPA is inviting submissions on proposals for regulating hazardous substances on board New Zealand and foreign-flagged vessels and aircraft which are in transit through New Zealand to another jurisdiction.

Better fruit and veg

16 June 2017
Locally-grown stonefruit and greenhouse vegetables may get tastier if the rules governing use of two existing fungicides are amended.

TTRL decision date extended

15 June 2017
​The Decision-making Committee appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority to consider an application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd to mine ironsand off the Taranaki Bight has announced an extension to its deliberations.

Industrial Allocations newsletter April 2017

9 June 2017
Deadline for applications is 30 April; new application process in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Register; EPA Customer Survey is coming up.

ETS Participants newsletter May 2017

9 June 2017
Information about surrendering units by 31 May; upcoming technical changes to NZ ETS regulations; how to sign up for SMS messages from the register; EPA Customer Survey is coming up.