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Read the Hazardous Substances Update August 2017

22 August 2017
In this issue: Working Safer Reforms update, as well as the hazardous substances applications and decisions for July. 

Reducing harm from hazardous substances

16 August 2017
A new system for managing hazardous substances in New Zealand will come into force in December 2017.

Read the Hazardous Substances Update July 2017

25 July 2017
In this issue: Working Safer Reforms Update - Health and safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations; Call for information - Paraquat; as well as application and reassessment decisions.

Read the Hazardous Substances Update June 2017

30 June 2017
In this issue: Reassessment of fungicides Luna Privilege and Luna Sensation, Regulation of HS on-board Foreign Flagged Vessels and Foreign Crewed Aircraft, as well as application and reassessment decisions.

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.