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Read the HS Update

In this issue - Calls for submissions on hazardous substances and new organisms applications, plus the latest health and safety reform update.

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Submit on STOS

Submissions can be made on a Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) marine consent application to continue its offshore activities in the Māui natural gas field.

Submit on STOS

Submit on privet lace bug

Public submissions are invited on an application to release privet lace bug as a biological control agent for the weed privet.

Submit on privet lace bug

HSNO Reform

We want your feedback on our proposals for the first five EPA Notices, which will simplify the key requirements for hazardous substances under the HSNO Act.

HSNO Reform

Submit on Prolectus

We're calling for submissions on an application to import Prolectus, which contains Fenpyrazamine for use as a fungicide in commercial grape crops.

Submit on Prolectus

Te Pūtara newsletter

In this issue - Emerging contaminants, Ngā Kaihautū member updates, Ethnobotany Conference, EPA applications updates, Agcarm regulators field trip, Emissions Register redevelopment, EDS Conference and more.

Te Pūtara newsletter

Welcome to the Environmental Protection Authority

In achieving our mission to protect people and the environment, we understand the need to consider New Zealand’s ability to develop economically, culturally and socially. We do this by delivering robust, objective decisions on environmental matters, and ensuring compliance with rules.

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About us

Who we are, what we do, international connections, careers and job vacancies, corporate publications, and fees and charges.

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New Organisms

New Zealand’s economy relies on organisms that are not native to New Zealand. The EPA ensures new organisms can be imported without harming our environment.

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Hazardous Substances

From petrol and LPG to toothpaste and fireworks - there are more than 100,000 hazardous substances in common use. We set the rules for safe use.

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Resource Management

EPA manages the decision making process for proposals of national significance. Major roading projects and wind farms are examples of large infrastructure or public works projects that may be nationally significant proposals.

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Emissions Trading

The EPA manages the administration of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the operation of the New Zealand Emission Unit Register.

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Te Hautū

The EPA supports iwi and applicants through the engagement process and ensures Māori perspectives are considered in our decision making.

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See available roles and job vacancies, qualifications we seek, and application forms and information

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The EEZ

We are responsible for managing the environmental effects of restricted activities in NZ's Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.

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Media advisory for Tukituki Catchment proposal

28/01/2015

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has considered comments it has received on procedural matters following the High Court judgement. A public conference will be held on procedural issues in Napier on Monday 2 February 2015.

Read the January 2015 Hazardous Substances Update

27/01/2015

In this issue - Health and safety reform update; submission calls on a biopesticide application, a new herbicide and a new fungicide; reassessment of Firebird herbicide; applications to release Epichloë fungi and a biological control agent for privet.

Submissions sought on application to release biological control for weed privet - APP202262

20/01/2015

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application to release privet lace bug as a biological control agent for the weed privet.

Prolectus fungicide application - APP202213

17/12/2014

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application for the fungicide Prolectus. The application, from Sumitomo Chemical Australia, is to import Prolectus for use on commercial grape crops to treat grape mold and other fungal conditions.

Media advisory for Tukituki Catchment proposal

28/01/2015

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has considered comments it has received on procedural matters following the High Court judgement. A public conference will be held on procedural issues in Napier on Monday 2 February 2015.

Read the January 2015 Hazardous Substances Update

27/01/2015

In this issue - Health and safety reform update; submission calls on a biopesticide application, a new herbicide and a new fungicide; reassessment of Firebird herbicide; applications to release Epichloë fungi and a biological control agent for privet.