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Hearing scheduled

The EPA advises a hearing is scheduled for the reassessment of dichlorvos and dichlorvos-containing substances.

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In this issue: EPA Chief Executive resigns; EPA attends Petroleum Summit; decisions made on hazardous substance applications; hearings for a marine consent application.

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Extra 1080 controls

Importers, laboratories and other workplaces holding 1080 are being advised by the EPA on how to comply with the extra controls introduced by the Government.

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The EPA is now calling for feedback on a proposal to require everyone who makes or imports hazardous substances to supply us with their contact information.

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1080 criminal threat

The EPA is involved with the response to the criminal threat made to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080. Information is available on the all of Government response website - Food Protection

1080 criminal threat
The EPA is involved with the response to the criminal threat made to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080. Information is available on the all of Government response website - Food Protection

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In this issue - The 1080 contamination threat to infant formula, proposed new rules for importers and manufacturers and a reminder about PCBs

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Threat to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080

The EPA is involved with the response to the criminal threat made to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080.
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Read the April 2015 Bulletin

24/04/2015

In this issue - EPA Chief Executive resigns; EPA attends Petroleum Summit; decisions made on hazardous substance applications; hearings for a marine consent application.

Approval for horticultural fungicide

23/04/2015

An EPA decision-making committee has approved an application for a fungicide Ranman, which controls various fungal diseases in horticultural crops.

New rules for importers and manufacturers

17/03/2015

We are inviting people to have a say on new rules that would require everyone who makes or imports a hazardous substance to supply their contact information to the EPA.

Submission sought on application to release honeysuckle stem-boring beetle Oberea shirahatai – APP202396

03/03/2015

The EPA invites submissions on an application to release the honeysuckle stem-boring beetle Oberea shirahatai, as part of a biological control programme against the weed Japanese honeysuckle.

Read the April 2015 Bulletin

24/04/2015

In this issue - EPA Chief Executive resigns; EPA attends Petroleum Summit; decisions made on hazardous substance applications; hearings for a marine consent application.

Approval for horticultural fungicide

23/04/2015

An EPA decision-making committee has approved an application for a fungicide Ranman, which controls various fungal diseases in horticultural crops.