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New register coming

We're developing a new emissions register to make it easier to record, track, manage and report on carbon units, emissions and removals.

New register coming
We're developing a new emissions register to make it easier to record, track, manage and report on carbon units, emissions and removals.

Submit on Poncho Votivo

Public submissions are invited on an application to import Poncho Votivo, an insecticide for use as a seed treatment in wheat, maize, forage brassicas and grass seed.

Submit on Poncho Votivo
Public submissions are invited on an application to import Poncho Votivo, an insecticide for use as a seed treatment in wheat, maize, forage brassicas and grass seed.

Submit on Ranman

We're calling for submissions on an application for a new fungicide used on onion and potato crops.

Submit on Ranman
We're calling for submissions on an application for a new fungicide used on onion and potato crops.

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Hazardous substances workplace information has moved to WorkSafe NZ's website.

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HSNO reform

Hazardous substances rules are changing. Learn more.

HSNO reform

Read the EPA Bulletin

Calls for submissions on Cadet herbicide, Ranman fungicide and a new seed treatment; NZTA appeals Basin Bridge Decision; proposals for EPA Notices coming next week. Plus the latest application decisions and updates.

Read the EPA Bulletin
Calls for submissions on Cadet herbicide, Ranman fungicide and a new seed treatment; NZTA appeals Basin Bridge Decision; proposals for EPA Notices coming next week. Plus the latest application decisions and updates.

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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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NZEUR being redeveloped

22/10/2014

We're developing a new emissions register to make it easier to record, track, manage and report on carbon units, emissions and removals.

Key ETS dates 2015

22/10/2014

Key 2015 dates for UEFs, emissions returns and industrial allocations.

Submissions sought on Poncho Votivo, a new seed treatment – APP202077

15/10/2014

Public submissions are invited on an application to import Poncho Votivo, an insecticide for use as a seed treatment in wheat, maize, forage brassicas and grass seed.

Submissions sought on Ranman, a fungicide containing a new active ingredient - APP201941

06/10/2014

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application to import Ranman - a fungicide containing cyazofamid to treat various fungal and soil-borne diseases in horticultural crops.

NZEUR being redeveloped

22/10/2014

We're developing a new emissions register to make it easier to record, track, manage and report on carbon units, emissions and removals.

Key ETS dates 2015

22/10/2014

Key 2015 dates for UEFs, emissions returns and industrial allocations.