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OMV decision

The EPA has granted a marine consent to OMV NZ Ltd to continue its development drilling programme in the Maari oil field in the South Taranaki Bight.

OMV decision

Hazardous Substances Update

In this issue - Health and safety reform update; calls for submissions on a biopesticide application and a new herbicide; reassessments of a Vertebrate Toxic Agent and Firebird herbicide and an application to release Epichloë fungi.

Hazardous Substances Update

1080 annual report

The EPA has released its seventh annual report on the aerial use of 1080.

1080 annual report

EPA Bulletin

In this issue – calls for submissions on PredaSTOP and Firebird reassessments, a new herbicide and Epichloë fungi; EPA Annual Report released; EPA Notices update. Plus the latest application decisions and updates.

EPA Bulletin

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

EEZ news

The EPA is expecting high levels of compliance with the new EEZ legislation as operators become more familiar with the regime’s strict new requirements.

EEZ news

Biopesticide application

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application for release of Blossom Protect, a biopesticide containing two strains of Aureobasidium pullulans to control fire blight in pipfruit and Psa in kiwifruit.

Biopesticide application

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

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EPA grants marine consent to OMV NZ Ltd

18/12/2014

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has granted a marine consent to OMV NZ Ltd to continue its development drilling programme in the Maari oil field in the South Taranaki Bight.

Read the December 2014 Te Pūtara newsletter

17/12/2014

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.

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.

Submissions called for a biopesticide application

12/12/2014

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application for release of Blossom Protect, a biopesticide containing two strains of Aureobasidium pullulans to control fire blight in pipfruit and Psa in kiwifruit.

EPA grants marine consent to OMV NZ Ltd

18/12/2014

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has granted a marine consent to OMV NZ Ltd to continue its development drilling programme in the Maari oil field in the South Taranaki Bight.

Read the December 2014 Te Pūtara newsletter

17/12/2014

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.