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In this issue - A new guide for engaging with Māori and updates on the HSNO reform. And we want to hear your thoughts about this newsletter.

HS Update

Read the Bulletin

In this issue - The Chatham Rock Phosphate marine consent application decision, a new Māori engagement guide for hazardous substances applicants, calls for submissions on a new biological control, plus the latest EPA news.

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Cover of The Bulletin February 2015

Notice of OPC hearing

The EPA advises a hearing is scheduled for the modified reassessment of a bee control affecting five organophosphate and carbamate (OPC) insecticides.

Notice of OPC hearing
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CRP decision

The EPA has refused an application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP) for a marine consent to mine phosphorite nodules on the Chatham Rise.

CRP decision
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Māori engagement

We've released a new guide to help importers and manufacturers of hazardous substances apply to the EPA for approval of new substances.

Māori engagement
Māori engagement guide

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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Careers

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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Speech on the work and intentions of the EPA by the Chair

26/02/2015

Today EPA Chair Kerry Prendergast spoke to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee for the EPA’s financial review for the year to 30 June 2014.

Read the February 2015 Hazardous Substances Update

26/02/2015

In this issue - A new guide for engaging with Māori and updates on the HSNO reform. And we want to hear your thoughts about this newsletter.

Submission period opens on STOS marine consent application

26/01/2015

The EPA has opened the submission period on a marine consent application by Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) to continue its offshore activities in the Māui natural gas field.

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.

Speech on the work and intentions of the EPA by the Chair

26/02/2015

Today EPA Chair Kerry Prendergast spoke to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee for the EPA’s financial review for the year to 30 June 2014.

Read the February 2015 Hazardous Substances Update

26/02/2015

In this issue - A new guide for engaging with Māori and updates on the HSNO reform. And we want to hear your thoughts about this newsletter.