Organophosphate and carbamate-based insecticides provide a range of important benefits for the agricultural industry and are used on a variety of agricultural and horticultural crops in New Zealand, including vegetables and fruit, as well as in grain silos.
They are also used for biosecurity plant protection purposes including the treatment of imported root stocks and for the control of pest species new to New Zealand.
We are reassessing a group of 29 organophosphate and carbamate active ingredients, or formulations containing these active ingredients.
Latest update - 6 May 2013
During hearings that were held in March, the decision-making Committee directed that the EPA should lodge a written reply addressing points raised in the hearing.
The EPA's formal right of reply was published on 19 April 2013, which you can read below:
During the hearing the Committee also decided to accept a late submission from DuPont. The EPA analysed this information and made it available to submitters. We have now received a response to this from DuPont and Market Access Solutionz.
The Committee is now considering whether they have enough information to make a decision on the reassessment application and if so, will close the hearing.
A decision will be released within 30 working days of the close of hearing, which we anticipate will be in June 2013.
You can read all the application, consultation and hearing documents by following the link below:
If you have any questions about the application, you can contact the project team by email at email@example.com.