In this section you will find information on projects we are involved in that may be of interest to the public. This section will be updated as the various subjects become more or less of interest. Check below to see what is currently topical.
In June 2012 we commissioned an online survey of people who had interacted with the EPA in the previous 12 months.
Ships calling at New Zealand ports may carry uranium ore going to other parts of the world. Our role is to manage any chemical hazards.
Find out more about the status of used/waste oil under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO).
More about the new Tattoo Inks and Permanent Makeup Group Standard and guidelines.
Find out how to safely handle and dispose of unused stocks of the fungicide quintozene.
The EPA is reviewing the paints used to reduce the build-up of microorganisms, plants and algae on surfaces submerged in water.
The EPA is reviewing the use of organophosphate and carbamate-based insecticides in New Zealand.
Find out about the rules and regulations related to the importation, storage, sale and use of fireworks.
Refrigerators, freezers and air-conditioning units contain refrigerants that damage the environment. Under the Climate Change Response Act (CCRA) 2002 it will be illegal to release synthetic greenhouse gases into the atmosphere from 1 January 2013.