Consultations on EPA Notices

Public consultations were held on the proposed EPA Notices, which gave people chance to have their say.

With each Notice there is a consultation document, the submissions received for that consultation, and a submissions analysis report.

To see the submissions for each consultation, click on the 'submissions received' link. Then use the 'All categories' drop-down filter to find the consultation.

Classification, labelling, safety data sheets and packaging Plus

December 2014

We publicly consulted on proposed notices for classification, labelling, packaging and safety data sheets. The consultation document was made available on our website and was also sent to relevant people. We received 80 submissions.

December 2014 consultation document (pdf 612KB)

Submissions received

Submissions analysis report (pdf 782KB)

Updates September 2016

We publicly consulted on our updated classification proposal and provided updates to proposals for the labelling, safety data sheets, and packaging rules. The consultation document was made available on the EPA website and was also sent to relevant people.

Our updated classification proposal was to defer a decision on whether to update the current hazardous substance classification system to a more recent version of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling (GHS).

We deferred this decision to ensure we could meet the goal of making changes to the HSNO framework. Also to ensure that the public received the full benefit of the Working Safer Reforms within Government timeframes. We received 37 submissions.

September 2016 consultation document (pdf 1.1MB)

Submissions received

Submission analysis report (pdf 475KB)

March 2017

Further consultation on the Labelling Notice was carried out in 2017 to propose additional label requirements for pesticides.  These proposals were included in the March 2017 consultation document on the Hazardous Property Controls Notice.

 

Disposal Plus

July 2016

We publicly consulted on a proposed notice for the disposal of hazardous substances. The consultation document was made available on our website and was also sent to relevant people. We received 44 submissions.

Consultation document (pdf 1.46MB)

Submissions received

Submissions analysis report (pdf 624KB)

Hazardous Property Controls Plus

October 2016

We consulted on a proposed notice that contained rules to manage risks posed by hazardous substances in two main areas: 

  • rules to manage substances that are harmful to the environment
  • rules on the availability, storage and use of hazardous substances in non-workplaces such as homes.  

The consultation document was made available on our website and was also sent to relevant people. We received 57 submissions.

Consultation document (pdf 1.5 MB)

Submissions received

Submissions analysis report (pdf 976KB)

March 2017

We released a second consultation document on the Hazardous Property Controls Notice that provided updated proposals, and also included an exposure draft of a Hazardous Property Controls Notice itself.

The consultation document also included several proposals for the Labelling Notice relating to additional labelling requirements for pesticides.  The consultation document was made available on our website and was also sent to relevant people. We received 64 submissions.

Consultation document (pdf 2.08MB)

Submissions received

Submissions analysis report (pdf 1.32MB)

Hazardous Property Controls (Transhipment) Plus

June 2017

A further consultation document was released for the Hazardous Property Controls Notice. This document proposed changes for managing hazardous substances on board New Zealand and foreign-flagged vessels and aircraft that are in transit through New Zealand to another jurisdiction.

The consultation document was made available on our website and was also sent to relevant people. We received five submissions.

Consultation document (pdf 778KB)

Submissions received

Submissions analysis report (pdf 562KB)

Forms and Information Plus

September 2016

We publicly consulted on this proposed notice, which was made available on our website. We received five submissions.

Consultation document (pdf 175KB)

Submissions received

Submissions analysis report (pdf 375KB)

Importers and Manufacturers Information Plus

March 2015

We consulted on a proposal for an EPA Notice requiring importers and manufacturers to provide us with their business contact details.

The consultation document was made available on our website and was also sent to relevant people. We received 39 submissions.

Consultation document (pdf 447KB)

Submissions received

Submissions analysis report (pdf 628KB)

September 2016

We consulted on a proposal to amend the Importers and Manufactures Notice. The proposed amendment was to include the requirement for importers of explosive substances to apply to the EPA for an import certificate.

The consultation document was made available on our website and was also sent to relevant people. We received six submissions.

Consultation document

Submissions received

Submissions analysis report (pdf 382 KB)

Enforcement Officer Qualifications Plus

December 2014

We consulted on a proposal for an EPA Notice to set requirements for the qualifications needed for someone to be appointed as a hazardous substance enforcement officer under the HSNO Act.

The consultation document was made available on our website and was also sent to relevant people. We received 10 submissions.

Consultation document (pdf 120 KB) 

Submissions received

Submissions analysis report (pdf 411KB)