New material released for public submission of Exirel Insecticide
13 February 2019
Information not previously available to those who made submissions on the reassessment of Exirel Insecticide is now being made public.
FMC New Zealand Ltd, manufacturer and importer of Exirel, is proposing that the current restrictions for ground-based use are eased to also allow the spraying of brassicas from helicopters, which is currently not allowed.
We are now releasing the letters of support for further comments by those people and organisations that were parties at the public hearing in December 2018.
Why this information was not previously available
A public hearing was held on Wednesday 12 December 2018 for a Decision-making Committee to hear the proposals, submitters’ viewpoints, and our evaluation.
Prior to the hearing a submitter (Apiculture New Zealand) sought access to letters of support to the application that the applicant had asked to be treated as confidential.
The hearing was adjourned to allow this request, and the reasons provided for the letters to be confidential, to be considered.
Letters of support for the proposed changes have now been reclassified as not confidential.
Additional submission period open
New comments on this newly released information, from people and organisations that were parties at the public hearing in December 2018, are required by the 5pm on 26 February 2019. They be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The adjourned hearing will close after this additional submission period and any new comments will be considered by the Decision-making Committee.