Proposal to increase HSNO fees

Decision Date: 12 July 2018

In April 2018, we consulted on our proposal to increase fees for hazardous substances and new organisms applications.

As a result of the consultation, from 1 October 2018 the fees for hazardous substances and new organisms applications will increase.

The new fees reflect the feedback from submitters, as well as a reassessment of the benefits to the public and industry of some application types.

Schedule of fees and charges for hazardous substance and new organism applications

The EPA Board agreed a new Schedule of Charges and Fees on 12 July 2018, as provided under section 21 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act.


We received 30 written submissions, and also spoke with a number of other people who gave us verbal feedback at stakeholder events held in Auckland and Wellington.

Summary of submissions (585 KB) 

Consultation documents

Quick summary: Our fees are changing (pdf 366KB)

Our fees are changing - consultation document (pdf 1.48MB)*

HSNO Fees Cost Recovery Impact Statement (pdf 447KB)

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