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Hazardous substances consultations Plus

Amending the EPA Hazardous Substances (Storage and Disposal of Persistent Organic Pollutants) Notice 2004

We are proposing to amend the Hazardous Substances (Storage and Disposal of Persistent Organic Pollutants) Notice 2004.

This Gazette Notice prohibits the storage or disposal of any persistent organic pollutant (POP) in New Zealand, unless it is stored or disposed of in accordance with the requirements included in the notice.

The proposed amendments include:

  • updating the requirements relating to the disposal of POPs
  • updating the notice to take account of the legislative reform which occurred in December 2017
  • adding new provisions for manufactured articles that contain POPs.