Issuing a new group standard approval
If your hazardous substance does not fit within an existing group standard, a new group standard may need to be issued. Find out how this works.
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A new group standard may be issued on the initiative of the EPA or because of an application made by anyone.
To apply for a new group standard to be issued, you need to demonstrate that:
You will also need to provide information on the best international practices and standards for the safe management of hazardous substances.
You may need to consult with Māori if risks of significance to Māori are identified.
Applications to issue a new group standard are processed via the publicly notified application pathway. The statutory timeframe for processing this type of application is 100 working days. Anyone may make a written submission on the proposed issuing of a group standard.
The fee is negotiated.
To apply for a new group standard, please contact us on 0800 2255 372 (0800 CALL EPA) or email: email@example.com.