Hazardous Substances Update

Read the latest application decisions and news from the hazardous substances team.

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August 2019

In this issue we have upcoming public consultations, proposed EPA activities you can submit on right now including an application to reassess the hazard classifications of 79 substances, and our decision on special permits for HFCs.

July 2019

In this issue we have an application for a new fungicide, a hearing for another, two herbicide applications, reassessment of methyl bromide, reports including our Statement of Intent, and information about requirements for importers of cosmetics and other products.

June 2019

In this issue we have a call for views on the fungicide Amicus and the herbicide Method 240 SL, plus updates on synthetic pyrethroids, paraquat, methyl bromide, the NZ Inventory of Chemicals, HFC permit info, data requirements for chemical pesticides and a couple of handy workshops.

May 2019 

In this issue we have information on hazard labels on household chemicals, submissions are open on an application to introduce a new fungicide, and the application for PredaSTOP has been formally withdrawn. 

April 2019 

In this issue submissions are open on a new fungicide, new guidance on importing or exporting hazardous waste, and a reminder of some submission periods that are closing soon. 

March 2019

In this issue submissions are open for the paraquat reassessment, we debut our new online form for reporting bee incidents, and you can now apply for permits for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

February 2019

In our first issue for 2019 we have new rules for hydrofluorocarbons; information on staying safe with potting mix; and hazardous substances decisions from November and December 2018, and January 2019.