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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Submissions are closed on Tamarind applications

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Submissions are closed on Tamarind applications

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 19 June 2018 Submissions closed on Tamarind Taranaki Limited’s applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent on Monday 18 June 2018. We have removed the online submission form and are now processing the submissions received. We will formally acknowledge those people that have submitted in due course. The Board of Inquiry will shortly […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: EPA ALERT: New rules make some boat paint illegal to import

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: EPA ALERT: New rules make some boat paint illegal to import

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 14 June 2018 We have banned some anti-fouling paints which can no longer be imported or manufactured in New Zealand after they were determined to be too toxic to marine life. Dr Stephen Cobb from our Hazardous Substances Group said anti-fouling paints that contain the chemicals diuron, octhilinone or ziram are […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Ministers’ Letter of Expectations to the EPA for 2018/19 Financial Year

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Ministers’ Letter of Expectations to the EPA for 2018/19 Financial Year

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 14 June 2018 Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment, and Hon Eugenie Sage, Associate Minister for the Environment, sent the EPA a formal ‘Letter of Expectations for the 2018/19 Financial Year’ This letter outlines their high-level priorities and operational expectations of the EPA over the year. These expectations will aid […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: EPA receives application for marine dumping consent from CRL

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: EPA receives application for marine dumping consent from CRL

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 11 June 2018 We received an application for a marine dumping consent from Coastal Resources Limited (CRL) on 5 June 2018. Coastal Resources Limited is applying to dispose of 250,000m3 of dredged sediment annually offshore at its Northern Disposal Area. The Northern Disposal Area is located 25km to the east of […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: We’re an open book | EPA

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Technology, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: We’re an open book | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 01 June 2018 Here at the EPA, we work on the principle of ‘open by default’, so our information and data is accessible to everyone. Unless we have a justifiable reason that data, or any other information about our work, can’t be made available (such as for personal privacy reasons, or […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: EPA releases science behind hazardous substances

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, Health, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: EPA releases science behind hazardous substances

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 31 May 2018 We have publicly released, for feedback, the approach used to assess hazardous substances which pose risks to people and New Zealand’s environment. Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter, General Manager of our Hazardous Substances Group says there’s always a lot of interest in our decisions on what hazardous substances we approve […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Plastic microbeads ban kicks in on 7 June

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Plastic microbeads ban kicks in on 7 June

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 30 May 2018 We will be responsible for new rules to protect people and New Zealand’s environment from plastic microbeads. Some products containing plastic microbeads will be banned from sale from Thursday 7 June 2018, says Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter General Manager of the EPA’s Hazardous Substances Group. “The microbeads are found […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Hounding the horehound weed | EPA

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Hounding the horehound weed | EPA

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 29 May 2018 Two moths may be imported to combat the horehound weed, which a recent survey estimates to cost New Zealand dryland farmers almost $7 million per year. We are considering an application from a collective of affected farmers – the Horehound Biocontrol Group – to introduce the horehound plume moth […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Submissions open on OMV’s marine discharge consent application

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Submissions open on OMV’s marine discharge consent application

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 25 May 2018 On Friday 25 May 2018, we publicly notified the application lodged by OMV New Zealand Limited (OMV) for marine discharge consent. The application is for a marine discharge consent to discharge trace amounts of harmful substances, contained in offshore processing drainage, from hazardous and non-hazardous deck drains from […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Kiwi named in honour of late Joseph Harawira, QSM

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Kiwi named in honour of late Joseph Harawira, QSM

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 24 May 2018 The newest addition to the Omataroa Kiwi Project, a three-month old kiwi, has been named ‘JoeJoe’ in honour of the late environmental leader, respected kaumātua and Te Herenga member, Joseph (Hohepa) Harawira, QSM. The naming took place this week at the regional Te Herenga hui in Whakatane which […]

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