Hearings to be held for insecticide reassessment
Thursday 21 February 2013
Hearings to be held for
Hearings will be held in
Wellington and Auckland on an application to reassess a
group of substances used in insecticides in New
The application, made by the Environmental
Protection Authority, is to reassess a group of
organophosphate and carbamate-based active ingredients, or
formulations containing these ingredients, that are used to
protect plants from insects.
The hearing in Wellington
will start at 10.00am on Monday 4 March 2013 in Hearing room
5.01, the Environment Court, 49 Ballance Street, Wellington.
The Auckland hearing will start at 9.30am on Thursday 7
March 2013 in the Richard Pearce room, Holiday Inn Auckland
Airport, 2 Ascot Road, Mangere, Auckland.
Full details of
the hearings are available on the EPA’s website here and the full
application, supporting documents and submissions can be
Members of the public are
welcome to attend the hearing, but only those who have made
a submission on the application can address the hearing.
decision on the reassessment will be made by an expert
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO)
decision-making committee, which will consider the
application, public submissions and any other evidence
presented to it during the consultation process, including
during the hearings.
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