Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Hearings to be held for insecticide reassessment

Thursday 21 February 2013

Hearings to be held for insecticide reassessment

Hearings will be held in Wellington and Auckland on an application to reassess a group of substances used in insecticides in New Zealand.

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 viewed here.

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.

A 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.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Asylum: Dunne Accepts Hundreds Of Postcards On Refugee Categories

Minister Peter Dunne today accepted over 800 postcards calling for convention refugees to have the same entitlements as quota refugees... The campaign has been run with ActionStation together with LUSH Cosmetics, with postcards being signed in stores around New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Reshuffle: PM Announces Changes To Ministerial Portfolios

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy as Minister of Civil Defence, Nikki Kaye as Minister of Education and Mark Mitchell as Minister of Defence. More>>

ALSO:

Q+A Transcript: CTU Call For 'National Standards' On Wages

‘If you look at countries who do better than us, who pay wages better, who have more competitive industries, more successful economies, they have systems where there are national standards.’ More>>

ALSO:

Energy: Greens Launch Plan For Cheaper And Cleaner Electricity

$112 million for winter warm-up payments to help low-income households cover their power bills • setting a goal for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 (in average hydrological conditions) • an investigation into the electricity wholesale market. More>>

ALSO:

Health Workers Respond: People's Mental Health Report Released

The People's Mental Health Review reinforces a recent YesWeCare.nz survey of 6,000 health workers, which found nine in 10 believe they don't have the staff or resources to deliver the care Kiwis need when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

More Mental Health:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news