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Environmental Risk Management Authority
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Member since: 16 August 2007
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Website www.ermanz.govt.nz


The Environmental Risk Management Authority (the Authority) was established under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996. The Authority's main role is to make decisions on applications to import, develop, or field test new organisms; or to import or manufacture hazardous substances to New Zealand. The Authority is the decision making body and consists of up to eight members appointed by the Minister for the Environment. 




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Wednesday, 29 June 2011
3:06PM
New rules for dental whiteners The Environmental Risk Management Authority has amended the rules around dental whiteners containing hydrogen peroxide. 119 views

2:35PM
Beetles approved for control of tradescantia The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved the release of a further two beetle species to control the weed tradescantia. 152 views

Tuesday, 28 June 2011
4:18PM
EPA Chief Executive announced Mr Rob Forlong has been appointed Chief Executive of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), it was announced today by the Chair of the EPA Board, Ms Kerry Prendergast. 216 views

Thursday, 23 June 2011
3:45PM
Fungus approved to control Chilean needlegrass The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved the release of a rust fungus to control the weed Chilean needlegrass. 99 views

Thursday, 26 May 2011
11:01AM
Authority revokes approvals for fungicide quintozene The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked the approvals for the fungicide quintozene, due to dioxin impurities. 117 views

Tuesday, 9 November 2010
12:55PM
Submissions sought on new Possum Poison ERMA New Zealand is calling for public submissions on an application for a possible alternative to 1080 for ground-based control of possums. 153 views

Tuesday, 2 November 2010
11:58AM
Strict controls placed on methyl bromide fumigations The Environmental Risk Management Authority has imposed strict controls on methyl bromide fumigations, including the requirement for recapture of the gas within 10 years. 146 views

Thursday, 21 October 2010
9:30AM
ERMA to review fungicide quintozene The Environmental Risk Management Authority has decided there are grounds to reassess the use of the fungicide quintozene in New Zealand. 126 views

Tuesday, 7 September 2010
1:42PM
Review of controls on LPG complete The Environmental Risk Management Authority has completed its review of LPG, tightening the rules around the use of odorants, improving signage and refrigeration facility design and restricting the quantities of LPG that can be stored indoors. 106 views

Thursday, 26 August 2010
8:58AM
Submissions sought on GM pines application The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for submissions on an application by Crown research institute Scion to conduct a field test of genetically modified pine trees in containment. 115 views

Friday, 11 December 2009
1:56PM
Submissions sought on vertebrate poison baits The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for submissions on an application by Connovation Limited to import or manufacture para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP). 238 views

Monday, 23 November 2009
1:59PM
Deadline for submissions on methyl bromide reassessment extended The Environmental Risk Management Authority has extended the deadline for submissions on the reassessment of fumigant methyl bromide. 195 views

Thursday, 5 November 2009
2:28PM
ERMA wants public input on review of methyl bromide ERMA New Zealand is calling for public submissions on its reassessment of the fumigant methyl bromide. 161 views

Tuesday, 9 June 2009
8:59AM
Controlled substances licence required for explosives The Environmental Risk Management Authority has decided that people who possess certain types of explosives must undergo a Police check. 311 views

Thursday, 7 May 2009
1:12PM
Salary and pay expectations moving down fast A major downward readjustment in pay rises is taking place as workers and businesses cut their cloth to the sudden change in the economic environment, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association. 282 views

Thursday, 19 February 2009
9:22AM
ERMA reviewing two more chemicals The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for public submissions on the use of the herbicide methylarsinic acid and the insecticide azinphos methyl as part of its five-year programme to review hazardous substances. 154 views

Tuesday, 3 February 2009
10:13AM
ERMA reviewing rules for possessing explosives  ERMA New Zealand is calling for public submissions on a proposal to bring the requirements for possessing explosives into line with the requirements for possession of firearms, cyanide, and certain other high risk substances. 106 views

Monday, 15 December 2008
2:33PM
Endosulfan Approvals Revoked The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked the approvals for the insecticide endosulfan and prohibited its importation, manufacture and use in New Zealand. 154 views

Monday, 8 December 2008
4:40PM
NZ Risk Analyst Honoured Is it safe to plant a crop at this time of year? Will this new aircraft design carry passengers safely around the world? 105 views

Monday, 1 December 2008
7:39PM
Pesticide approvals revoked The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked approvals for the use of the pesticide methyl parathion in New Zealand. 122 views

Thursday, 27 November 2008
4:16PM
ERMA approves GM Onion trial The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved with conditions an application from Crop and Food Research to field test genetically modified plants of the allium family, including onions, spring onions, leeks and garlic. 222 views

Wednesday, 19 November 2008
12:04PM
ERMA approves GM equine influenza vaccines The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved an application to conditionally release two genetically modified vaccines for equine influenza, subject to strict conditions. 167 views

Friday, 17 October 2008
12:17PM
Fireworks safety campaign 2008 launched The New Zealand Fire Service, New Zealand Police, Ministry for the Environment, and the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA New Zealand) are coming together for a third consecutive year to launch a safety campaign to remind those celebrating Guy Fawkes that acting responsibly with fireworks will ensure a fun and successful event for all. 1197 views

Thursday, 16 October 2008
12:11PM
Varroa chemical put on hold The Environmental Risk Management Authority has declined an application from Bayer New Zealand Ltd to import Checkmite+ for release to control varroa mite in beehives. 200 views

Tuesday, 23 September 2008
4:09PM
ERMA Report on Equine Influenza Available ERMA New Zealand's Evaluation and Review Report on the application to import and use, under controlled conditions, a live genetically modified virus vaccine to protect horses against Equine Influenza has been published and is available on the organisation's website, www.ermanz.govt.nz . 322 views

Thursday, 5 June 2008
10:14AM
ERMA plans hearing for GM onion, spring onion, garlic and leek field test application The Environmental Risk Management Authority expects to hold a public hearing in Christchurch in August or September to hear oral submissions on the New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research's application to field test a range of genetically-modified vegetable species. 471 views

Friday, 11 April 2008
3:36PM
ERMA receives GM field test application The Environmental Risk Management Authority has received an application from the New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research to field test genetically-modified onions, spring onions, garlic and leeks. 147 views

Saturday, 8 March 2008
10:23AM
ERMA New Zealand Appointment Richard Woods was appointed to the Authority as its Chair with effect from April 2008. 243 views

Tuesday, 15 January 2008
2:31PM
ERMA New Zealand clariies agresearch GM approvals Recent reports have suggested that AgResearch might obtain an amendment to its current genetically modified cattle approvals so that it can move the animals around the country. 177 views

Monday, 14 January 2008
9:37AM
ERMA clarifies AgResearch GM approvals Recent reports have suggested that AgResearch might obtain an amendment to its current genetically modified cattle approvals so that it can move the animals around the country. 200 views



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