Hydrogen cyanamide is a plant growth regulator used in commercial orchards to enhance bud-break in kiwifruit and other fruit.
We are consulting on the EPA’s reassessment of hydrogen cyanamide and its formulations. Public submissions on the content of the reassessment application and our initial proposals are now being accepted. This consultation is open until [b]5pm [/b]on [b]Monday 20 December 2021[/b].
Please read the [url=https://www.epa.govt.nz/database-search/hsno-application-register/view/APP203974][b]application documents[/b][/url] and [url=https://www.epa.govt.nz/assets/FileAPI/hsno-ar/APP203974/APP203974_20210930_Summary_and_submission_guidance.pdf][b]submission guidance[/b][/url] before filling out this submission form.
The application documents include human health and environmental risk assessments, an economic benefits assessment, and Māori impact assessment. Key points from these assessments and full details on the initial proposals can be found in the [url=https://www.epa.govt.nz/assets/FileAPI/hsno-ar/APP203974/APP203974_20210930_Application_report_hydrogen_cyanamide_reassessment.pdf][b]application report[/b][/url]. The report also includes a number of question boxes where we have identified areas of uncertainty requiring further input from submitters.
In your submission you can provide information, make comments, raise issues, and indicate whether you support or oppose the proposals. We are particularly interested in hearing about any adverse or positive effects of hydrogen cyanamide that have not been identified in the application. Supporting documents can also be uploaded as part of your submission. Your submission will be considered in the decision-making process.
On the next page, a maximum of 15 files (up to 25 MB each) can be uploaded in the following formats: txt, .csv, .docx, .doc, .xlsx. Alternatively, larger files and other formats can be emailed to [url=mailto:email@example.com]firstname.lastname@example.org[/url]. Please send from the same email address provided in the online form and quote your unique response number which you will receive after submitting your response.
Please note that submissions will be made publicly available on our website.
If you have any questions regarding this consultation, please email [url=mailto:email@example.com]firstname.lastname@example.org
The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) applies to all information held by the EPA (subject to section 55 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996), and information may be released under the OIA unless there are grounds to withhold it. If you consider any part of your submission is confidential, please clearly label it as such and include the reasons why you think the information is confidential (eg, you may consider some information to be commercially sensitive). Further information on the OIA is at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
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