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]Friday 26 November 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:reassessments@epa.govt.nz]reassessments@epa.govt.nz[/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:reassessments@epa.govt.nz]reassessments@epa.govt.nz[/url] Please fill in the form below, then click Continue to review your submission. At any time you may click Save and Exit so that you can return later.

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