Call for expression of interest to prescribe certain organisms as ‘not new’ organisms
This call for expression of interest is for the purposes of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act.[/b]
[b]Please complete all sections of this form and submit it along with any additional information no later than 5.00 pm, Thursday 6th May 2021.
Fill this form if you or your organisation seeks to make a proposal to prescribe certain new organisms as ‘not new’ organisms.
Species are classed as new organisms under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act if they were not present in New Zealand before 29 July 1998. As such, you require HSNO Act approval for propagation or distribution of the organism.
To change its ‘new' organism status (which means that an organism will no longer be regulated as ‘new’ under the HSNO Act), an organism must be deregulated under section 140(1)(c) of the HSNO Act, by an Order in Council given by the Governor General prescribing organisms that are not new organisms for the purposes of this Act.
The Environmental Protection Authority will use the information in this form in the decision-making process (which is likely to include a public consultation component). Clearly label and include any confidential information as a separate appendix.
Proposing a candidate new organism does not guarantee the status of the organism will be changed. Organisms will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
We may advise you to apply using another pathway if there’s an appropriate one available.
[b]Attaching documents to this form
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