[b]Introduction 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, Friday 4th June 2021. [/b] 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 [/b]You can attach documents to this online form. After you enter your submission details and click ‘continue’ at the bottom of the page, you will be able to add PDF, JPG, or PNG references to support your submission (up to 5 MB) if applicable. 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.

Please complete this section for the first organism proposed to be prescribed as a 'not new' organism.
Name of the organism (first organism)
Why do you want to prescribe this organism as ‘not new’? Include whether there is any information on the economic or environmental impacts of the organism, what the benefit of making this organism 'not new' is, whether these benefits can be quantified, and whether these benefits can be achieved by alternative means.
Describe the biology of the organism. Include the biological characteristics of the organism, where it is found overseas, whether it causes disease, and whether it has potentially beneficial characteristics. Also include what adverse effects making this organism ‘not new’ could have on people or the environment, if any, and whether these can be quantified.
Has the organism formed a self-sustaining population in New Zealand? Include where and when the population(s) of the organism have been found in New Zealand, and how this organism spreads.
Is any person attempting to manage, control or eradicate the organism under any Act or is the organism the subject of an enforcement action or action under a civil penalty regime? Include whether the organism has been part of an official incursion response or other Ministry for Primary Industries response or management activity. If so, describe what happened here including why the response was stood down.
Is there reason to believe that this organism was deliberately imported in contravention of an Act of Parliament? If so, please explain.
Is there any other information you wish to include?
Please complete this section for the second organism proposed to be prescribed as a 'not new' organism.
Name of the organism (second organism)
Why do you want to prescribe this organism as ‘not new’? Include whether there is any information on the economic or environmental impacts of the organism, what the benefit of making this organism 'not new' is, whether these benefits can be quantified, and whether these benefits can be achieved by alternative means.
Describe the biology of the organism. Include the biological characteristics of the organism, where it is found overseas, whether it causes disease, and whether it has potentially beneficial characteristics. Also include what adverse effects making this organism ‘not new’ could have on people or the environment, if any, and whether these can be quantified.
Has the organism formed a self-sustaining population in New Zealand? Include where and when the population(s) of the organism have been found in New Zealand, and how this organism spreads.
Is any person attempting to manage, control or eradicate the organism under any Act or is the organism the subject of an enforcement action or action under a civil penalty regime? Include whether the organism has been part of an official incursion response or other Ministry for Primary Industries response or management activity. If so, describe what happened here including why the response was stood down.
Is there reason to believe that this organism was deliberately imported in contravention of an Act of Parliament? If so, please explain.
Is there any other information you wish to include?
Please complete this section for the third organism proposed to be prescribed as a 'not new' organism.
Name of the organism (third organism)
Why do you want to prescribe this organism as ‘not new’? Include whether there is any information on the economic or environmental impacts of the organism, what the benefit of making this organism 'not new' is, whether these benefits can be quantified, and whether these benefits can be achieved by alternative means.
Describe the biology of the organism. Include the biological characteristics of the organism, where it is found overseas, whether it causes disease, and whether it has potentially beneficial characteristics. Also include what adverse effects making this organism ‘not new’ could have on people or the environment, if any, and whether these can be quantified.
Has the organism formed a self-sustaining population in New Zealand? Include where and when the population(s) of the organism have been found in New Zealand, and how this organism spreads.
Is any person attempting to manage, control or eradicate the organism under any Act or is the organism the subject of an enforcement action or action under a civil penalty regime? Include whether the organism has been part of an official incursion response or other Ministry for Primary Industries response or management activity. If so, describe what happened here including why the response was stood down.
Is there reason to believe that this organism was deliberately imported in contravention of an Act of Parliament? If so, please explain.
Is there any other information you wish to include?
Please complete this section for the fourth organism proposed to be prescribed as a 'not new' organism.
Name of the organism (fourth organism)
Why do you want to prescribe this organism as ‘not new’? Include whether there is any information on the economic or environmental impacts of the organism, what the benefit of making this organism 'not new' is, whether these benefits can be quantified, and whether these benefits can be achieved by alternative means.
Describe the biology of the organism. Include the biological characteristics of the organism, where it is found overseas, whether it causes disease, and whether it has potentially beneficial characteristics. Also include what adverse effects making this organism ‘not new’ could have on people or the environment, if any, and whether these can be quantified.
Has the organism formed a self-sustaining population in New Zealand? Include where and when the population(s) of the organism have been found in New Zealand, and how this organism spreads.
Is any person attempting to manage, control or eradicate the organism under any Act or is the organism the subject of an enforcement action or action under a civil penalty regime? Include whether the organism has been part of an official incursion response or other Ministry for Primary Industries response or management activity. If so, describe what happened here including why the response was stood down.
Is there reason to believe that this organism was deliberately imported in contravention of an Act of Parliament? If so, please explain.
Is there any other information you wish to include?
Please complete this section for the fifth organism proposed to be prescribed as a 'not new' organism.
Name of the organism (fifth organism)
Why do you want to prescribe this organism as ‘not new’? Include whether there is any information on the economic or environmental impacts of the organism, what the benefit of making this organism 'not new' is, whether these benefits can be quantified, and whether these benefits can be achieved by alternative means.
Describe the biology of the organism. Include the biological characteristics of the organism, where it is found overseas, whether it causes disease, and whether it has potentially beneficial characteristics. Also include what adverse effects making this organism ‘not new’ could have on people or the environment, if any, and whether these can be quantified.
Has the organism formed a self-sustaining population in New Zealand? Include where and when the population(s) of the organism have been found in New Zealand, and how this organism spreads.
Is any person attempting to manage, control or eradicate the organism under any Act or is the organism the subject of an enforcement action or action under a civil penalty regime? Include whether the organism has been part of an official incursion response or other Ministry for Primary Industries response or management activity. If so, describe what happened here including why the response was stood down.
Is there reason to believe that this organism was deliberately imported in contravention of an Act of Parliament? If so, please explain.
Is there any other information you wish to include?

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