Proposed changes to laws and regulations

The Environmental Protection Authority has published its schedule of upcoming public consultations on proposed changes to the laws and regulations it administers.

From time to time, it consults publicly on proposed changes to those laws and regulations.  The information gathered informs changes, updates and improvements to matters that are often technical and complex.

The first project on the list is a consultation, opening in late August, on proposals to amend the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act.

The Government is proposing to amend the Act to allow the EPA to make more timely decisions, including the ability to better use international information about substances.

The proposals will also provide the EPA with more flexibility and discretion when making decisions, and help it to be more effective and efficient.

The Ministry for the Environment will run the consultation.

Check the Upcoming public consultations section under “public consultations” on this website.

Author: Bob Edlin

Editor of AgScience Magazine and Editor of the AgScience Blog

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