Pursuant to section 49H of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (“HSNO Act”), the Environmental Risk Management Authority hereby gives notice that on
25 September 2006, it approved an application for the import, manufacture or use of hazardous substances necessary for use in a special emergency declared under section 49B of the HSNO Act.
The special emergency to which the approval relates is the incursion of the varroa bee mite Varroa destructor (formerly known as Varroa jacobsoni) into the South Island as declared by the Minister for Biosecurity on 18 September 2006.
The application was approved pursuant to section 49F of the HSNO Act, with the following controls:
? the substances may only be used in accordance with the management plan specified by the applicant; and
? the approval takes effect on 25 September 2006 and expires on 30 June 2007.
Copies of the approval and the management plan can be inspected free of charge or purchased at the Wellington office of ERMA New Zealand, Level One, BP House,
20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, or can be downloaded from the ERMA New Zealand web site:
Dated at Auckland this 6th day of November 2006.
TONY HAGGERTY, Chair, Hazardous Substances Standing Committee, Environmental Risk Management Authority.