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
26 January 2007, it approved an application to import for release and use of Hexaflumuron (Sentricon Termite Bait),
a hazardous substance 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 an exotic subterranean termite, Coptotermes sp., in Coatesville, Auckland, as declared by the Minister for Biosecurity on the 23rd day of January 2007*.
The application was approved pursuant to section 49F of the HSNO Act, with the following controls:
? The substance may only be used in accordance with the management plan specified by the applicant;
? the approval takes effect on 26 January 2007 and expires on 31 December 2007; and
? on expiry of the approval the Hexaflumuron (Sentricon Termite Bait) must be disposed of or stored in an Exempt Laboratory under the Hazardous Substances (Exempt Laboratories) Regulations 2001, unless, before the expiry of the approval, the applicant has, under any other provision of the Act, been granted an approval.
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 1, BP House, 20 Customhouse Quay) or can be downloaded from the ERMA New Zealand website
Dated this 26th day of January 2007.
NEIL WALTER, Deputy Chair, Hazardous Substances Standing Committee, Environmental Risk Management Authority.
*New Zealand Gazette, 1 February 2007, No. 10, page 208