Reports & Documents

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Submission to ERMA on the Re-Assessment of Methyl Bromide
Nordiko has recently made a submission in response to ERMA in New Zealand’s Re-Assessment of Methyl Bromide. The submission supports recapture technology, in the interim until alternatives are implemented, as a feasible requirement for the proposed continued use of methyl bromide, unrestricted emissions of which are damaging to both the atmospheric ozone layer and to human health.

Nordiko’s submission draws on international experience with adopted recapture technologies to show that these systems are commercially viable, adaptable to large scale use and present a number of advantages including rapid and thorough gas evacuation. The re-assessment by ERMA has stirred considerable public interest over a matter of serious community concern. The authority is expected to consider each of the public submissions over coming months.

Banks Report Feb 2008
Quarantine and Preshipment (QPS) Uses of Methyl Bromide in Australia, and Potential for the Replacement of Methyl Bromide in QPS Uses.

Cloud Over Port
Concentrations of Methyl Bromide after Release from Operations in a Major Australian Port.

IMO Recommendations – June 2008
IMO Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships: 9 June 2008. During the eighty-fourth session of the Martime Safety Committee (held from 7-16 May 2008), the following Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships, were approved.

IPPC: Annex 4 of CPM 2008/2 [Draft]
IPPC: Annex 4 of CPM 2008/2 – draft ISPM: replacement or reduction of methyl bromide as a phytosanitary measure ( PUBLICATION ). [DRAFT] This standard provides guidance to National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) on the replacement of or reduction in the use of methyl bromide as a phytosanitary measure in order to reduce emissions of methyl bromide.

APVMA Final Report – June 2007
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Report reconsidering the registration of products containing methyl bromide and their labels can be viewed via this link.

Australian Standard General Fumigation Procedure
This Standard sets out general procedures and precautions to be used when carrying out chemical fumigation for the eradication of pests in an enclosure. It includes fumigations applied using a single dose, staged or continuous release of fumigant, but does not include requirements for in-transit fumigation and soil fumigation. There may be a fee associated with the request for this document.

OSHA Cites Terminix
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Terminix Commercial, Pennsauken, N.J. for failing to protect workers from hazards involving methyl bromide exposure.

Formaldehyde – Cancer
Formaldehyde linked to Cancer.