Electricity Amendment Regulations 1999

  • revoked
  • Electricity Amendment Regulations 1999: revoked, on 1 April 2010, pursuant to regulation 120 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/36).

Reprint
as at 1 April 2010

Electricity Amendment Regulations 1999

(SR 1999/369)

  • Electricity Amendment Regulations 1999: revoked, on 1 April 2010, pursuant to regulation 120 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/36).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Commerce.


PURSUANT to section 169 of the Electricity Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Electricity Amendment Regulations 1999, and are part of the Electricity Regulations 19971 (the principal regulations).

    (2) These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

2 Interpretation
  • (1) Regulation 2(3) of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the definition of the term ECP 3, and substituting the following definition:

    ECP 3 means the New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Electrical Safety of Fittings and Electrical Appliances (NZECP 3: 1998) issued by the Manager of Energy Inspection acting under delegated authority from the Secretary of Commerce on 28 July 1998, and approved by the Minister on 21 November 1998.

    (2) Regulation 2(3) of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following definitions:

    ECP 52 means the New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Retrofit Heaters for Spa-Pool Installations (NZECP 52: 1996) issued by the Acting Secretary on 15 May 1996, and approved by the Minister on 13 July 1997

    ECP 60 means the New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Inspection, Testing and Certification of Low Voltage AC Railway Signalling Control Circuits (NZECP 60: 1997) issued by the Secretary on 6 July 1997, and approved by the Minister on 11 March 1998.

3 Application
  • Regulation 3(c) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the word on, and substituting the word of.

4 Testing
  • (1) Regulation 37(1) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the expression ECP 11, and substituting the expression NZS 3000, ECP 11, or ECP 60 (which applies to Low Voltage AC Railway Signalling equipment).

    (2) Regulation 37 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (2), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (2) Where the supply of electricity to a low voltage electrical installation has been disconnected for at least 6 months, the owner or operator of that installation must, before that installation is connected to a power supply, ensure that the installation is checked and tested by a registered electrical inspector or a person authorised to carry out that kind of checking and testing under an employer licence, in accordance with NZS 3000 or ECP 11.

5 Forms for certificates of compliance other than under employer licences
  • Regulation 43 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (1), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (1) For the purposes of regulations 39 to 42, the Board may prescribe a form or forms for the certification of prescribed electrical work.

6 Electrical safety
  • Regulation 69 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting subclause (1), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (1) Works, electrical installations, fittings, electrical appliances, and associated equipment must be designed, constructed, maintained, installed, and used—

      • (a) So as to be electrically safe; or

      • (b) For electrical appliances hired, leased, or sold second-hand, so as to comply with the testing requirements of AS/NZ 3760:1996; or

      • (c) For Type I or Type II RCD's used to supply power by a flexible cord and plug to electrical appliances that operate on the electrode boiler principle, so as to comply with AS 3190:1994; or

      • (d) For portable electrical appliances used in constructing, moving, or demolishing a building, so as to comply with AS/NZS 3012: 1995; or

      • (e) For electrical installations, so as to comply with NZS 3000; or

      • (f) For all other fittings and electrical appliances, so as to comply with AS/NZS 4417: 1998.

7 Fittings and electrical appliances
  • Regulation 76 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (4), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (4) Regulation 69(1) is satisfied if,—

      • (a) For fittings and electrical appliances used in hazardous areas, ECP 24 is complied with; and

      • (b) For medical fittings and medical electrical appliances used for patient care, ECP 12 is complied with; and

      • (c) For all other fittings and electrical appliances ECP 3, ECP 52 (which applies to Retrofit Heaters for Spa-Pool Installations), or AS/NZS 4417:1998 is complied with.

8 Isolation of fixed wired appliances and ranges
  • Regulation 78 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (3), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (3) The installation wiring for supply to a low voltage electric range that is not fixed in position must—

      • (a) Incorporate an isolating switch that is readily accessible and located adjacent to the electric range; and

      • (b) Terminate at a socket-outlet of appropriate voltage and current rating.

9 Construction of works and electrical installations
  • Regulation 87 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (2), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (2) Regulation 69(1) is satisfied if,—

      • (a) For the installation of cables, ECP 28 is complied with; and

      • (b) For the installation and use of metal sheathed mineral insulated cables and fittings, ECP 33 is complied with; and

      • (c) For electrical wiring work in domestic premises, ECP 51 is complied with; and

      • (d) For electrical installations, NZS 3000 is complied with.

10 Notification of existence of particular types of electrical installations
11 Notification of construction of or additions to electric lines
12 Offences
  • (1) Regulation 100(a) of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, after the word installs,, the word sells,.

    (2) Regulation 100 of the principal regulations is amended by adding to the end of paragraph (h) the expression; or, and also by adding the following paragraph:

    • (i) Sells, or offers to sell, any fitting or electrical appliance that has a regulatory compliance mark but does not comply with AS/NZS 4417:1998.

13 Declared articles
  • (1) Regulation 101 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (2).

    (2) Regulation 101 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclauses (9) and (10), and substituting the following subclauses:

    • (9) A declared article is deemed to have the Secretary's approval under subclause (1) if the declared article—

      • (a) Is approved or certified by an organisation, agency, programme, or regime recognised by the Secretary under subclause (10); and

      • (b) Complies, as required, with any terms or conditions of approval or certification.

    • (10) The Secretary may, from time to time, give public notice recognising an organisation or agency, or a programme or regime of compliance, for the purposes of subclause (9).

14 Specified fittings or electrical appliances
  • The principal regulations are amended by inserting, after regulation 101, the following regulation:

    101A
    • (1) The Secretary may, from time to time,—

      • (a) Specify fittings or electrical appliances that must not be sold, or offered for sale, before a declaration of compliance by the supplier is given; and

      • (b) Prescribe the form of declaration of compliance that must be used by a supplier.

      (2) Decisions by the Secretary under subclause (1)—

      • (a) Must be made by notice in the Gazette; and

      • (b) May be amended or revoked, at any time, by notice in the Gazette.

      (3) A declaration of compliance prescribed by the Secretary under subclause (1) must—

      • (a) Include a statement, by the supplier of specified fittings or electrical appliances, that the fittings or electrical appliances comply with regulation 69; and

      • (b) Refer to or specify any documents used as the basis for the statement under paragraph (a).

15 Offences
  • Regulation 107 of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, after paragraph (a), the following paragraph:

    • (aa) Sells, or offers to sell, any fittings or electrical appliances specified by the Secretary under regulation 101A(1)(a) for which there is no declaration of compliance:.

16 Schedule revoked
  • Schedule 8 of the principal regulations is revoked.

17 Prescribed fees
  • Schedule 9 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the table under the heading Fees Payable under Parts 2 and 3, and substituting the table set out in the Schedule of these regulations.


Schedule
Fees payable under Parts 2 and 3

Reg 17

Matter in Respect Of Which Fees PayableFee ($) (GST incl)Provision of the Act or these Regulations Under Which Fee Payable
Application for registration69section 82(2)(b)
Application for registration certificate34section 88
Application for provisional licence34regulation 4(5)
Application for written examination (electrical service technician and tradesperson)60regulation 7(1)
Application for written examination (electrician, line mechanic, electrical inspector)85regulation 7(1)
Application for practical assessment25regulation 7(1)
Application for practical examination220regulation 7(1)
Application for late examination68regulation 7(2)
Application for special written examination149regulation 7(2)
Application for re-marking of examination paper25regulation 7(3)
Application for return of examination scripts25regulation 7(4)
Application for certified copy of entry in register25regulation 11(2)
Application for practising licence117regulation 96(2)(b) and regulation 12(3)
Application for replacement certificate or licence30regulation 14
Application for employer licence400regulation 101(1) and regulation 16(3)
Application for restoration of name to register34section 94(1)
Application for forms for certificates of compliance for—  
(a) Domestic and commercial or industrial work6regulation 43(1)
(b) Ongoing commercial or industrial work50regulation 43(1)

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 October 1999.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Electricity Amendment Regulations 1999. The eprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 1 April 2010. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the eprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)

  • 1 SR 1997/60