Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001

  • revoked
  • Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001: revoked, on 1 December 2017, by regulation 4(1) of the Hazardous Substances (Health and Safety Reform Revocations) Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/233).

Reprint as at 1 December 2017

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Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001

(SR 2001/124)

Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001: revoked, on 1 December 2017, by regulation 4(1) of the Hazardous Substances (Health and Safety Reform Revocations) Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/233).

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of May 2001

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.

Pursuant to section 76(1)(b) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council (given on the recommendation of the Minister for the Environment made in compliance with section 141(1) of that Act), makes the following regulations.


4Exclusion for substances used for motive power or control of vehicle, aircraft, or ship
5Exclusion for fuel gases
6Identification duties of suppliers
7Identification duties of persons in charge
8Priority identifiers for corrosive substances
9Priority identifiers for certain ecotoxic substances
10Priority identifiers for explosive substances
11Priority identifiers for flammable substances
12Priority identifiers for organic peroxides
13Priority identifiers for oxidising substances
14Priority identifiers for certain toxic substances
15Labelling under UN Model Regulations
16Use of EEC pictogram for “Dangerous for the Environment”
17Single indication can convey several matters
18Secondary identifiers for all hazardous substances
19Secondary identifiers for corrosive substances
20Secondary identifiers for ecotoxic substances
21Secondary identifiers for explosive substances
22Secondary identifiers for flammable substances
23Secondary identifiers for organic peroxides
24Secondary identifiers for oxidising substances
25Secondary identifiers for toxic substances
26Use of generic names
28Indicating general degree of hazard by reference to packing group
29Alternative information in certain cases
30Substances in multiple packaging
31Alternative information when hazardous substances imported
32Accessibility of priority identifiers
33Accessibility of secondary identifiers
34Comprehensibility of information
35Clarity of information
36Durability of information
37Documentation duties of suppliers
38Documentation duties of persons in charge of places of work
39General content requirements for documentation
40Specific documentation requirements for corrosive substances
41Specific documentation requirements for certain ecotoxic substances
42Specific documentation requirements for explosive substances
43Specific documentation requirements for flammable substances
44Specific documentation requirements for organic peroxides
45Specific documentation requirements for oxidising substances
46Specific documentation requirements for toxic substances
47Information not included in approval
48Location and presentation requirements for documentation
49Documentation requirements for vehicles
50Documentation to be supplied on request
51Duties of persons in charge of places in respect of signage
52Signage requirements
53Advertising corrosive and toxic substances
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