Hazardous Substances (Fireworks, Safety Ammunition, and Other Explosives Transfer) Regulations 2003

  • This version was replaced on 8 August 2018 to make corrections to Schedules 1, 2, and 4 under section 25(1)(j)(ii) and (iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 1 July 2011

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Hazardous Substances (Fireworks, Safety Ammunition, and Other Explosives Transfer) Regulations 2003

(SR 2003/176)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of July 2003

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Note

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

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

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.

Pursuant to section 160 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, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks, Safety Ammunition, and Other Explosives Transfer) Regulations 2003.

2 Commencement

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

3 Interpretation

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Authority means the Environmental Protection Authority established by section 7 of the Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011

criteria, in relation to a subclass, means the criteria set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001

firework has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Act.

Regulation 3 Authority: substituted, on 1 July 2011, by section 53(3) of the Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011 (2011 No 14).

4 Deemed assessment and approval

(1)

On the commencement of these regulations, the substances described in Schedules 1 to 3 (fireworks, safety ammunition, and other explosives) that were, immediately before that commencement, subject to Part 15 of the Act cease to be subject to that Part.

(2)

The substances described in Schedules 1 to 3 are deemed to have been assessed and approved by the Authority under section 29 of the Act.

5 Deemed hazard classification

The substances described in Schedules 1 to 3 (fireworks, safety ammunition, and other explosives) are deemed to have the hazard classifications specified opposite their descriptions in the relevant schedule.

6 Application of controls and changes to controls

Schedule 1 Fireworks

rr 4, 5, 6(1)

UN NumberDescriptionHazard classification
0335

Bouquets, coloured fires and lights, fountains, gerbs, lances, mines, port fires, roman candles, saxons, scintilettes, serpents, squibs (without reports), wheels, and other fireworks that are within both of the following:

(a)

the criteria for subclass 1.3 as set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001; and

(b)

the criteria for category G as set out in the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001.

1.3G
0336

Bouquets, coloured fires and lights, fountains, gerbs, lances, mines, port fires, roman candles, saxons, scintilettes, serpents, squibs (without reports), wheels, and other fireworks, including amorces, ring caps, snaps for bonbon crackers, and crackshots that are within both of the following:

(a)

paragraph (a) of the criteria for subclass 1.4 as set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001; and

(b)

the criteria for category G as set out in the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001.

1.4G
0337

Bouquets, coloured fires and lights, fountains, gerbs, lances, mines, port fires, roman candles, saxons, scintilettes, serpents, squibs (without reports), wheels, and other fireworks (including handblasters, streamer bombs, party poppers, and sparklers) that are within both of the following:

(a)

paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of the criteria for subclass 1.4 as set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001; and

(b)

the criteria for category S as set out in the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001.

1.4S

Schedule 2 Safety ammunition

rr 4, 5, 6(2)

UN NumberDescriptionHazard classification
0012

Ammunition consisting of a cartridge case fitted with a centre or rim fire primer, and containing both a propelling charge and a solid projectile that is within both of the following:

(a)

paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of the criteria for subclass 1.4 as set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001; and

(b)

the criteria for category S as set out in the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001.

1.4S

These articles are designed to be fired in weapons of calibre not larger than 19.1 mm. Shotgun cartridges of any calibre are included in this description.

0014

Articles consisting of a cartridge case with a centre or rim fire primer, and a confined charge of smokeless or black powder (but not projectiles) used for training, saluting, or in starter pistols, or the like that are within both of the following:

(a)

paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of the criteria for subclass 1.4 as set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001; and

(b)

the criteria for category S as set out in the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001.

1.4S
0044

Articles consisting of a metal or plastics cap containing a small amount of primary explosive mixture that is readily ignited by impact, and that are within both of the following:

(a)

paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of the criteria for subclass 1.4 as set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001; and

(b)

the criteria for category S as set out in the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001.

1.4S
0055

Articles consisting of a cartridge case made from metal, plastics, or other non-flammable material, in which the only explosive component is the primer, and that are within both of the following:

(a)

paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of the criteria for subclass 1.4 as set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001; and

(b)

the criteria for category S as set out in the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001.

1.4S

Schedule 3 Other explosives

rr 4, 5, 6(3)

UN NumberDescriptionHazard classification(s)
0114Guanyl nitrosaminoguanyltetrazene (Tetrazene) wetted with not less than 30% (by mass) being water or a mixture of alcohol and water1.1A, 6.6B, 9.1D
0129Lead azide wetted with not less than 20% (by mass) being water or a mixture of alcohol and water1.1A, 6.1C, 6.6B, 6.7B, 6.8A, 6.9A, 9.1A
0130Lead styphnate (lead trinitroresorcinate) wetted with not less than 20% (by mass) being water or a mixture of alcohol and water1.1A, 6.1C, 6.6B, 6.7B, 6.8A, 6.9A, 9.1A
0135Mercury fulminate wetted with not less than 20% (by mass) being water or a mixture of alcohol and water1.1A, 6.1B, 6.3B, 6.4A, 6.5A, 6.5B, 6.6B, 6.7B, 6.8A, 6.9A, 9.1A, 9.3A
0150Pentaerythrite tetranitrate (pentaerythritol tetranitrate; PETN) wetted with not less than 25% (by mass) being water, or Pentaerythrite tetranitrate (pentaerythritol tetranitrate; PETN), desensitized with not less than 15% (by mass) being phlegmatizer1.1D, 6.5B
0154Picric acid - trinitrophenol1.1D, 6.1C, 6.3B, 8.3A, 6.5B, 6.9B, 9.1D, 9.3B
0208Trinitrophenylmethylnitramine (tetryl)1.1D, 6.3B, 6.4A, 6.5B, 6.9B, 9.1C
0209Trinitrotoluene (TNT)1.1D, 6.1D, 6.3B, 6.5B, 6.6B, 6.7B, 6.8B, 6.9A, 9.1A, 9.3C
0160/0161Smokeless powder (single base). Substances based on nitrocellulose alone as a propellant.1.3C, 6.1D, 6.3B, 6.4A, 6.5B, 6.6B, 6.7B, 6.8A, 6.9B, 9.1A, 9.3B: Smokeless powders contained in total quantities greater than 500kg are classified as 1.1C
0160/0161Smokeless powder (double base). Substances based on nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin as a propellant.1.3C, 6.1B, 6.3B, 6.4A, 6.5B, 6.6B, 6.7B, 6.8A, 6.9B, 9.1B, 9.3B: Smokeless powders contained in total quantities greater than 500kg are classified as 1.1C
0160/0161Smokeless powder (triple base). Substances based on nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin as a propellant.1.3C, 6.1B, 6.3B, 6.4A. 6.5B, 6.6B, 6.9A, 9.1A, 9.3B: Smokeless powders contained in total quantities greater than 500kg are classified as 1.1C
0027Black powder (gunpowder). Meal or granular. Substance consisting of a mixture of charcoal, potassium nitrate, and sulphur.1.1D, 6.1E, 6.4A, 9.1D, 9.2C, 9.3C
0081Blasting explosives, Type A. Substances consisting of liquid organic nitrates such as nitroglycerin or a mixture of such ingredients with 1 or more of the following, nitrocellulose; ammonium nitrate or other inorganic nitrates; or aromatic nitro-derivatives, or combustible materials, such as wood-meal and aluminium powder.1.1D, 6.1B, 6.3B, 6.4A, 6.5B, 6.6B, 6.9A, 9.1A, 9.3B
0081Blasting explosives, Type A (permitted)1.1D, 6.1B, 6.3B, 6.4A, 6.5B, 6.6B, 6.9A, 9.1D, 9.3C
0082Blasting explosives, Type B. Substances consisting of a mixture of ammonium nitrate, sodium nitrate, and trinitrotoluene, with or without other substances such as wood-meal and aluminium powder.1.1D, 6.1D, 6.3A, 6.4A, 6.5B, 6.7B, 6.9A, 9.1B, 9.3C
0082Blasting explosives, Type B. Substances consisting of a mixture of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil with or without aluminium powder.1.1D, 6.1D, 6.3A, 6.4A, 6.9B, 9.1D
0084Blasting explosives, Type D. Substances consisting of a mixture of organic nitrated compounds and combustible materials such as hydrocarbons and aluminium powder. These explosives must not contain nitroglycerin, similar liquid organic nitrates, chlorates, or ammonium nitrate.1.1D, 6.5B
0241Blasting explosives, Type E. Substances consisting of water as an essential ingredient and high proportions of ammonium nitrate or other oxidizers, some or all of which are in solution. The other constituents may include nitro-derivatives such as trinitrotoluene, hydrocarbons or aluminium powder, stabilizers and plasticizers, glass microballoons, and different oil blends.1.1D, 6.1D, 6.3A, 6.4A, 6.8C, 6.9A, 9.1A, 9.3C
0499Propellants. Solid substances consisting of a deflagrating solid explosive used for propulsion.1.3C, 6.1E, 6.3B, 6.4A, 6.5A, 6.5B, 6.8B, 6.9A, 9.2D, 9.3C
0332Blasting explosives, Type E. Substances consisting of water as an essential ingredient and high proportions of ammonium nitrate or other oxidizers, some or all of which are in solution. The other constituents may include nitro-derivatives such as trinitrotoluene, hydrocarbons, or aluminium powder.1.5D, 6.1D, 6.3A, 6.4A, 6.8C, 6.9A, 9.1A, 9.3C
0029Detonators, non-electric for blasting. Articles consisting of a small metal or plastics tube containing explosives such as lead azide, PETN, or combinations of explosives. They are designed to start a detonation train. They may be constructed to detonate instantaneously, or may contain a delay element.1.1B
0030Detonators, electric for blasting. Articles consisting of a small metal or plastics tube containing explosives such as lead azide, PETN, or combinations of explosives, being the articles listed below. They are designed to start a detonation train. They may be constructed to detonate instantaneously, or may contain a delay element.1.1B

De La Mere:

Electrical Squibs D80 and D60 Series—

for Bullet Hits or Special Effects

MD 1

Z 17 Electric Squib

Dynamit Nobel:

Detonator Dynawell 0026FD

Detonator Special Pivot

Detonators

Dyno Nobel:

Detonators Electric

Iredet Electric Super SP Detonators

E 96 Pressure Resistant Detonator

E 97 Hi Temp Pressure Resistant Detonator

Goex International:

Detonator G-21/SWS HT

Orica (ICI):

Atlas Masterdet MS Delay Electric Detonators

Atlas Staticmaster Seismic Detonators

Detonators Electric

Detonators Electric Seismic

Detonators Electric Short Delay L Series

Detonators Electric Submarine

Orica Brazil:

Detonator DFC-10 Fluid Desensitised

Schlumberger:

Electric Detonator

Schlumberger Reservoir Completions:

Detonator Percussion High Temp

RedBull Powder Co Ltd:

Electric Delay Detonators

Electric Delay Detonators 20ms, 30ms,

0.5s series

0030Detonators, electric for blasting (permitted) as listed below. Articles consisting of a small metal or plastics tube containing explosives such as lead azide, PETN, or combinations of explosives. They are designed to start a detonation train. They may be constructed to detonate instantaneously, or may contain a delay element.1.1B

Orica (ICI):

Detonators Electric Carrick Short Delay (P)

No 8 Carrick Short Delay Detonator Nos. 0-4 (P)

0030/0255Detonators, electric for blasting as listed below. Articles consisting of a small metal or plastics tube containing explosives such as lead azide, PETN, or combinations of explosives. They are designed to start a detonation train. They may be constructed to detonate instantaneously, or may contain a delay element.1.1B. Classification 1.4B (UN 0255) applies when the article is packaged in a way that the packaged article meets the 1.4B criteria when tested

Davey Bickford (France):

Carrick MS Series Detonators

Delay MS Series Detonators

Instantaneous Detonators

Seismic Detonators

Dynamit Nobel:

Electronic Detonators Incorporating Micro Chip

Ensign Bickford Co:

EB-161 Detonators, Electric

EB-108 Detonators, Electric

Petro Explo Inc:

Detonator, TEC-1 Fluid Desensitised

Precision Blasting Systems GmbH:

i-kon Detonator (Electronic)

0030/0456Detonators, electric for blasting as listed below. Articles consisting of a small metal or plastics tube containing explosives such as lead azide, PETN, or combinations of explosives. They are designed to start a detonation train. They may be constructed to detonate instantaneously, or may contain a delay element.1.1B. Classification 1.4S (UN 0456) applies when the article is packaged in a way that the packaged article meets the 1.4S criteria when tested

Sasol Mining Initiators Pty Ltd (SMI)/Red Bull:

SMI Micro Processor Programmable Detonators

Unitronic Micro Processor Electronic Delay Detonator

Kidde-Fenwal Inc, USA:

Detonators electric

0360Detonator assemblies, non-electric for blasting as listed below. Non-electric detonators assembled with, and activated by, such means as safety fuse, shock tube, flash tube, or detonating cord. They may be of instantaneous design or incorporate delay elements. Detonating relays incorporating detonating cord are included. Other detonating relays are included in detonators, non-electric UN 0029.1.1B

Detonates Nacionales SA Antofagasta Chile:

Prima Det Noiseless Trunkline Delays

(NTD) Non-Electric Detonator Assembly

Dyno Nobel:

Nonel Super LP Series Detonator Assemblies Non-electric

Nonel Super MS Series Detonator Assemblies Non-electric

IES Pty Ltd:

Exel Bunchdet Detonator

Exel Develdet Detonators

Exel Enduradet Detonator

Exel Lead in Lines (Long Lead Instantaneous Non-Electric Detonators)

Orica (ICI):

Connectadet Non-Electric Detonating Delay

Exel Detonators

Primadet Detonator LP

Primadet Detonator MS

Primadet Trunkline Delay (TLD)

Primadet MS Connectors

Schlumberger Perforating Technologies:

Time Delay Unit

TEC Chile:

ERT/TEC Non-Electric Delay Detonator Assemblies.

0042Boosters without detonator as listed below. Articles consisting of a plastic or cardboard shell filled with a mixture of PETN and TNT (Pentolite) and the following optional ingredients, RDX, ammonium nitrate, sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, barium sulphate, plasticisers, and other insert materials.1.1D

Beston Chemical Corporation USA:

Cast Boosters Various Sizes

Dynamit Nobel GmbH:

Booster HMX 400 F Nobel

Dyno Nobel:

Detaprimers GA and WG

HDP Primers 150 and 400

Ringprime Booster

Ensign Bickford:

Boosters Various (HMX/RDX)

Slip on Boosters

Geoprime Seismic Boosters

Halliburton Energy Services:

Booster Receptor for Ballistic Transfer

Orica (ICI):

Anzomex Boosters

Anzomex Power Plus Primers

Anzomex Slider, Primer MKII

Magna Primer

Seismic Boosters

Slip on Boosters

Stopeprime Primer with Plastic Spider

Retaining Assembly

Tunniprime 25

IES Pty Ltd:

Jumboprime

Nitro Bickford France:

Seismic Boosters

Quin Investments Pty Ltd:

Cast Boosters - 1.4kg and 1.5kg (Hexalite)

Trojan Corp USA:

Superprime Universal Boosters

Redbull Powder Co Ltd:

Boosters 150g, 250g, 400g, 450g

0059Charges, shaped, without detonator as listed below. Articles consisting of a casing containing a charge of detonating explosive with a cavity lined with rigid material, without means of initiation. They are designed to produce a powerful, penetrating jet effect.1.1D

Geo. Vann:

5″ DP Charge RDX

Halliburton Energy Services:

DP Cutters and Casing Cutters

0059/0349

Charges, shaped, without detonator as listed below:

Goex International:

Severing Tool, DE, All Sizes

Tubing Cutters, All Sizes

1.1D. Classification 1.4S (UN 0349) applies when the article is packaged in a way that the packaged article meets the 1.4S criteria when tested.

Halliburton Energy Services:

DP Cutters, All Sizes

Drill Collar Severing Tools, All Sizes

Severing Tool, DE, All Sizes

Tubing Cutters, All Sizes

0059/0441

Charges, shaped, without detonator as listed below:

Description

Goex International:

Casing Cutter

1.1D. Classification 1.4S (UN 0441) applies when the article is packaged in a way that the packaged article meets the 1.4S criteria when tested.

Schlumberger Perforating Technology:

Powerjet

Ultrajet

Ultrapack

Schlumberger Reservoir Completions:

Big Hole

Cleanpack

Cleanshot

Enerjet

Get Away

HJ 11

Hypercap

Hyperdome

Hyperjet

Phased Enerjet

Phased Power Enerjet

Power Enerjet

Power Flow

Powerjet

Power Pivot

Puncher

Retrievable Phased Enerjet

RFT

Trigger

Ultracap

Ultrajet

Ultrapack

0065Cord, detonating, flexible. Article consisting of a core of detonating explosive enclosed in spun fabric, with plastics or other covering unless the spun fabric is sift proof.1.1D
0065/0289Cord, detonating, flexible. Article consisting of a core of detonating explosive enclosed in spun fabric, with plastics or other covering unless the spun fabric is sift proof.1.1D. Classification 1.4D (UN 0289) applies when the article is packaged in a way that the packaged article meets the 1.4D criteria when tested
0065/0349Cord, detonating, flexible. Article consisting of a core of detonating explosive enclosed in spun fabric, with plastics or other covering unless the spun fabric is sift proof.1.1D. Classification 1.4S (UN 0349) applies when the article is packaged in a way that the packaged article meets the 1.4S criteria when tested
0288Charges, shaped, flexible, linear as listed below. Articles consisting of a V-shaped core of a detonating explosive clad by a flexible metal sheath.1.1D

Halliburton Energy Services:

Casing Cutter 12OD

0290/0289Cord (fuse), detonating, metal clad/cord, detonating, flexible. Article consisting of a core of detonating explosive clad by a soft metal tube with or without protective covering.1.1D. Classification 1.4D (UN 0289) applies when the article is packaged in a way that the packaged article meets the 1.4D criteria when tested
0192/0193Signals, railway track, explosive. Articles containing pyrotechnic substances designed to produce signals by means of sound, flame, or smoke, or any combinations of them.1.1G. Classification 1.4S applies when the article is packaged in a way that the packaged article meets the 1.4S criteria when tested.
0333Fireworks. Display pyrotechnics designed for entertainment and not covered by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001: 1.1G
Bouquets, coloured fires and lights, crackers, fountains, gerbs, lances, maroons, mines, port fires, rockets, roman candles, saxons, scintilettes, serpents, squibs (with or without reports), tourbillions, wheels, and other manufactured fireworks, being in each case fireworks intended for display or entertainment purposes.
0333Fireworks as listed below. Display pyrotechnics designed for entertainment and not covered by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001.1.1G

Van Tiel Pyrotechnics:

Salute

0328Cartridges for weapons, inert projectile as listed below. Ammunition consisting of a projectile without a bursting charge but with a propelling charge.1.2C

Nico Pyrotechnik:

40mm × 53 Practice Cartridge with Tracer and Impact Signature

0238Rockets, line throwing1.2G
0314Igniters. Articles containing 1 or more explosive substances used to start deflagration in an explosive train. They may be actuated chemically, electrically, or mechanically.1.2G
0334Fireworks. Display pyrotechnics designed for entertainment and not covered by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001: 1.2G
Bouquets, coloured fires and lights, crackers, fountains, gerbs, lances, maroons, mines, port fires, rockets, roman candles, saxons, scintilettes, serpents, squibs (with or without reports), tourbillions, wheels, and other manufactured fireworks, being in each case fireworks intended for display or entertainment purposes.
0334Fireworks. Display pyrotechnics designed for entertainment and not covered by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001) as listed below:1.2G

Van Tiel Pyrotechnics:

Concussion Mortar

Salute

0419Flares, Surface. Articles containing pyrotechnic substances that are designed for use to illuminate, identify, signal, or warn.1.2G
0421Flares, aerial. Articles containing pyrotechnic substances that are designed for use to illuminate, identify, signal, or warn.1.2G
0186Rocket motors. Articles consisting of a solid, liquid, or hypergolic fuel contained in a cylinder fitted with 1 or more nozzles.1.3C
0277Cartridges, oil well, as listed below. Articles consisting of a casing of thin fibre, metal, or other material, and containing only propellant that projects a hardened projectile.1.3C

Schlumberger:

Oilwell Cartridges—

- 9/16″ Puncher Charge

- 2 1/8″ - 2 5/8″ Aluminium

0092Flares, surface (other than water activated contrivances). Articles containing pyrotechnic substances that are designed for use to illuminate, identify, signal or warn.1.3G
0101Fuse, instantaneous non-detonating (Quickmatch). Articles consisting of cotton yarns impregnated with a fine black powder.1.3G
0195Signals, distress, ship. Articles containing pyrotechnic substances designed to produce signals by means of sound, flame, or smoke, or any combinations of them.1.3G
0335Fireworks. Display pyrotechnics designed for entertainment and not covered by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001:1.3G
Bouquets, coloured fires and lights, crackers, fountains, gerbs, lances, maroons, mines, port fires, rockets, roman candles, saxons, scintilettes, serpents, squibs (with or without reports), tourbillions, wheels, and other manufactured fireworks, being in each case fireworks intended for display or entertainment purposes.
0335Fireworks. Display pyrotechnics designed for entertainment and not covered by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001) as listed below:1.3G
Howard Flashpots:

Fireworks Professionals:

Stage Flash Maroon

Stage Flash Red

Stage Flash White

Stage Flash White (fast)

Stage Flash White (slow)

Streamer Cannon

Confetti Cannon (small and large)

Stage Fireballs:

Red, Orange, White, Green

Stage Flare High Intensity

Stage Flares:

Orange, Red, White, Green

MP Associates:

Flitter Flash

Photo Flash

Sparkle Flash

Seal Control Unit (cracker):

Schermuly/Pains Wessex:

Thunderflash

Van Tiel Pyrotechnics:

Airburst Short Circuit

Comet and Tail

Concussion Mortar

Confetti, Glitter, Streamer Cannons

Flame Projector or Cannon, Fireball

Flare

Maroon

Rocket Motors

Roman Candles and Multi Shot Effects

Smoke, Coloured, Black, and White

Spark Fantail

Spark Mine

Starmine

Starmine System

Starshell

Strobe

Whistle, Hammer, Tourbillion

0430Articles, pyrotechnic (for technical purposes) as listed below.1.3G
Articles that contain pyrotechnic substances and are used for technical purposes such as heat generation, gas generation, theatrical effects, and the like:

Van Tiel Pyrotechnics:

List Charges

Foti’s International Fireworks:

Flame Pot

0488Ammunition, practice. Ammunition without a main bursting charge, containing a burster or expelling charge. Normally, it also contains a fuze and a propelling charge.1.3G
0255Detonators, electric (for blasting) as listed below.1.4B
Articles consisting of a small metal or plastic tube containing explosives such as lead azide, PETN, or combinations of explosives.

Fenwell Protection Systems:

Initiator Assembly PN 31 199932.004

Activator Assembly PN 32 099932.101

Indicator Fuse PN 33 113612.000

0257Fuzes, detonating. Articles designed to start a detonation or a deflagration in ammunition. They incorporate mechanical, electrical, chemical, or hydrostatic components and generally protective features.1.4B
0361Detonator assemblies, non-electric (for blasting) as listed under UN 0360 detonator assemblies, 1.1B.1.4B
Articles consisting of a small metal or plastic tube containing explosives such as lead azide, PETN, or combinations of explosives.Classification 1.4B (UN 0361) only applies when the article is packaged in a way that the packaged article meets the 1.4B criteria when tested
0276Cartridges, power device as listed below. Articles consisting of a casing with a charge of deflagrating explosive and a means of ignition.1.4C

Martin Baker Aircraft Co:

Cockpit Canopy Jettison No2 Mk2 MBCJ 560-1

Seat Ejection Secondary No3 Mk3 MBEU 17621-1

Seat Ejection Primary No3 Mk3 MBEU 646 AVY

0338Cartridges for weapons, blank or cartridges, small arms, blank. Articles that consist of a cartridge case with a centre or rim fire primer and a confined charge of smokeless or black powder but no projectile. Used for training, saluting, and in starter pistols, and the like.1.4C
0339Cartridges for weapons, inert projectile or cartridges, small arms. Ammunition consisting of a projectile without a bursting charge but with a propelling charge.1.4C
0410Fuzes, detonating with protective features. Articles designed to start a detonation or a deflagration in ammunition. They incorporate mechanical, electrical, chemical, or hydrostatic components and generally protective features.1.4D
0412Cartridge for weapons with bursting charges. Fixed (assembled) or semi-fixed (partially assembled) ammunition designed to be fired from weapons. Each cartridge includes all the components necessary to function the weapon once. The name and description must be used for small arms cartridges that cannot be described as cartridges, small arms. Separate loading ammunition is included under this name and description when the propelling charge and projectile are packed together.1.4E
0066

Cord, igniter as listed below. Article consisting of textile yarns covered with black powder or another fast burning pyrotechnic composition and with a flexible protective covering, or it consists of a core of black powder surrounded by a flexible woven fabric.

Pyrovent:

Thermalite fuse

1.4G
0191Signal devices, hand. Articles containing pyrotechnic substances designed to produce signals by means of sound, flame, or smoke, or any combinations of them.1.4G
0197Signals, smoke. Articles containing pyrotechnic substances designed to produce signals by means of sound, flame, or smoke, or any combinations of them.1.4G
0297Ammunition, illuminating with or without burster, expelling charge, or propelling charge. Ammunition designed to produce a single source of intense light for lighting up an area.1.4G
0301Ammunition, tear-producing, as listed below. Ammunition containing toxic agent. It also contains 1 or more of the following, a pyrotechnic substance, a propelling charge with primer and igniter charge, a fuze with burster or expelling charge.1.4G

Armor Holdings Inc:

Liquid Agent Barricade, 12 Gauge Ferret No T23 Powder Filled Barricade Round OC, CN, CS, Practice

No 40-17CN-CS, & Smoke, 40mm (Black Powder)

37mm Short-range 570CS, 219CN

40mm Ferret Liquid Filled Barricade Round CN, CS, OC, Practice

Defence Technology Florida USA:

Ferret-12 Liquid CS

Ferret-12 Powder CS

Ferret-40 Liquid CS

Ferret-37 Powder CS

Spede-Heat-37 Short Range CS

Stinger Grenade Rubber Pellet/CS

Triple Chaser CS Grenade

Nico Pyrotechnik:

Plus System CS/1-D

Plus System CS/15-P

40mm × 46 Cartridge with CS/1D

40mm × 46 Cartridge with Irritant CS/15-P

0303Ammunition, smoke with or without burster, expelling charge, or propelling charge (other than water-activated ammunition with white phosphorus or phosphides) as listed below.1.4G

Armor Holdings Inc:

Flameless Grenade 517CS, 117CN, 317 SAF-Smoke

Triple Chaser 515CS. 115CN, 315, SAF-Smoke

Defence Technology Florida USA:

Tri-Chamber Flameless Grenade CS

Nico Pyrotechnik:

40mm × 46 Cartridge with Smoke, NT/15

44mm Smoke Grenade

74mm Smoke Grenade, 80 sec

Smoke Generator CS3 1750 White, Low Toxic, Electric

0312Cartridges, signal. Articles designed to fire coloured flares or other signals from signal pistols, and the like.1.4G
0317Fuzes, igniting. Articles designed to start a detonation or a deflagration in ammunition. They incorporate mechanical, electrical, chemical, or hydrostatic components and generally protective features.1.4G
0320Primers, tubular. Articles consisting of a primer for ignition and an auxiliary charge of deflagrating explosive such as black powder used to ignite the propelling charge in a cartridge case for cannon, and the like.1.4G
0325Igniters. Articles containing 1 or more explosive substances used to start deflagration in an explosive train.1.4G
0336Fireworks. Display pyrotechnics designed for entertainment and not covered by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001: 1.4G
Bouquets, coloured fires and lights, crackers, fountains, gerbs, lances, maroons, mines, port fires, rockets, roman candles, saxons, scintilettes, serpents, squibs (with or without reports), tourbillions, wheels, and other manufactured fireworks, being in each case fireworks intended for display or entertainment purposes.
0336

Fireworks. Display pyrotechnics designed for entertainment and not covered by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001 as listed below:

1.4G

Foti’s International Fireworks:

Flash Pot

Spark Pot

MP Associates:

KA Series Fountains

10 Shot Tracer

38mm Tracers

Starting Pistol Caps - Giant Amorces

Van Tiel Pyrotechnics:

Flash Pot (coloured report)

Fountain

Gerb

Jet

Waterfall

Smoke, coloured (Black, White)

Flare

Strobe

Smoke, Coloured, Black, and White

Spark Fantail

Spark Mine

Starmine

0362Ammunition, practice. Ammunition without a main bursting charge, containing a burster or expelling charge. Normally, it also contains a fuze and a propelling charge.1.4G
0431Articles, pyrotechnic (for technical purposes) as listed below.1.4G
Articles that contain pyrotechnic substances and are used for technical purposes such as heat generation, gas generation, theatrical effects, etc.

Combat Simulation Systems Pty Ltd:

Pyronex Charges Electric

Le Maitre Pyrotechnics Inc:

Gold Gerb Mini

Mini Gerbs Silver and Silver Long Duration

Shimmer Gerb Mini

Silver Jet/Silver Jet Reduced Height

Silver Star

Nico Pyrotechnik:

Sound and Flash Grenades, 1-9 Bang, Training, Aluminium or Steel

44mm Coloured Smoke Grenade, Various

60mm Coloured Smoke Grenade

Precision Theatrical Effects:

Cannon Simulator/Concussion

Flame Mortar - 100 and 200 All Colours

Gerb TS/Flare and Flash

Mines All Colours and Effects

Mortar Hit Type 3, 4, R, RS, G, GS, Y

RTG Airburst

Van Tiel Pyrotechnics:

Fuse Match (Bare, Piped, and Sparking)

0503Air bag inflators, pyrotechnic or air bag modules, pyrotechnic or seat belt pretensioners, pyrotechnic.1.4G
0070Cutters, cable, explosive. Articles consisting of a knife-edged device that is driven by a small charge of deflagrating explosive into an anvil.1.4S
0105Fuse, safety as listed below. Article consisting of a core of fine grained black powder (typically 65% potassium nitrate, 24% sulphur, and 11% carbon), 5 grams/metre surrounded by a flexible woven fabric with 1 or more protective outer coverings (bitumen, plastic, or yarn and wax). In some cases, sodium nitrate may be substituted for potassium nitrate.1.4S

Davey Bickford:

Safety Fuse

Orica (ICI):

Orange Superior and Selected Buff Safety Fuse

Safety Fuse

Alisa Waxed Safety Fuse

Redbull Powder Co:

Safety Fuse

Wano Schwarzpulver GmbH:

Safety Fuse

0131Lighters, fuse. Articles of various design actuated by friction, percussion, or electricity and used to ignite safety fuse.1.4S
0323Cartridges, power device as listed below. Articles consisting of a casing with a charge of deflagrating explosive and a means of ignition.1.4S
Ampac Industrial Cartridges
Baker Oil Tools, Power Charges Various, SN/PP

Bell Helicopter Textron:

Cartridge Power Device Item No 3098

Cartridge Actuator Devices Inc:

Cartridge Power Device P/N-BL11140-1

Gas Cartridge Actuator

Martin Baker Aircraft Co:

Seat Ejection Drogue Mk2 MBEU 299644-1

Nammo Vanasverken:

Power Unit-PC (for CG Power Cutter)

Pacific Scientific Company (Importer - Airwork NZ Ltd):

Fire Extinguisher Actuator for Aircraft

Schlumberger Reservoir Completions:

Power Super Set Propellant

Super Set Power Cartridge, SN/CAR

Swartklip Products South Africa:

Boulder Booster Cartridge 10gm and 15gm

Boulder Buster Cartridge

Titan Specialties Inc:

Power Charge, Titan, SN/PP

Walter Kidde:

Fire Extinguisher Actuator 58311 Series

0337Firework. Display pyrotechnics designed for entertainment and not covered by the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001:1.4S
Bouquets, coloured fires and lights, crackers, fountains, gerbs, lances, maroons, mines, port fires, rockets, roman candles, saxons, scintilettes, serpents, squibs (with or without reports), tourbillions, wheels, and other manufactured fireworks, being in each case fireworks intended for display or entertainment purposes.
0349Articles, explosive, N.O.S. (not otherwise specified) as listed below:

Aerotech Model Rocket Engines:

Sizes E-G

Sizes H-M

Reloadable Motor Systems Sizes E-G, H-M

Orica:

Signal Tube Excel Connector Line

Nonel Tube (signal tube)

Rockbreaking Solutions Pty Ltd:

27.5mm PCF Cartridge

42mm PCF Cartridge

60mm PCF Cartridge

0373Signal devices, hand.1.4S
0405Cartridges, signal. Articles designed to fire coloured flares or other signals from signal pistols, and the like.1.4S
0432Articles, pyrotechnic (for technical purposes) as listed below.1.4S
Articles that contain pyrotechnic substances and are used for technical purposes such as heat generation, gas generation, theatrical effects, and the like.

Aerotech Model Rocket Engines:

Sizes A-D

Reloadable Motor Systems Sizes A-D

C-I-L/Evan Inc Canada:

Streeks II

Estes:

Model Rocket Engine - Type A-D

Kemica Ltd:

Cassette Degradation (S-200) Red MaxiPak

Model Rectifier Corporation (MRC):

Model Rocket Engines A-C

Quest Aerospace Education USA:

Model Rocket Motors Sizes A-C

0454Igniters. Articles containing 1 or more explosive substances used to start deflagration in an explosives train. They may be actuated chemically, electrically, or mechanically. This term excludes the following articles that are listed separately, cord, igniter; fuse, igniter; fuse, non-detonating; fuzes, igniting; lighters, fuse; primers, cap type; primers, tubular.1.4S

Schedule 4 Changes to controls relating to fireworks

r 6(1)

Control—Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/116)Changes to controls
Regulation 22This regulation applies as if, for the words of either regulations 23 and 24, or regulation 25, there were substituted the words of regulation 23.
Regulation 23The regulations apply as if regulation 23 were omitted and the following substituted:
  • 23

    Requirements for containers securing fireworks

  • (1)

    Any container (not being packaging) used to secure fireworks must be—

    • (a)

      of fire-resisting construction; and

    • (b)

      secured so that a person cannot gain access to it without tools, keys, or any other device for operating locks; and

    • (c)

      monitored by a security system.

Regulation 24The regulations apply as if regulation 24 were omitted.
Regulation 25The regulations apply as if regulation 25 were omitted.
Regulation 27This regulation applies as if subclauses (1)(f) and (3)(c) were omitted.
This regulation applies as if, for subclause (1)(d), there were substituted:
  • (d)

    no readily combustible material is present within 2 metres of the outside of a hazardous substance location holding up to 10 000 kg of fireworks in a standard ISO transport container, or within 5 metres of the outside of a hazardous substance location holding more than 10 000 kg of fireworks; and

Regulation 28The regulations apply as if regulation 28 were omitted.
Regulation 29The regulations apply as if regulation 29 were omitted.
Regulation 46This regulation applies as if subclauses (1)(b) and (c), (2), and (3) were omitted.
Regulations 47 to 52The regulations apply as if regulations 47 to 52 were omitted.
Control—Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/124)Changes to controls
Regulation 21The regulations apply as if regulation 21 were omitted and the following substituted:
  • 21

    Secondary identifiers for fireworks

    In addition to any information required by regulations 10 and 18, a firework must be identified by the following information:

    (a)

    a description of the principal effect of the firework; and

    (b)

    a warning related to use.

Regulation 52The regulations apply as if regulation 52 were omitted and the following substituted:
  • 52

    Signage requirements

    If fireworks are located in a building (but not in a particular room or compartment within it), there must be positioned at primary points of vehicular and pedestrian access to the building, and at primary points of vehicular and pedestrian access to land where the building is located, signage—

    (a)

    stating that fireworks are present; and

    (b)

    stating the general type of hazard; and

    (c)

    describing the general type of classification.

Control—Hazardous Substances (Disposal) Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/119)Changes to controls
Regulation 10The regulations apply as if regulation 10 were omitted.

Schedule 5 Changes to controls relating to safety ammunition

r 6(2)

Control—Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/116)Changes to controls
Regulation 31This regulation applies as if subclause (2) were omitted.
Regulation 46This regulation applies as if subclauses (1)(c), (2), and (3) were omitted.
Regulations 47 to 50The regulations apply as if regulations 47 to 50 were omitted.
Control—Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/124)Changes to controls
Regulation 21The regulations apply as if regulation 21 were omitted.
Regulation 52The regulations apply as if regulation 52 were omitted and the following substituted:
  • 52

    Signage requirements

    If safety ammunition is located in a building (but not in a particular room or compartment within it), there must be positioned at primary points of vehicular and pedestrian access to the building, and at primary points of vehicular and pedestrian access to land where the building is located, signage—

    (a)

    stating that safety ammunition is present; and

    (b)

    stating the general type of hazard; and

    (c)

    describing the general type of classification.

Control—Hazardous Substances (Disposal) Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/119)Changes to controls
Regulation 10The regulations apply as if regulation 10 were omitted.

Schedule 6 Changes to controls relating to other explosives

r 6(3)

Control—Hazardous Substances (Classes 6, 8, and 9 Controls) Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/117)Changes to controls
Regulations 5 and 6The regulations apply as if regulations 5 and 6 were omitted.
Regulations 11 to 27The regulations apply as if regulations 11 to 27 were omitted.
Regulations 29 and 30The regulations apply as if regulations 29 and 30 were omitted.
Regulations 32 to 45The regulations apply as if regulations 32 to 45 were omitted.
Control—Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/124)Changes to controls
Regulation 9The regulations apply to picric acid, smokeless powder, gunpowder, and blasting explosives type A, B, and E as if regulation 9 were omitted.
Regulation 20The regulations apply to smokeless powder, gunpowder, blasting explosives type A, B, and E as if regulation 20 were omitted.
Regulation 36(8)The regulations apply to smokeless powder as if regulation 36(8) were omitted.
Regulation 53The regulations apply to smokeless powder, gunpowder, and blasting explosives as if regulation 53 were omitted.
Control—Hazardous Substances (Emergency Management) Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/123)Change to controls
Regulation 8(f)The regulations apply to smokeless powder, gunpowder, and blasting explosives type A, B, and E as if regulation 8(f) were omitted.

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 July 2003.

Contents
  • 1

    General

  • 2

    Status of reprints

  • 3

    How reprints are prepared

  • 4

    Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5

    List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)

Notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks, Safety Ammunition, and Other Explosives Transfer) Regulations 2003. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 1 July 2011, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/.

2 Status of reprints

Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared

A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

  • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as “of this section” and “of this Act”)

  • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

  • layout of provisions, including:

    • indentation

    • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

  • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

  • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as “the 1st day of January 1999” is now expressed as “1 January 1999”)

  • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

  • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

  • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

  • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

    • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

    • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

  • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

  • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

  • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)

Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011 (2011 No 14): section 53(3)