Hazardous Substances (Identification) Amendment Regulations 2003

2003/180

Hazardous Substances (Identification) Amendment Regulations 2003


Note

These regulations are administered in 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.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Secondary identifiers for explosive substances
  • Regulation 21 of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following paragraph:

    • (d) if an explosive is approved by the Authority for use in underground mining operations where flammable atmospheres are present, an identifier approved for the purpose by the Authority.

4 Schedule 2 amended
  • Schedule 2 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the item relating to class 1 hazardous classification, and substituting the following item:

    The following class 1:gas, liquid, or solid5 kg (gross weight) per package
    (a) airbag initiators and seatbelt pretensioners of classes 1.4G or 1.4S:  
    (b) cable cutters of class 1.4S: (UN 0700):  
    (c) power device cartridges of class 1.4S (UN 0323):  
    (d) signal or shock tubes of class 1.4S (UN 0349):  
    (e) cassette degradation devices of class 1.4S (UN 0432):  
    (f) emergency flares and signalling devices of classes 1.3G, 1.4G, and 1.4S:  
    (g) model rocket motors of class 1.4G and 1.4S:  
    (h) igniting fuzes of class 1.4G (UN 0317):  
    (i) igniters of class 1.4S (UN 0454).  
    The rest of class 1 except—gas, liquid, or solidany quantity
    (a) fireworks subject to the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001:  
    (b) safety ammunition, including pre-primed cartridges and primers, of class 1.4S.  
5 Schedule 3 amended
  • (1) Schedule 3 of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, on the same line as the heading Schedule 3, the regulation reference rr 51(1), 52.

    (2) Schedule 3 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the first item relating to explosiveness, and substituting the following item:

    ExplosivenessFireworks that are subject to the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 20011 000 kg (gross weight)
     Safety ammunition, including pre-primed cartridges and primers of class 1.4S10 000 kg (gross weight)
     Airbag initiators and seatbelt pretensioners of classes 1.4G or 1.4S5 000 kg (gross weight)
     Cable cutters of class 1.4S (UN 0070)5 000 kg (gross weight)
     Power device cartridges of class 1.4S (UN 0323)5 000 kg (gross weight)
     Signal or shock tubes of class 1.4S (UN 0349)5 000 kg (gross weight)
     Cassette degradation devices of class 1.4S (UN 0432)5 000 kg (gross weight)
     Propellant powders of classes 1.1C (UN 0160) and 1.3C (UN 0161 and 0499), gunpowder of class 1.1D (UN 0027), and substances of classes 1.3G, 1.4G, and 1.4S not listed above50 kg
     All remaining explosive hazard classificationsAny quantity

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001.

The effect of the amendments is—

  • to include in regulation 21 a requirement for identification of explosives approved for use in underground mining operations where flammable atmospheres are present; and

  • to exempt from the documentation requirements set out in Schedule 2 small quantities of low hazard explosive substances; and

  • to provide detailed quantities that will trigger the requirement to provide the prescribed signage.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 July 2003.


  • 1 SR 2001/124