Hazardous Substances (Disposal) Amendment Regulations 2003

2003/182

Hazardous Substances (Disposal) Amendment Regulations 2003


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry for the Environment.


Pursuant to section 76(1)(c) 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 Disposal requirements for packages
  • Regulation 10(3)(a) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the words substance has been treated so that it is no longer a hazardous substance, and substituting the words package has been treated to remove any residual contents of the hazardous substance.

4 Schedule 1 amended
  • (1) Schedule 1 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting from paragraph (a) of the item relating to class 1 hazardous substances the word small.

    (2) Schedule 1 of the principal regulations is amended by adding to the item relating to class 1 hazardous substances the following paragraphs:

    (e) cable cutters of class 1.4S (UN 0070):
    (f) power device cartridges of class 1.4S (UN 0323):
    (g) signal or shock tube of class 1.4S (UN 0349):
    (h) cassette degradation devices of class 1.4S (UN 0432):
    (i) igniting fuzes of class 1.4G (UN 0317):
    (j) igniters of class 1.4S (UN 0454)
5 Schedule 2 amended
  • Schedule 2 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the item relating to class 1 hazardous substances, and substituting the following items:

    The following class 1:  
    (a) airbag initiators and seatbelt pretensioners of class 1.4G or 1.4S:any5 kg (gross weight) per package
    (b) cable cutters of class 1.4S (UN 0070):any5 kg (gross weight) per package
    (c) power device cartridges of class 1.4S (UN 0323):any5 kg (gross weight) per package
    (d) signal or shock tube of class 1.4S (UN 0349):any5 kg (gross weight) per package
    (e) cassette degradation devices of class 1.4S (UN 0432):any5 kg (gross weight) per package
    (f) emergency flares and signalling devices of class 1.3G, 1.4G, and 1.4S:any5 kg (gross weight) per package
    (g) model rocket motors of class 1.4G and 1.4S:any5 kg (gross weight) per package
    (h) igniting fuzes of class 1.4G (UN 0317):any5 kg (gross weight) per package
    (i) igniters of class 1.4S (UN 0454).any5 kg (gross weight) per package
    The rest of class 1 except—anyany amount
    (a) fireworks subject to the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001:  
    (b) safety ammunition, including preprimed cartridges and primers of class 1.4S  

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 (Disposal) Regulations 2001

  • by amending regulation 10, in relation to a class 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substance, so that a package does not have to be disposed of in accordance with subclause (2) if the package has been treated to remove any residual contents of the hazardous substance:

  • by amending Schedule 1 to exempt low hazard explosive substances from the requirement to have disposal information with the substance:

  • by amending Schedule 2 to exempt low hazard explosive substances from the requirement to have documentation when in small packages.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 July 2003.


  • 1 SR 2001/119