Hazardous Substances (Emergency Management) Amendment Regulations 2003

2003/183

Hazardous Substances (Emergency Management) Amendment Regulations 2003


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry for the Environment.


Pursuant to section 76(1)(d) 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 Fire extinguishers required
  • Regulation 21 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting subclause (1), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (1) Every place must have the number of fire extinguishers specified in Schedule 3 if the hazardous substances present, or likely to be present, exceed the quantities in Schedule 3.

4 Schedule 1 amended
  • Schedule 1 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting from column 2 the hazard classification item relating to a substance's explosiveness, and substituting the following hazard classification item:

    Class 1—all hazard classifications except the following:
    (a) safety ammunition, including pre-primed cartridges and primers, of class 1.4S; and
    (b) airbag initiators and seatbelt pretensioners of classes 1.4G and 1.4S; and
    (c) fireworks subject to the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001; and
    (d) cable cutters of class 1.4S (UN 0070); and
    (e) power device cartridges of class 1.4S (UN 0323); and
    (f) signal or shock tubes of class 1.4S (UN 0349); and
    (g) cassette degradation devices of class 1.4S (UN 0432): and
    (h) emergency flares and signalling devices of classes 1.3G. 1.4G, and 1.4S; and
    (i) model rocket motors of classes 1.4G and 1.4S; and
    (j) igniting fuzes of class 1.4G (UN 0317): and
    (k) igniters of class 1.4S (UN 0454).
5 Schedule 2 amended
  • Schedule 2 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting from column 1 the hazard classification item relating to Class 1, and substituting the item set out in Schedule 1.

6 Schedule 3 amended
  • Schedule 3 of the principal regulations is amended by—

    • (a) omitting from in column 1 the hazard classification item 1.1B, and substituting the hazard classification item 1.1A, 1.1B, 1.2B ; and

    • (b) omitting from column 1 the hazard classification item 1.1C, 1.1D, 1.1E, and substituting the hazard classification item 1.1C, 1.1D, 1.1E, 1.1F, 1.1G, 1.1J, 1.1L, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.2F, 1.2G, 1.2H, 1.2J, 1.2K, 1.2L, 1.3C, 1.3F, 1.3G, 1.3H, 1.3J, 1.3K, 1.3L ; and

    • (c) omitting from column 1 the hazard classification item 1.4B, 1.4C, 1.4D, 1.4E, 1.4F, 1.4G, 1.4S, and substituting the hazard classification item 1.4B, 1.4C, 1.4D, 1.4E, 1.4F, 1.4G, 1.4S, 1.5D, 1.6N ; and

    • (d) adding the items set out in Schedule 2.

7 Schedule 4 amended
  • Schedule 4 of the principal regulations is amended by—

    • (a) omitting from column 1 the hazard classification item 1.1A, 1.1B, 1.1C, 1.1D, 1.1E, 1.2B, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E 1.2F, 1.2G, 1.2H, 1.2I, 1.2J, 1.2K, 1.2L, and substituting the hazard classification item 1.1A, 1.1B, 1.1C, 1.1D, 1.1E, 1.1F, 1.1G, 1.1J, 1.1L, 1.2B, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.2F, 1.2G, 1.2H, 1.2J, 1.2K, 1.2L ; and

    • (b) omitting from column 1 the hazard classification item relating to 1.4B, 1.4C, 1.4D, 1.4E, 1.4F, 1.4G, 1.4S, 1.5D, 1.6N, and substituting the following hazard classification item:

    1.4B, 1.4C, 1.4D, 1.4E, 1.4F, 1.4G, 1.4S, 1.5D, 1.6N, except the following:

    1.4B, 1.4C, 1.4D, 1.4E, 1.4F, 1.4G, 1.4S, 1.5D, 1.6N, except the following:
    (a) fireworks subject to the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001; and
    (b) safety ammunition, including pre-primed cartridges and primers, of class 1.4S; and
    (c) airbag initiators and seatbelt pretensioners of classes 1.4G and 1.4S; and
    (d) cable cutters of class 1.4S (UN 0070); and
    (e) power device cartridges of class 1.4S (UN 0323); and
    (f) signal or shock tubes of class 1.4S (UN 0349); and
    (g) cassette degradation devices of class 1.4S (UN 0432); and
    (h) emergency flares and signalling devices of classes 1.3G, 1.4G, and 1.4S.
8 Schedule 5 amended
  • Schedule 5 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the item relating to explosive substances, and substituting the item set out in Schedule 3.


Schedule 1
Amendments to Schedule 2 of principal regulations

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The following class 1:  
(a)airbag initiators and seatbelt pretensioners of classes 1.4G and 1.4Sany5 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 tubes 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 classes 1.3G, 1.4G and 1.4Sany5 kg (gross weight) per package
(g)model rocket motors of classes 1.4G and 1.4Sany5 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—
(a)fireworks subject to the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001anyany amount
(b)safety ammunition, including pre-primed cartridges and primers, of class 1.4Sanyany amount

Schedule 2
Additions to Schedule 3 of principal regulations

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Fireworks subject to the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001solid300 kg (gross weight)1
Safety ammunition, including pre-primed cartridges and primers, of class 1.4Ssolid500 kg (gross weight)1

Schedule 3
Amendments to Schedule 5 of principal regulations

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Explosive substancesFireworks 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 class 1.4G and 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)
 Propellants of class 1.1C (UN 0160) and 1.3C (UN 0161 and UN 0499), gun-powder of class 1.1D (UN 0027), and substances of classes 1.3G, 1.4G, and 1.4S not listed above50 kg
 All remaining explosive hazardous 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 (Emergency Management) Regulations 2001. The effect of the amendments is to—

  • clarify in regulation 21 the requirement for fire extinguishers to be present; and

  • exempt low hazard explosive substances from—

    • the information requirements in Schedules l and 2; and

    • the fire extinguisher requirements in Schedule 3;

    • and the level 3 requirements in Schedule 4; and

  • provide signage requirements in Schedule 5 for specified quantities of low hazard explosive substances.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 July 2003.


  • 1 SR 2001/123