Hazardous Substances (Tracking) Amendment Regulations 2003

2003/184

Hazardous Substances (Tracking) Amendment Regulations 2003


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry for the Environment.


Pursuant to section 76(1)(e) 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 Schedule 1 amended
  • Schedule 1 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting from column 2 the hazard classifications item relating to a substance's explosiveness, and substituting the following hazardous classifications item:

    All class 1 substances, 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)cable cutters of class 1.4S (UN 0070); and
    (d)power device cartridges of class 1.4S (UN 0323); and
    (e)signal or shock tubes of class 1.4 (UN 0349); and
    (f)cassette degradation devices of class 1.4S (UN 0432); and
    (g)beyond their point of sale to the public,—
     (i) fireworks in classes 1.3G, 1.4G, and 1.4S that are subject to the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001; and
     (ii) emergency flares and signalling devices in classes 1.3G, 1.4G, and 1.4S; and
     (iii) model rocket motors in classes 1.4G and 1.4S; and
     (iv) propellants in classes 1.3C (UN 0161 and UN 0449) and 1.1C (UN 0160), in amounts of less than 15 kg; and
     (v) gunpowder of class 1.1D (UN 0027), in amounts of less than 15 kg; and
     (vi) igniting fuzes of class 1.4G (UN 0317); and
     (vii) igniters of class 1.4S (UN 0454).

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 (Tracking) Regulations 2001. The effect of the amendment is to exempt low hazard explosive substances from the tracking requirements in Schedule 1.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 July 2003.


  • 1 SR 2001/120