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 (Compressed Gases) Regulations 2004.
The amendments, which aim to make the regulations operate more effectively,—
•clarify that the regulations cover fittings associated with LPG cylinders:
•apply Parts 1, 8, and 9 to pressure equipment to which the Health and Safety in Employment (Pressure Equipment, Cranes, and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations 1999 apply:
•enable any person to apply under regulation 15 to a design verifier for a design verification certificate for a cylinder:
•enable clearances for imported cylinders to be given by test certifiers rather than enforcement officers:
•require persons who use or supply a cylinder of a design that has not previously been imported into, or manufactured in, New Zealand to obtain a pre-commissioning certificate under regulation 22. The requirement is shifted from the importer to the user or supplier:
•provide that only approved fillers may charge compressed gas containers:
•make technical corrections about reference temperatures, standards, and other matters.