Hazardous Substances (Tank Wagons and Transportable Containers) Amendment Regulations 2004

2004/256

Hazardous Substances (Tank Wagons and Transportable Containers) Amendment Regulations 2004


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry for the Environment.


Pursuant to section 76(1) 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 Application of regulations
  • Regulation 4(2) of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, after the words tank wagon where they first appear, the words , other than a tank trailer with a capacity of less than 2 000 L,.

4 Ability to withstand stress of load
  • Regulation 9(1)(b)(i) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the expression 0.03, and substituting the expression 0.3.

5 Pressure resistance
  • (1) Regulation 10(1) of the principal regulations is amended by revoking paragraph (b), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (b) when operated at the maximum obtainable pressure, if the tank contains a liquid hazardous substance, the loss of the liquid hazardous substance from the tank is not more than 0.1 L per day; and.

    (2) Regulation 10(6) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the expression 2.1.1,.

6 Tank impact resistance
  • (1) Regulation 13(1) of the principal regulations is amended by revoking paragraph (b).

    (2) Regulation 13 of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following subclause:

    • (3) For the purpose of the design and construction requirements in subclause (1), the tank must be empty.

7 New regulation 14A inserted
  • The principal regulations are amended by inserting, after regulation 14, the following regulation:

    14A Maximum compartment size
    • (1) A compartment of a tank wagon that is a refuelling unit, other than a road tank wagon, must not have a capacity greater than 20 000 L.

      (2) A compartment of any other tank wagon must not have a capacity greater than 10 000 L.

8 Loss minimisation while transferring liquids or gases
  • (1) Regulation 16(3) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the words downstream end of the vehicle.

    (2) Regulation 16(4) is revoked.

9 Minimising risk of possible ignition
  • Regulation 18(1) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the words 58 to 61, and substituting the words 58, 60, and 61.

Diane Morcom,

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 (Tank Wagons and Transportable Containers) Regulations 2004. The amendments adjust the application of the regulations by refining some of its technical requirements.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 August 2004.


  • 1 SR 2004/46