Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Regulations 2004

2004/434

Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Regulations 2004


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry for the Environment.


Pursuant to Part 3 of the Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, and on the recommendation of the Minister for the Environment whose recommendation has been made—

  • (a) after consultation by the Minister in accordance with section 17 of that Act; and

  • (b) after being satisfied that, after making the regulations, New Zealand will be able to give effect to its obligations under the Convention and the Protocol—makes the following regulations.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 14 January 2005.

3 Exemptions for imports of bulk controlled substances
  • Regulation 29(e) of the principal regulations is amended by adding the words or a critical use.

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 14 January 2005, amend the Ozone Layer Protection Regulations 1996 to enable the Minister of Commerce to grant an exemption in respect of the prohibition on the importation of bulk controlled substances that are to be used only for a use determined by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol to be a critical use. This amendment will enable the Minister of Commerce to grant an exemption in respect of the prohibition on the importation of methyl bromide so that methyl bromide may be imported for a use agreed by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol to be a critical use. Currently, under the Montreal Protocol the only bulk controlled substance that may be subject to a critical use exemption is methyl bromide.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 December 2004.


  • 1 SR 1996/222