Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Amendment Regulations 2008



Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Amendment Regulations 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 14th day of April 2008

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 75(1)(a), 140(1)(f) and (r), and 141A(1)(b) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1 Title
  • These regulations are the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Amendment Regulations 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Test certificate for fireworks
  • (1) Regulation 11(1)(i) is amended by adding ; and.

    (2) Regulation 11(1) is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

    • (j) when used produce a percussive effect that—

      • (i) is not greater than necessary to achieve the visual effect of the fireworks; and

      • (ii) is a subsidiary effect only; and

    • (k) when used produce a noise that is not more than 90 dB as measured—

      • (i) at a horizontal distance of 15 metres from, and at a height of 1 metre above, the location of the firework tested; and

      • (ii) by a sound measuring device that conforms with type 1 of BS EN 61672–1:2003, Electroacoustics. Sound level meters. Specifications.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
for 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 their notification in the Gazette, amend the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001.

The amendments place restrictions on the noise fireworks make when used. The amendments refer to a British standard for sound level meters. This standard is incorporated by reference because it is considered too large to be printed in full as part of the regulations. Under section 141A of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, this reference does not include any subsequent amendments to the standard. This standard is available for inspection free of charge at the offices of the Ministry for the Environment at Wellington, from where copies may also be purchased.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 April 2008.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.