Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Amendment Regulations 2010

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Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Amendment Regulations 2010

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of December 2010

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 21 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Labour made after consultation in accordance with section 21(2) of that Act, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Amendment Regulations 2010.

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 Certificate of competence of manager of underground coal mine

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 regulation 11 of the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Regulations 1996.

Regulation 11 provides for managers of underground coal mines to hold certain certificates of competence. The amendments remove references to a certificate of competence as a coal mine deputy. This means that a manager of an operation in which an underground coal mine is worked by not more than 15 people underground at any one time must hold either a certificate of competence as a first-class coal mine manager or a certificate of competence as a coal mine underviewer.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 December 2010.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Labour.