This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Hazardous Substances (Exempt Laboratories) Regulations 2001 to impose additional requirements in relation to the use of sodium fluoroacetate (commonly known as 1080 poison). The new requirements relate only to sodium fluoroacetate in its pure form, and not to derivative substances such as pellets to be used for pest control activities that contain 1 gram of sodium fluoroacetate per kilogram of pellets.
The regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.
New regulation 17 requires a laboratory manager to provide the Environmental Protection Authority (the Authority) with certain information in the following circumstances:
if, on the day on which these amendment regulations come into force, the laboratory holds any quantity of sodium fluoroacetate:
if, in any calendar year, a laboratory holds, obtains, or manufactures sodium fluoroacetate (even if the quantity held was obtained or manufactured in a previous calendar year).
New regulation 18 requires a laboratory manager to ensure that any sodium fluoroacetate held in the laboratory is securely stored when not in use.
New regulation 19 requires a laboratory manager to provide the Authority and the New Zealand Customs Service with certain information (in hard copy or electronically) before any sodium fluoroacetate imported for the laboratory is collected.
Date of notification in Gazette: 11 March 2015.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.