This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Hazardous Substances (Classes 6, 8, and 9 Controls) 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.
The additional requirements are contained in new Part 4. New regulation 52 defines sodium fluoroacetate (in the restrictive manner described above).
New regulation 53 requires a person in charge of a place of work 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, any quantity of sodium fluoroacetate is present in the place of work; and
if, at any time in a calendar year, any quantity of sodium fluoroacetate is present in the place of work (even if the quantity present was obtained or manufactured in a previous calender year).
New regulation 54 requires a person who imports sodium fluoroacetate into New Zealand to provide the Authority and the New Zealand Customs Service with certain information (in hard copy or electronically) before the substance is collected.
Date of notification in Gazette: 11 March 2015.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.