Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2010

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2010

Public Act2010 No 18
Date of assent19 April 2010
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

4 Interpretation

5 Meaning of term new organism

6 Powers, functions, and duties of Authority

7 Delegation by Authority

8 Application under section 34 may be treated as application under section 38A

9 New section 38BA inserted

10 Determination of applications to import or release new organisms with controls

11 Application for containment approval for new organisms

12 New section 42C inserted

13 Determination of application

14 Applications required to be publicly notified

15 Time limits and waivers

16 Grounds for reassessment of a substance or organism

17 Reassessment

18 New section 63B inserted

19 Issue of test certificates by test certifiers

20 Register of test certificates

21 Delegation by approved person

22 Revocation of test certificates for approved fillers and approved handlers

23 When group standards may be issued or amended

24 Enforcement of Act

25 Enforcement of Act in respect of new organisms

26 Enforcement of Act in respect of hazardous substances in place of work

27 Offences

28 New sections 109A and 109B inserted

29 Strict liability and defences

30 Incorporation of material by reference

31 New sections 141B to 141I inserted

32 Additional matters to be included in statement of intent

33 Additional reporting requirements

34 Transitional provision for applications

35 Transitional provision for reassessment of hazardous substance

36 Transitional provision for aerodromes

37 Transitional provision for cost recovery

38 Transitional provision for filing charging document

Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: