Hazardous Substances (Compressed Gases) Regulations 2004

  • revoked
  • Hazardous Substances (Compressed Gases) Regulations 2004: revoked, on 1 December 2017, by regulation 4(1) of the Hazardous Substances (Health and Safety Reform Revocations) Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/233).

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Hazardous Substances (Compressed Gases) Regulations 2004

(SR 2004/43)

Hazardous Substances (Compressed Gases) Regulations 2004: revoked, on 1 December 2017, by regulation 4(1) of the Hazardous Substances (Health and Safety Reform Revocations) Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/233).

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 1st day of March 2004

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.

Pursuant to section 140(1)(c) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council (given on the recommendation of the Minister for the Environment made in compliance with section 141(1) of that Act), makes the following regulations.


4Application of regulations to certain pressure equipment
5Application of existing standards
5AApplication of regulations to UNRTDG cylinders
6Design to withstand maximum developed pressure
7Reference temperatures
9Application of this Part
9AUse and supply of cylinders
10Standards for cylinders
11Standards for fire extinguishers
12Standards for cylinder neck threads
13Materials used for cylinders
14Cylinders for gases held at cryogenic temperatures
15Design verification of cylinders
16Manufacture of cylinders
17Repair of cylinders [Revoked]
18Restrictions on imported cylinders
19Test certificate for imported cylinders
20Requirement for pre-commissioning certificate
21Waiver of pre-commissioning certificate requirement
22Issue of pre-commissioning certificate
23Declining to issue pre-commissioning certificate
23AApplication of this Part
23BFire extinguisher registration number
23CStandards for low-pressure fire extinguishers
23DManufacture of low-pressure fire extinguishers
23ESavings provision for existing low-pressure fire extinguishers
24Restrictions on import, manufacture, and supply of aerosols
25Restrictions on import, manufacture, and supply of non-refillable containers
26Restriction on import, manufacture, or supply of cylinder fittings
27Cylinder valves
28Outlet connection for cylinder valves
29Cylinder valve design for particular gases
30Cylinder over-pressure protection for particular gases
32LPG regulator or LPG automatic changeover device
33Overfill protection device for LPG cylinders
34LPG valve outlet adaptors
35Restrictions on imported LPG fittings
36Test certificate for imported fittings
37Failure to give clearance to imported fitting
38Waiver of clearance of imported fittings
39Markings for cylinders and fire extinguishers
40Additional markings for cylinders containing dry gas
41Additional markings for cylinders containing toxic gas
42Compliance with the Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001
43Tampering with markings on cylinder fittings
44Cylinder valve markings
45Cylinder regulator markings
46Cylinder adaptor markings
47Markings for automatic changeover devices for LPG
48Marking of fittings
49Marking of aerosols
50Marking of non-refillable containers
51Cylinder not to be used beyond specified cylinder life
52Periodic tests and certificates
53Requirements of periodic tester
54Consequences of test failure
55Periodic testing of LPG valve and pressure relief device
56Restrictions on charging cylinders
57Restriction on charging aerosol dispensers
58Restriction on charging non-refillable containers with certain gases
59Restriction on persons able to charge compressed gas containers
60Approval of fillers
61Maximum filling ratio for cylinders and compressed gas stationary tanks
61AAir in self-contained breathing apparatus
62Charging cylinders and compressed gas stationary tanks with liquid gases
63Charging cryogenic containers
64Developed pressure for permanent gases
65Restriction on cylinders previously used for class 6.1 gases
66Refilling a cylinder
67Charging a cylinder or tank with carbon dioxide
67ARepair of cylinders
68Application of this Part
69Emergency response planning
70Content of emergency response plan
71Availability of equipment, materials, and people
72Availability of plans
73Testing plans
74Plan can be part of other management documentation
75Cylinder register
76Special register for cylinders
77Cylinder fittings register
78Special register for cylinder fittings
79Recalls and design withdrawals
80Certain approved specifications and designs deemed registered
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