Pursuant to section 79(5) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (“HSNO Act”), the Environmental Risk Management Authority advises that it approved on
2 April 2007, the Code of Practice for Retail Fireworks: Design, Performance, Testing, Storage, Transport, Sale and Use.
This code is intended to provide a means of compliance with the regulatory requirements of the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001.
The code was prepared to specifically address the design, performance and testing of retail fireworks.
It also provides guidance to importers of retail fireworks
on the HSNO Act requirements for importation, storage, transport and sale of retail fireworks of classifications
1.3G (UN 0335), 1.4G (UN 0336) and 1.4S (UN 0337).
This code can be inspected at the Wellington office of ERMA New Zealand, Level 1, BP House, 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, or can be downloaded from the ERMA New Zealand website
ROB FORLONG, Chief Executive, ERMA New Zealand.