Pursuant to section 79 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, the Environmental Risk Management Authority gives notice that the Pest Management Association of New Zealand (Inc) intends to apply for the approval of a Code of Practice for the Control and Safe Use of Fumigants.
Parts One and Two of this code provide a means of compliance with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Regulations and transfer notices, for fumigants listed in the Hazardous Substances (Fumigants) Transfer Notice 2004.
Part Three provides a summary of requirements under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and other legislation.
The document provides a means of compliance against current legislation.
It does not change or override the current legislation, nor does it cover fumigants that are not listed in the Hazardous Substances (Fumigants) Transfer Notice.
Written submissions in relation to the approval of this code can be made by mail, facsimile or email to the contacts below.
Submissions close on 22 May 2008.
The draft code will be available from the Wellington Office of ERMA New Zealand, Level 1, BP House, 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, from 22 April 2008 and can be inspected at that office.
Alternatively it is available on the ERMA New Zealand website
ROB FORLONG, Chief Executive, ERMA New Zealand.
Code of Practice Submissions: Hazardous Substances Group, ERMA New Zealand, PO Box 131, Wellington. Facsimile: (04) 914 0433. Email: email@example.com