This notice is issued by the Environmental Protection Authority (“Authority”) under section 76A of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (“Act”). It is issued in accordance with section 76C of the Act, having had regard to the matters specified in section 76C(2).
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This is the Hazardous Substances (Importers and Manufacturers Information) Amendment Notice 2017.
This notice comes into force on 1 December 2017.
This notice amends the Hazardous Substances (Importers and Manufacturers Information) Notice 2015, as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 22 October 2015, Issue No. 115, Notice No. 2015-au6161 (“principal notice”).
The title of the principal notice is amended by omitting “Information”.
The following clause is added after clause 9 of the principal notice:
“10. Obligation to provide information and certificate
- This clause applies to all class 1 substances (explosives), other than the following:
- safety ammunition, including pre-primed cartridges and primers, of class 1.4S:
- airbag initiators and seatbelt pre-tensioners of classes 1.4G and 1.4S:
- cable cutters of class 1.4S (UN 0070):
- power device cartridges of class 1.4S (UN 0323):
- signal or shock tubes of class 1.4 (UN 0349):
- cassette degradation devices of class 1.4S (UN 0432).
- Before a class 1 substance to which this clause applies may be uplifted following importation, the importer must give to the New Zealand Customs Service—
- written notice of the quantity of the substance to be uplifted, and the date and place of uplifting; and
- a certificate, signed by or on behalf of the Authority, that the substance has an approval under section 29 of the Act.”
Signed at Wellington this 27th day of July 2017.
KERRY PRENDERGAST, Chair, Environmental Protection Authority.
Objective of notice
The objective of this notice is to amend the Hazardous Substances (Importers and Manufacturers Information) Notice 2015 by adding a further requirement on importers. The requirement is to provide certain information to the New Zealand Customs Service when uplifting certain explosive substances (Class 1 substances). The requirement is an existing one that is being moved from the Hazardous Substances (Tracking) Regulations 2001 into this notice.