Pursuant to Regulation 85 of the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 (“Regulations”), I, Tony Hetherington, Head of High Hazards, Energy and Public Safety, WorkSafe New Zealand, give the following notice of exemption.
1. Short title and commencement
This notice is the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations—Exemption for North American Gas Appliances Notice 2020.
This exemption is to take effect on 11 February 2020.
Gas appliances that are certified to a standard identified in clause 4 of this notice are hereby exempt from the requirements of Regulation 54(3) of the Regulations, provided that the certification was obtained before the appliance was sold or offered for sale in New Zealand and they—
- are certified by one of the certification bodies identified in clause 3 of this notice; and
- meet all of the relevant conditions set out in clause 5 of this notice; and
- are not excluded under clause 6 of this notice.
3. Certification bodies
The following bodies may certify gas appliances for the purposes of this notice:
- Canadian Standards Association:
- Underwriters Laboratories.
The applicable standards are as follows:
|Appliance type||Applicable standard|
|Gas clothes dryers||ANSI Z21.5.1-2017/CSA 7.1-2017 Gas clothes dryers, volume I, type 1 clothes dryers|
|Gas-fired low-intensity infrared heaters||ANSI Z83.20-2016/CSA 2.34-2016 Gas-fired tubular and low-intensity infrared heaters|
|Gas-fired low pressure steam and hot water boilers||ANSI Z21.13-2017/CSA 4.9-2017 Gas-fired low pressure steam and hot water boilers|
|Gas-fired outdoor infrared patio heaters||ANSI Z83.26-2014/CSA 2.37-2014 Gas-fired outdoor infrared patio heaters|
|Gas storage water heaters with input ratings above 75,000 BTU per hour||ANSI Z21.10.3-2017/CSA 4.3-2017 Gas-fired water heaters, volume III, storage water heaters with input ratings above 75,000 BTU per hour, circulating and instantaneous|
|Gas storage water heaters with input ratings of 75,000 BTU per hour or less||ANSI Z21.10.1-2017/CSA 4.1-2017 Gas water heaters, volume I, storage water heaters with input ratings of 75,000 BTU per hour or less|
|Gas-fired unvented room heaters||CSA/ANSI Z21.11.2:19 Gas-fired room heaters, volume II, unvented room heaters|
|Gas-fired waterless toilets||CSA CGA 5.2:71 (R2019) Gas-Fired Waterless Toilets|
|Gas food service equipment||ANSI Z83.11-2016/CSA 1.8-2016 Gas food service equipment|
|Household cooking gas appliances||CSA/ANSI Z21.1-2018/CSA 1.1-2018 Household cooking gas appliances|
|Outdoor cooking gas appliances||ANSI Z21.58-2018/CSA 1.6-2018 Outdoor cooking gas appliances|
|Outdoor cooking specialty gas appliances||ANSI Z21.89-2017/CSA 1.18-2017 Outdoor cooking specialty gas appliances|
|Outdoor decorative gas appliances||ANSI Z21.97-2017/CSA 2.41-2017 Outdoor decorative gas appliances|
|Portable type gas camp stoves||ANSI Z21.72-2016/CSA 11.2-2016 Portable type gas camp stoves|
|Portable type gas camp heaters||ANSI Z21.63-2014/CSA 11.3-2014 Portable type gas camp heaters|
|Portable type gas camp lights||ANSI Z21.73-2017/CSA 11.1-2017 Portable type gas camp lights|
|Vented gas fireplace heaters||ANSI Z21.88-2017/CSA 2.33-2017 Vented gas fireplace heaters|
|Vented gas fireplaces||ANSI Z21.50:19/CSA 2.22:19 Vented decorative gas appliances|
|Vented gas-fired space heating appliances||ANSI Z21.86-2016/CSA 2.32-2016 Vented gas-fired space heating appliances|
The following conditions apply to appliances exempt under this notice:
- a gas appliance incorporating electrical equipment with a low voltage external supply must be tested for gas safety compliance using a supply of 230 volts, 50Hz (nominal);
- an LPG appliance, other than an appliance for use with non-refillable cartridges, must be tested as follows;
- the tests specified in the compliance standard must be conducted with Test Gas D (butane); and
- combustion tests, and tests of burner operating characteristics, pilot operating characteristics, and ignition, must also be conducted with Test Gas E (propane) with no change whatever in burner equipment; or
- in the case of an outdoor cooking gas appliance or an outdoor cooking specialty gas appliance, tests for temperature hazards, heat resistance, flame abnormalities, including sooting, and tests in which CO ratios or concentrations are measured must be conducted with Test Gas D (butane) with no change whatever in burner equipment.
This notice does not apply to:
- any gas appliance operating with a valve cartridge which is horizontally integrated into the chassis of the appliance also called flat portable gas stove;
- any portable space heater not intended for connection to a cylinder, and intended for connection to a valve cartridge which is horizontally integrated into the chassis of the appliance;
- any mobile or portable, unflued heater that is designed for indoor use and operates on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) using an LPG gas cylinder that is self-contained within the heater, commonly known as a cabinet heater.
Unless revoked or amended earlier, this notice expires on 31 March 2021.
Dated at Wellington this 11th day of February 2020.
TONY HETHERINGTON, Head of High Hazards, Energy and Public Safety, WorkSafe New Zealand.