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Explanatory note

Explanatory note
This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 2 July 2001, prescribe the requirements to be met by a laboratory in order to utilise the exemption for small-scale uses of hazardous substances in research and development or teaching that is provided for in section 33 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. If approved hazardous substances are used or are available for use in a laboratory, the controls imposed by the Act do not apply to those substances because, under section 33, nothing in the Act applies to small-scale uses of those substances in research and development or teaching.
The regulations prescribe requirements relating to—
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the design of a laboratory, including signage at entrances to the laboratory:
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recording the quantities of hazardous substances kept in a laboratory:
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handling a hazardous substance, including the information that must be provided on a container holding the substance:
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the designation of a laboratory manager, and the knowledge and skills that person must have:
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the knowledge that a person handling a hazardous substance in a laboratory must have:
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emergency response plans.
PROMULGATION
Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 31 May 2001.
These regulations are administered in the Ministry for the Environment.

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