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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 controls for class 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 hazardous substances. The properties of these substances are broadly as follows:
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class 1—explosiveness:
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class 2—flammability, gases:
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class 3—flammability, liquids:
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class 4—flammability, solids:
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class 5—capacity to oxidise.
Parts 1 and 2 of the regulations apply generally to all class 1 to 5 substances.
Part 3 sets out specific controls on class 1 substances.
Part 4 sets out specific controls on class 2, 3, and 4 substances.
Part 5 deals particularly with class 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 substances, while part 6 makes separate provision for class 5.2 substances (organic peroxides).
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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