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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 classes 6, 8, and 9 hazardous substances. These are toxic, corrosive, and ecotoxic substances respectively.
Part 1 contains general requirements. It requires a record to be kept of the application or discharge of certain hazardous substances. It specifies requirements for equipment used to handle hazardous substances and for protective clothing and equipment. It requires certain quantities of hazardous substances to be under the personal control of an approved handler or to be secured. It specifies the maximum quantity of hazardous substances that can be carried on public transport, and prohibits any quantity of certain hazardous substances from being carried on public transport.
Part 2 provides for the setting of acceptable daily exposure values, potential daily exposure values, tolerable exposure limits, and workplace exposure standards for class 6 hazardous substances.
Part 3 provides for the setting of environmental exposure limits for class 9 hazardous substances.
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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