Pursuant to section 79 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) gives notice that the NZ Extractive Industries Training Organisation (EXITO) intends to apply for the approval of the Code of Practice for the Approved Handler?s Certificates.

This code specifies a means of compliance with the requirements of Clauses 5 (1) (a), 5 (1) (b), 5 (1) (d), 5 (1) (h), 5 (1) (i) and 5 (2) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Personnel Qualifications) Regulations 2001, for those persons intending to become an Approved Handler of Explosives.

Written submissions in relation to the approval of this code can be made by mail, fax or email to the contacts below. Submissions close on 7th October 2005.

A copy of the code can be inspected at the Christchurch Office of EXITO (96 Oxford Terrace) or at the Wellington Office of ERMA New Zealand (Level 1, BP House, 20 Customhouse Quay). The Standards referenced in the code are available for purchase from Standards New Zealand.

Rob Forlong
Chief Executive
ERMA New Zealand

Code of Practice Submissions,
Hazardous Substances Group
ERMA New Zealand
PO Box 131 Wellington
Fax: 04 914 0433
[email protected]