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Gas Act

Gas Act 1992

The purposes of the Gas Act are:

  1. to provide for the regulation, supply, and use of gas in New Zealand;
  2. to provide for the regulation of the gas industry in New Zealand;
  3. to protect the health and safety of members of the public in connection with the supply and use of gas in New Zealand; and
  4. to promote the prevention of damage to property in connection with the supply and use of gas in New Zealand

You can view and/or download a copy of the Gas Act from the NZ Legislation website.

 

Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006

The purposes of the Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006 (PGDB Act) are to protect the health and safety of members of the public by ensuring the competency of persons engaged in the provision of sanitary plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying services; and to regulate those persons. The Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board is responsible for gasfitters under the PGD Act.

In addition to regulating gasfitting and exemptions such as employer licences, this Act includes the definition of gasfitting.

You can view and/or download a copy of the PGD Act from the NZ Legislation website.

 

Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996

The Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO Act) applies to gas, including LPG. The Gas Act and Gas Regulations contain provisions that are controls under the HSNO Act. The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for administration of this Act.

Energy Safety is an enforcement agency under the HSNO Act to the extent that it applies to gas.

Please refer to the HSNO Act and regulations made under the HSNO Act for details of the provisions related to delineation of hazardous areas and to the storage and location of hazardous substances, including emergency management.

You can view and/or download a copy of the HSNO Act from the NZ Legislation website.

Last updated 27 April 2012
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