Use and Storage of Hazardous Substances
There are rules and information available to limit the risks to people and the environment from the use and storage of hazardous substances.
The Resource Management Act requires Council to manage land so as to prevent or mitigate any adverse effects of the storage, use, disposal, or transportation of hazardous substances.
Hazardous Facilities - Tasman Resource Management Plan
Tasman District Council has rules for premises which use or store significant quantities of hazardous substances. These rules are detailed in Section 16.7 of the Tasman Resource Management Plan (TRMP).
Council staff are happy to provide advice on interpreting these relatively complex rules.
Information is available for farm spray shed designs that comply with the relevant TRMP permitted activity rules. If the conditions of the permitted activity rule are met then there is no requirement for a resource consent.
- Section 16.7, Tasman Resource Management Plan
- Guidelines for agrichemical storage sheds A
- Guidelines for agrichemical storage sheds B
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
This legislation controls the risks from hazardous substance and new organisms. That is, it addresses the risks presented by the chemicals themselves.
The Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act is administered by the Environmental Protection Authority.
- Environmental Protection Authority website
- Department of Labour - Occupational Health and Safety website