PCB Regulations

Version of section 14 from 2008-09-05 to 2010-03-10:


Marginal note:Cables, pipelines, electrical capacitors and other equipment

  •  (1) A person may use the following products containing PCBs:

    • (a) cables, if they remain in place on the day on which these Regulations come into force;

    • (b) pipelines that transport natural gas, petroleum or petroleum products and any associated equipment that is in contact with the natural gas, petroleum or petroleum products if the pipelines and the equipment remain in place on the day on which these Regulations come into force;

    • (c) fusion sealed capacitors if they are used in relation to communication equipment or electronic control equipment; and

    • (d) the following equipment containing PCBs in a concentration of less than 50 mg/kg if the equipment is used for the purpose for which it was manufactured:

      • (i) electrical capacitors, other than light ballasts, and electrical transformers and their auxiliary electrical equipment, other than pole-top electrical transformers and their pole-top auxiliary electrical equipment,

      • (ii) electromagnets that are not used in the handling of food, feed or any additive to food or feed, and

      • (iii) heat transfer equipment, hydraulic equipment, vapour diffusion pumps and bridge bearings.

  • Marginal note:Electrical capacitors

    (2) A person may import fusion sealed capacitors containing PCBs for use in relation to communication tactical equipment or electronic control tactical equipment.

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