Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 4 from 2013-11-27 to 2014-01-31:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Scheme of Regulations

  •  (1) These Regulations are divided into 20 Parts. Some Parts apply to all Footnote *explosives and some apply only to specific types of explosive. The final Part applies to restricted components.

  • Marginal note:General requirements, prohibitions and safety precautions

    (2) Part 2 sets out the general requirements, prohibitions and safety precautions that apply to every person who is carrying out an Footnote *activity involving an explosive or is in the vicinity of an explosive.

  • Marginal note:Authorization and classification of explosives

    (3) Part 3 indicates how to obtain an authorization of an explosive, how an authorized explosive is classified, how to obtain permission to change an authorized explosive, when an authorization may be cancelled and when an authorized explosive must be recalled.

  • Marginal note:Importing and exporting explosives and transporting explosives in transit

    (4) Part 4 indicates how to obtain a permit to import or export explosives or to transport them in transit and sets out the requirements for carrying out those activities.

  • Marginal note:Manufacturing explosives

    (5) Part 5 indicates how to obtain a factory licence or manufacturing certificate and sets out the circumstances in which explosives may be Footnote *manufactured without a licence or certificate. It also sets out the requirements for manufacturing explosives.

  • Marginal note:Magazine licences and storage in licensed magazine

    (6) Part 6 indicates how to obtain a magazine licence and sets out the requirements for storing explosives in a licensed magazine.

  • Marginal note:Provisions of general application

    (7) Part 7 sets out the terms and conditions that apply to all holders of licences, permits and certificates, indicates how to obtain an amendment or renewal and sets out the circumstances in which a licence, permit or certificate may be suspended or cancelled.

  • Marginal note:Screening

    (8) Part 8 sets out the screening and supervision requirements that apply to people who have, or could have, access to high risk explosives.

  • Marginal note:Transporting explosives

    (9) Part 9 sets out the requirements for transporting explosives, including transporting them in transit.

  • Marginal note:Particular types of explosives

    (10) Parts 10 to 15 set out the requirements for the acquisition, storage and sale of the following types of explosives:

    • (a) military explosives and law enforcement explosives – Part 10;

    • (b) Footnote *industrial explosives – Part 11;

    • (c) power device cartridges – Part 12;

    • (d) special purpose explosives – Part 13;

    • (e) small arms cartridges, propellant powder and percussion caps – Part 14; and

    • (f) model and high power rocket motors – Part 15.

    Part 14 also authorizes, and sets out requirements for, the manufacture of small arms cartridges and black powder cartouches.

  • Marginal note:Types of pyrotechnics

    (11) Parts 16 to 18 set out the requirements for the acquisition, storage, sale and use of the following types of fireworks:

    • (a) consumer fireworks – Part 16;

    • (b) Footnote *special effect pyrotechnics – Part 17; and

    • (c) display fireworks, including firecrackers – Part 18.

    Parts 17 and 18 also indicate how to obtain a fireworks operator certificate.

  • Marginal note:Fees

    (12) Part 19 sets out the fees to be paid for obtaining an authorization, permit, licence or certificate.

  • Marginal note:Restricted components

    (13) Part 20 restricts the sale and acquisition of certain components of explosives and sets out requirements for their sale and storage.

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