Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996

Schedule 2A Persistent organic pollutants

s 2(1)

Schedule 2A: inserted, on 23 December 2004, by section 19 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Stockholm Convention) Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 37).

SubstanceUse or storageManufactureExpiry of permitted use or storage
Aldrin
CAS No: 309-00-2
Alpha hexachlorocyclohexane
CAS No: 319-84-6
Beta hexachlorocyclohexane
CAS No: 319-85-7
Chlordane
CAS No: 57-74-9
Chlordecone
CAS No: 143-50-0
DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane)
CAS No: 50-29-3
Decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) present in commercial decabromodiphenyl ether
CAS No: 1163-19-5
(a)

parts for use in vehicles, including vehicles containing those parts:

(b)

aircraft for which type approval has been applied for before December 2018 and has been received before December 2022 and spare parts for those aircraft:

(c)

articles where DecaBDE has been used as an additive in plastics (such as in electrical and electronic equipment, wires, cables, and pipes), in textiles (such as in carpets, upholstery, window blinds and curtains, and mattresses), and in adhesives, sealants, and coatings—present in New Zealand before 18 December 2018

(a)

end of the service life of vehicles or in 2036, whichever comes earlier:

(b)

end of the service life of those aircraft:

(c)

(no expiry date)

Dicofol
CAS No. 115-32-2
CAS No. 10606-46-9
Dieldrin
CAS No: 60-57-1
Endrin
CAS No: 72-20-8
Heptachlor
CAS No: 76-44-8
Hexabromobiphenyl
CAS No: 36355-01-8
Hexabromocyclododecaneexpanded polystyrene and extruded polystyrene (in accordance with an “articles in use notification” under note (ii) of Annex A of the Stockholm Convention)manufactured before 1 January 2017(no expiry date)
Hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether
Hexachlorobenzene
CAS No: 118-74-1
Hexachlorobutadiene
CAS No: 87-68-3
Lindane
CAS No: 58-89-9

In accordance with an exemption registered under article 4 of the Stockholm Convention:

Human health pharmaceutical for control of head lice and scabies as second line treatment

25 August 2015
Mirex
CAS No: 2385-85-5
Pentachlorobenzene
CAS No: 608-93-5
Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters
Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (CAS No: 1763-23-1), its salts, and any derivatives of the formula C8F17SO2X, where X = halide, amide, esters, and other derivatives including polymers

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds

“Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds” means the following:

(a)

perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA; CAS No. 335-67-1), including any of its branched isomers:

(b)

its salts:

(c)

PFOA-related compounds which, for the purposes of the Stockholm Convention, are any substances that degrade to PFOA, including any substances (including salts and polymers) having a linear or branched perfluoroheptyl group with the moiety (C7F15)C as one of the structural elements

(a)

photographic coatings applied to films:

(b)

fire-fighting foam for liquid fuel vapour suppression and liquid fuel fires (Class B fires) in installed systems, including both mobile and fixed systems, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Part X of Annex A of the Stockholm Convention:

(c)

articles where PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related compounds have been in use, such as in coated textiles, papers, fluoropolymer membranes, or medical devices, in New Zealand on or before 3 December 2020

(a)

3 December 2025

(b)

3 December 2025

(c)

no expiry date

The following compounds are not included as PFOA-related compounds:

(a)

C8F17-X, where X= F, Cl, Br:

(b)

fluoropolymers that are covered by CF3[CF2]n-R’, where R’=any group, n>16:

(c)

perfluoroalkyl carboxylic and phosphonic acids (including their salts, esters, halides and anhydrides) with ≥8 perfluorinated carbons:

(d)

perfluoroalkane sulfonic acids (including their salts, esters, halides and anhydrides) with ≥9 perfluorinated carbons:

(e)

perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF), as listed in Annex B to the Stockholm Convention

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)

in accordance with an exemption—

(a)

granted under regulation 49I or regulation 49J of the Toxic Substances Regulations 1983; and

(b)

that is in force immediately before the commencement of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Stockholm Convention) Amendment Act 2003

at the expiry of—

(a)

the exemption; or

(b)

an extension of the expiry of the exemption (being not later than the close of 2016) granted by the Authority

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDF)
Polychlorinated naphthalenes, including dichlorinated naphthalenes, trichlorinated naphthalenes, tetrachlorinated napthalenes, pentachlorinated napthalenes, hexachlorinated naphthalenes, heptachlorinated naphthalenes, octachlorinated naphthalene

Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (Alkanes, C10-13, chloro): straight-chain chlorinated hydrocarbons with chain lengths ranging from C10 to C13 and a content of chlorine greater than 48 per cent by weight. The listing includes quantities of this chemical that occurs in mixtures at concentrations greater than or equal to 1 per cent by weight, as specified under note (vii) of Part 1 of Annex A of the Stockholm Convention

Articles where SCCPs have been used as additives in rubber and plastic goods, in adhesives and sealants, and as water-proofing and flame-retardant agents for textiles—present in New Zealand before 18 December 2018(no expiry date)
Technical endosulfan (CAS No: 115-29-7) and its related isomers (CAS No: 959-98-8 and CAS No: 33213-65-9)
Tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether
Toxaphene
CAS No: 8001-35-2

Schedule 2A: amended, on 3 December 2020, by clause 5 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Schedules 1AA and 2A) Order 2020 (SR 2020/286).

Schedule 2A: amended, on 18 December 2018, by clause 5(1) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Schedules 1AA and 2A) Order 2018 (LI 2018/256).

Schedule 2A: amended, on 18 December 2018, by clause 5(2) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Schedules 1AA and 2A) Order 2018 (LI 2018/256).

Schedule 2A: amended, on 15 December 2016, by clause 5 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Schedules 1AA and 2A) Order 2016 (LI 2016/299).

Schedule 2A: amended, on 5 September 2015, by section 52 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 72).

Schedule 2A: amended, on 18 August 2011, by clause 4 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Schedules 1AA and 2A) Order 2011 (SR 2011/255).