Gas containing 1000 g/kg methyl bromide

Substance overview Plus
Name:
Gas containing 1000 g/kg methyl bromide
CAS Number:
 
Synonyms:
AG Fume MB, K&B Adams Methyl Bromide, Brima-Fume Methyl Bromide, methyl bromide, fumigant, Methyl Bromide - Mebrom NZ
Approval number:
HSR001635
Substance description:
 
UN Number:
 
Hazard Classifications Plus

2.1.1B, 6.1B (All), 6.1B (I), 6.1C (O), 6.6B, 6.8B, 6.9A (All), 8.2C, 8.3A, 9.1A (All), 9.1A (F), 9.2A, 9.3B, 9.4A

HSNO Additional controls Plus
Regulation:
77A
Description:

Requirement for recapture technology

Variation:

Requirement for recapture technology

(1)                 Clause (2) takes effect 10 years after the date of this approval.

(2)                 A person must not apply methyl bromide unless recapture technology is used.

(3)                 A person who applied methyl bromide in the preceding calendar year must provide a report to ERMA New Zealand by 30 June each year setting out that person’s progress in introducing recapture technology.

 

Recapture technology means a system that mitigates methyl bromide emissions from fumigation enclosures such that the residual level of methyl bromide in the enclosed space is less than the Worker Exposure Standard set under section 77B.

Regulation:
77A
Description:
A maximum application rate is set for this substance.
Variation:
Regulation:
77A
Description:
A restriction has been placed on the use of the substance.
Variation:

A person may only use methyl bromide for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes or a person may use methyl bromide as a soil fumigant for the management and eradication of potato wart at residential properties for quarantine purposes in accordance with these controls.

Hazardous Substance (Hazardous Property Controls) Notice 2017 Plus
Regulation:
HPC Notice Part 4 Clause 47
Description:

Equipment for class 9 substances must be appropriate

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HPC Notice Part 3
Description:

Hazardous substances in a place other than a workplace

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HPC Notice Part 4 Subpart A
Description:

Site and storage controls for class 9 substances

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HPC Notice Part 4 Subpart C
Description:

Qualifications required for application of class 9 pesticides

Variation:
 
Hazardous Substances (Classes 6, 8, and 9 Controls) Regulations 2001 Plus
Regulation:
Regs 11 – 26
Description:
Limiting exposure to toxic substances through the setting of TELs
Variation:

The following TELair values apply to methyl bromide:

 

TELair

ppm

mg/m3

1 hour

1

3.9

24 hour

0.333

1.3

Chronic (annual average)

0.0013

0.005

Under s77A, the control imposed by regulation 27 is replaced by the following control:

27   Prohibition on use of methyl bromide in excess of tolerable exposure limit

A person in charge of a site and a person who uses methyl bromide must ensure that methyl bromide is used in a manner that does not result in a concentration of methyl bromide, in air at the boundary of the buffer zone, that exceeds the TELair values.

Regulation:
Regs 32 – 45
Description:
Limiting exposure to ecotoxic substances through the setting of EELs
Variation:

Environmental Exposure Limits

No environmental exposure limit (EEL) is set for this substance at this time. The default EELs given under regulation 32 of the Hazardous Substances (Classes 6, 8, and 9 Controls) Regulations are deleted.

Regulation:
Regs 46 – 48
Description:
Restrictions on use of substances in application areas
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 49
Description:
Controls relating to protection of terrestrial invertebrates eg beneficial insects
Variation:
 
Hazardous Substances (Identification) Regulations 2001 Plus
Regulation:
Regs 6, 32 – 35, 36(1) – (7)
Description:
Identification requirements, accessibility, comprehensibility, clarity and durability
Variation:

Under section 77A, the controls imposed by regs 34(1), (2), and (4), and regs 35(1), (3) and (5) are varied and added to by clause 12 in Table 2 and clause 6 in Table 3

Regulation:
Reg 8
Description:
Priority identifiers for corrosive substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 9
Description:
Priority identifiers for ecotoxic substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 11
Description:
Priority identifiers for flammable substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 14
Description:
Priority identifiers for toxic substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 18
Description:
Secondary identifiers for all hazardous substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 19
Description:
Secondary identifiers for corrosive substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 20
Description:
Secondary identifiers for ecotoxic substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 22
Description:
Secondary identifiers for flammable substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 25
Description:
Secondary identifiers for toxic substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 26
Description:
Use of generic names
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 27
Description:
Requirements for using concentration ranges
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Regs 29 – 31
Description:
Additional information requirements, including situations where substances are in multiple packaging
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 36(8)
Description:
Durability of information for class 6.1 substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Regs 37, 39, 47 – 50
Description:
General documentation requirements
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 40
Description:
Specific documentation requirements for corrosive substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 41
Description:
Specific documentation requirements for ecotoxic substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 43
Description:
Specific documentation requirements for flammable substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 46
Description:
Specific documentation requirements for toxic substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 53
Description:
Advertising corrosive and toxic substances
Variation:
 
Hazardous Substances (Disposal) Regulations 2001 Plus
Regulation:
Reg 6
Description:
Disposal requirements for flammable substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 8
Description:
Disposal requirements for toxic and corrosive substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 9
Description:
Disposal requirements for ecotoxic substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 10
Description:
Disposal requirements for packages
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 11
Description:
Information requirements for manufacturers, importers and suppliers
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 13
Description:
Documentation requirements for manufacturers, importers and suppliers
Variation:
 
Hazardous Substances (Emergency Management) Regulations 2001 Plus
Regulation:
Regs 6, 9 – 11
Description:
Level 1 information requirements for suppliers
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 8(a)
Description:
Information requirements for corrosive substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 8(e)
Description:
Information requirements for toxic substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 8(f)
Description:
Information requirements for ecotoxic substances
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Regs 12, 13, 15, 16, 18 – 20
Description:
Level 2 information requirements for suppliers
Variation:
 
Regulation:
Reg 17
Description:
Additional information requirements for flammable and oxidising substances and organic peroxides
Variation:
 
HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 2 Labelling, signage, safety data sheets and packaging Plus
Regulation:
HSW Reg 2.5 - 2.10
Description:

Signage

Variation:
 
HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 4 Certified handlers and supervision and training of workers Plus
Regulation:
HSW Reg 4.5 - 4.6
Description:

Information, instruction, training and supervision

Variation:
 
HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 5 Emergency Management Plus
Regulation:
HSW Reg 5.2-5.5
Description:

Fire extinguishers

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 5.6-5.13
Description:

Emergency response plans

Variation:
 
HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 8 Class 1 to 5 substances Plus
Regulation:
HSW Reg 8.1-8.2
Description:

Compliance certification

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 8.3-8.4
Description:

Requirements for public transportation of class 1 to 5 substances

Variation:
 
HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 10 Class 2, 3, and 4 substances Plus
Regulation:
HSW Reg 10.3
Description:

General controls on class 2, 3, and 4 substances

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 10.5
Description:

Requirement to segregate class 2, 3, and 4 substances

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 10.6-10.7
Description:

Duty of PCBU to establish a hazardous area

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 10.8 -10.20
Description:

Requirements to prevent unintended ignition of class 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 3.1 substances

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 10.26
Description:

Duty of PCBU to establish hazardous substance location

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 10.34-10.35
Description:

Requirement to have compliance certificate if class 2.1.1, 2.1.2, or 3.1 substance present at hazardous substance location

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 10.37
Description:

Requirement for transit depot

Variation:
 
HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 11 Unintended ignition of class 2 and 3.1 substances Plus
HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 13 Class 6 and 8 substances Plus
Regulation:
HSW Reg 13.3-13.4
Description:

Records of application for class 6 substances

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 13.7
Description:

Duty of PCBU who directs work using class 6, 8.1, 8.2, or 8.3 substances to ensure equipment is appropriate

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 13.8
Description:

Duty of PCBU who directs work using class 6 and 8 substances to ensure personal protective equipment used

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 13.14 - 13.16
Description:

Transportation of certain class 6 and 8 substances

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 13.14 - 13.16
Description:

Transportation of certain class 6 and 8 substances

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 13.17
Description:

Prohibition on use of substance in excess of tolerable exposure limit

Variation:
 
Regulation:
HSW Reg 13.18
Description:

Duty of PCBU to ensure prescribed exposure standards for class 6 substances not exceeded

Variation:

Under section 77B, the Authority adopts as a workplace exposure standard for methyl bromide the values specified in the document described in “Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices Effective 2010” published by the Department of Labour, September 2010, ISBN 978-0-478-36002-8. Also available at www.osh.dol.govt.nz/order/catalogue/pdf/wes2010.pdf.

HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 14 Fumigants Plus
Regulation:
HSW Part 14
Description:

Fumigants

Variation:

Reg 14.3 – 14.6  Certified handler and controlled substance licence requirements

Reg 14.7 – 14.10  Notification and signage

Reg 14.11 – 14.17  Operational requirements

Reg 14.18 – 14.19  Record-keeping requirements

Reg 14.33 – 14.43  Further requirements for uses of methyl bromide

HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 15 Gases under pressure Plus
Regulation:
HSW Part 15
Description:

Requirements for gases under pressure

Variation:
 
HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 16 Tank wagons and transportable containers Plus
Regulation:
HSW Part 16
Description:

Requirements for tank wagons and transportable containers

Variation:
 
HSW (Hazardous Substance) Regulations Part 19 Tracking hazardous substances Plus
Regulation:
HSW Part 19
Description:

Tracking hazardous substances

Variation:
 
HSW Safe Work Instruments Plus
Regulation:
SWI 14-1
Description:
Safe Work Instrument relating to fumigants
Variation:

Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances-Requirements for Specified Fumigants) Safe Work Instrument 2017

(8) Notification of intended fumigation – quarantine or pre-shipment fumigation using methyl bromide

(1) This clause applies to a PCBU who intends to carry out quarantine or pre-shipment fumigation (other than soil fumigation for potato wart) using methyl bromide.

(2) For the purposes of regulation 14.7(4), regulation 14.7 applies as if the following subclauses were inserted after subclause (3):

"(3A) The PCBU who intends to carry out fumigation using methyl bromide at a site must notify the occupants of each property within 25 m of the site of the PCBU's intention to carry out fumigation not less than 24 hours before the start of the fumigation.

(3B) If a marae is adjacent to a site, the PCBU who intends to carry out fumigation using methyl bromide must make appropriate notification arrangements with local Māori.

(3C) A PCBU who intends to apply more than 100 kg of methyl bromide in a 24- hour period must notify the occupants of each property within 100 m of the site, including moored boats, of the PCBU's intention to carry out fumigation not less than 24 hours before applying the methyl bromide.

(3D) The requirement to notify persons under subclauses (3A), (3B), and (3C) is treated as having been complied with if—

(a) fumigation is carried out at the site weekly; and

(b) the relevant persons are notified of the intention to carry out regular fumigations at the site before the initial fumigation, and after that annually, by a notice setting out –

(i) where the fumigation will occur; and

(ii) the time at which ventilation will normally occur (if this can be specified); and

(iii) the expected frequency of the fumigation; and

(iv) any likely seasonal trends in the timing and scope of the fumigation.

(3E) Subclauses (3A), (3B), and (3C) do not apply to fumigation when recapture technology is used.

(3F) To avoid doubt, the notification requirements in subclauses (3A) to (3C) apply in addition to any applicable notification requirements in subclause (1) or (2)."

 

9. PCBU must erect signs – quarantine or pre-shipment fumigation using methyl bromide

   (1) This clause applies to a PCBU who intends to carry out quarantine or pre-shipment fumigation using methyl bromide (other than soil fumigation for potato wart).

   (2) For the purposes of regulation 14.10(4) of the Regulations, regulation 14.10 applies as if:

(a) subclause (1) were replaced with the following:

"(1) A PCBU with management or control of fumigation must erect signs in accordance with the following:

(a) if the fumigation is of a type listed in regulation 14.9(a) to (f) or (i), signs must be erected at every point of entry to the buffer zone, for those parts of a buffer zone that extend over land, that—

(i) state that fumigation is being carried out; and

(ii) identify the fumigant being used and state that it is toxic to humans; and

(iii) describe the general type of hazard associated with the fumigant; and

(iv) if the fumigant is flammable, describe the precautions necessary to prevent the unintended ignition of the fumigant:

(b) for fumigation of a type listed in regulation 14.9(a), (b)(ii) or (iii) or (iv), (e), (g), or (h), signs must be erected at every point of entry to the buffer zone, for those parts of a buffer zone that extend over land, that—

(i) can be readily seen by any person approaching the buffer zone; and

(ii) state that fumigation is being carried out; and

(iii) identify the fumigant being used and state that it is toxic to humans; and

(iv) describe the general type of hazard associated with the fumigant; and

(v) if the fumigant is flammable, describe the precautions necessary to prevent unintended ignition of the fumigant."

(b) subclause (3)(e) were amended by deleting "underground)." and substituting "underground); and":

(c) the following were inserted as subclause (3)(f):

"(f) where the buffer zone extends over water, be able to be readily seen by any person approaching the buffer zone from a seaward direction at any time, including during the hours of darkness."

10   Notification of intended fumigation – soil fumigation for potato wart using methyl bromide

      (1) This clause applies to a PCBU who intends to carry out soil fumigation for potato wart using methyl bromide.

   (2) For the purposes of regulation 14.7(4) of the Regulations, regulation 14.7 applies as if the following subclause were inserted after subclause (3):

"(3A) A PCBU who intends to carry out soil fumigation for potato wart using methyl bromide must also ensure the following persons are notified in writing of the PCBU's intention to carry out fumigation not less than 48 hours before applying the methyl bromide:

(a) the medical officer of health:

(b) the PCBU with management or control of any place within 100 m of the site where the public is likely to be present and unable to readily evacuate (for example, a school, a playground, a child care facility, a prison, a hospital or a long-term care facility)."

11   PCBU must erect signs – soil fumigation for potato wart using methyl bromide

(1) For the purposes of regulation 14.10(5)(b) of the Regulations, a PCBU with management or control of soil fumigation for potato wart using methyl bromide must ensure that signs are removed after the later of—

                                    (a) 24 hours after the sheet is removed; and

                                    (b) the time when the concentration of methyl bromide measured at 30 cm above the treated soil has been less than 0.05 ppm for a period of 15 minutes.