STANDARD IN DEVELOPMENT

SAA/SNZ HB 76 Dangerous goods – Initial emergency response guide

Committee: HB76
Manager: John Kelly
Estimated publication date: April 2010
Comments: HB 76:1997 was developed as a joint handbook but subsequent editions, 2004 in Australia and 2003 and 2008 in New Zealand, have been Australian and New Zealand only handbooks. The handbook is now being revised as a joint document. A public comment draft was issued in New Zealand only in early March 2010, with publication scheduled for late April 2010.

Transport of dangerous goods on land

Committee: P5433 A1
Project Manager: Bruce Taylor
Estimated Publication Date: August 2010
Comments: Work is underway to update NZS 5433:2007 with the latest changes published by the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNRTDG), and changes introduced under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. A committee of technical experts has been established to oversee and advise on the necessary changes. A draft of amendments has been unavoidably delayed, but is expected to be released for public comment around May or June 2010.

Published in transport.