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Asbestos Regulation Research

Asbestos Regulation Research

Feedback sought on new items of equipment that contain asbestos

Graham Environmental Consulting Ltd has been engaged to prepare an inventory of New Zealand imports and exports of asbestos-containing products (ACPs) on behalf of the Ministry of the Environment. The Ministry is in the early stages of considering whether the imports of ACPs should be regulated in New Zealand. Before introducing any controls, including a ban on future imports, the Ministry needs to establish what ACPs are currently coming into the country, and who would be affected by these controls. It is important to note that the focus for this work is on new equipment, rather than any legacy issues due to past uses of asbestos.

In heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, asbestos could possibly be present in insulation materials.

A copy of a statement from the Ministry of the Environment regarding the survey

If you are able to contribute to this research please contact:

Dr Bruce Graham | Graham Environmental Consulting Ltd

Ph: +64 9 836 0265 M: +64 21 324 620 E: bwlgraham@xtra.co.nz

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