Pesticides Act 1999 No 80
Part 9 Pesticide codes of practice
69 Nature of pesticide codes of practice
(1) Pesticide codes of practice may be made by the Minister:(a) for the purposes of providing guidance on the use and management of pesticides, or(b) for any other purpose that is consistent with the objects of this Act.(2) Without limiting subsection (1), a pesticide code of practice may apply to any one or more of the following:(a) any specified pesticide or class of pesticide,(b) any specified industry or sector of an industry,(c) the use of pesticides in a particular manner (eg ground application or aerial spraying operations).(3) A pesticide code of practice may refer to or incorporate, with or without modification, a standard or other document prepared or published by a body specified in the code, as in force at a particular time or from time to time.(4) Pesticide codes of practice are in the nature of guidelines and compliance is not mandatory.
70 Making of pesticide codes of practice
(1) The Minister may make a pesticide code of practice on the recommendation of the Environment Protection Authority.(2) If the Minister decides to make a pesticide code of practice, the Minister is to cause the code to be published in the Gazette.(3) A copy of each pesticide code of practice is to be available for public inspection, without charge, at the principal office of the Environment Protection Authority during ordinary office hours. A copy of each code is to be available for purchase from the Authority and be posted on the Internet site maintained by the Authority.(4) A pesticide code of practice may, by notice published in the Gazette, be amended or revoked at any time by the Minister on the recommendation of the Environment Protection Authority.