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Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Regulation 2(8)

SCHEDULE 1Schedule to be substituted for the Schedule to the Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993

Regulation 6(1)

SCHEDULE 1Derogation from the prohibitions on the supply and use of chrysotile

1.  Regulation 6(1) shall not apply to—

(a)the products described in paragraph 2, except for use with chlorine, until 1st January 2001;

(b)the products described in paragraph 2 which are for use with chlorine until 1st January 2003;

(c)chrysotile, or products to which chrysotile has intentionally been added, required solely for the manufacture of the products described in paragraph 2, except for use with chlorine, until 1st January 2001;

(d)chrysotile, or products to which chrysotile has intentionally been added, required solely for the manufacture of the products described in paragraph 2 which are for use with chlorine until 1st January 2003;

(e)the products described in paragraph 3 until 1st January 2003;

(f)chrysotile, or products to which chrysotile has intentionally been added, required solely for the manufacture of the products described in paragraph 3 until 1st January 2003;

(g)the products described in paragraphs 4 to 6 until 1st January 2004;

(h)chrysotile, or products to which chrysotile has intentionally been added, required solely for the manufacture of the products described in paragraphs 4 to 6, until 1st January 2004;

(i)the products described in paragraph 7 until 1st January 2005;

(j)chrysotile, or products to which chrysotile has intentionally been added, required solely for the manufacture of the products described in paragraph 7, until 1st January 2005;

(k)the products described in paragraphs 8 and 9;

(l)chrysotile, or products to which chrysotile has intentionally been added required solely for the manufacture of the products described in paragraph 9.

2.  Compressed asbestos fibre gaskets for use with saturated steam, superheated steam, or with substances which if classified in accordance with the classification provided for by regulation 5 of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(1) would be in the category of danger, corrosive, toxic, flammable or highly flammable.

3.  Any sheet which when in a dry state has a density greater than 1900 kilograms per cubic metre and is used in temperatures at or above 500°C.

4.  Any component of an aeroplane or helicopter which is necessary for its safe operation.

5.  Any product consisting of a mixture of asbestos with a phenol formaldehyde resin or with a cresylic formaldehyde resin used in—

(a)vanes for rotary vacuum pumps;

(b)vanes for rotary compressors;

(c)any bearing or its housing; or

(d)split face seals of at least 150 millimetres in diameter used to prevent leakage of water from hydro-electric power generation turbines or from cooling water pumps in fossil fuel or nuclear-powered electricity generating stations.

6.  Pre-formed joints for sealing the doors of steam boilers and made from cloth containing asbestos and proofed with rubber or another elastomeric polymer.

7.  Personal protective clothing for protection against the handling of material at a temperature of 500°C or more.

8.  Vehicle brake linings, and in this paragraph—

“vehicle” means a vehicle which is to be treated as a motor vehicle or trailer for the purposes of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2);

“brake linings” means the friction material components of a brake lining assembly; and

“brake lining assembly” means a component of a friction brake which is pressed against a drum or disc, to produce the friction force.

9.  Diaphragms for use in electrolytic cells in existing electrolysis plants for chlor-alkali manufacture.

10.  Receptacles used for the storage of acetylene gas under pressure and in use before 2nd May 2000.

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