Proposal to amend the Fire Fighting Chemicals Group Standard 2017

Your views are sought on our proposal to amend the Fire Fighting Chemicals Group Standard 2017.

This group standard regulates the import, manufacture, use, storage and disposal of firefighting chemicals. It currently prohibits firefighting foams containing PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid).

The proposed amendments add further restrictions on firefighting foams containing fluorinated organic compounds (PFAS chemicals).

These amendments follow our recent national investigation into the storage and use of legacy firefighting foams containing PFOS and PFOA at various locations throughout New Zealand.

The consultation document

Read the consultation document (pdf 924KB) 

Make a submission

You can make a submission using our online form

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 2 December 2019.


Date published: 30 September 2019