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Section V – Mercury Pollution Controls:
5 References for Section V

ANZECC (2000) National Water Quality Management Strategy No. 4:  Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality.  Australian and New Zealand Environmental Conservation Council and Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand.

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MFE (2002a) The New Zealand Waste Strategy: Towards zero waste and a sustainable New Zealand, Ministry for the Environment, Wellington.

MfE (2002b) Ambient Air Quality Guidelines, Ministry for the Environment, Wellington.

MfE (2003). Links between the HSNO Act and the RMA. Training Manual. Prepared by the Environment and Business Group Ltd and MWH New Zealand Ltd in conjunction with the Ministry for the Environment.

MfE (2004) Hazardous Waste Guidelines, Module 2: Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria and Landfill Classification, Ministry for the Environment, Wellington.

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NZWWA (2003) Guidelines for the safe application of Biosolids to land in New Zealand. New Zealand Water and Waste Association, Wellington.

OSH (1997) Approved Code of Practice for the Management of Substances Hazardous to Health in the Place of Work, Occupational Safety and Health Service, Department of Labour, Wellington.

OSH (2002) Workplace Exposure Standards.  Occupational Safety and Health Service, Department of Labour, Wellington.

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US EPA (2009a). Mercury – Laws and Regulations. Sourced from:

US EPA (2009b) Clean Air Mercury Rule.  Sourced from:

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US EPA (2009f) Significant New Use Rule for Elemental Mercury in Certain Motor Vehicle Switches. Sourced from

Williams, S (2008) Dental Amalgam and Mercury Bans. Norway and Sweden Ban Mercury and Reduce Pollution. Sourced from:

Working Group on Light Bulbs, (2007) Document on recommendations to be implemented by the relevant agencies all over the national territory regarding light bulbs. Brazil. São Paulo, November 28th, 2007. Sourced fromão%20em%20ingles.pdf (PDF, 169 KB)

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