You require this permit to purchase, possess or use cyanide or use products containing cyanide.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
For Chapter 4, Part 2, cyanide means cyanide of potassium or sodium and any other inorganic salt of hydrocyanic acid that is a poison, but does not include ferricyanide salts and ferrocyanide salts.
Before submitting your application you should have an understanding of the obligations detailed in Chapter 4 - Part 2 of the Health (Drugs & Poisons) Regulations 1996.
This permit cannot be transferred.
This permit has a variable duration, depending on the specific requirement. Your permit cannot exceed two years.
No fees are payable for this permit.
You can obtain this permit by completing the Cyanide permit application form and submitting it to the agency at the address specified.
The agency will conduct searches to ascertain your acceptability as an applicant for this permit. The agency may also conduct an inspection of the premises to assess its suitability for cyanide use.
If you propose to store cyanide, especially in large quantities in residential areas, you should contact the local council prior to applying for a permit. This is to establish whether any zoning restrictions apply. You will need to provide proof that zoning requirements are being or will be complied with when submitting your application.
Queensland Health will contact the Department of Natural Resources and Mines and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to ascertain the appropriateness of the issue of a cyanide permit if you intend to use or store cyanide at mine sites.
Chief Health Officer Branch
Health Act 1937 (Queensland)
Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (Queensland)
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