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Consultation and projects

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) engages with the maritime community and general public on a broad range of maritime matters through consultations and projects. You can have your say by providing us with your comments before the deadline.

Each consultation document outlines how to comment.

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Closed consultations

About the consultation process

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Current consultations, projects and developments

Rule Part 32: Seafarer Certification (SeaCert) and consequential amendments to Parts 31 Crewing and Watchkeeping and 34 Medical Standards

Maritime New Zealand (Maritime NZ) invites you to comment on proposed amendments to Maritime Rules Part 32: Seafarer Certification (SeaCert) and to Parts 31 Crewing and Watchkeeping and 34 Medical Standards.

Review of the Oil Pollution Levy 2015/16 - Invitation to comment

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has released the proposals arising from its Oil Pollution Levy 2015/16 Review.

Coastal Navigation Safety Review report

Maritime NZ has released its Coastal Navigation Safety Review report, which considers how navigational safety risks in New Zealand coastal waters are identified and managed.

Closed consultations

Consultation documents will be available here up to 12 months after the comment period has expired.

Maritime Rules Part 81 - Invitation to comment

Maritime New Zealand and WorkSafe New Zealand are inviting comment on a proposal to revoke Maritime Rules Part 81: Commercial Rafting.

Submissions closed on 31 March 2016.

 

Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2016 - Invitation to Comment

Maritime New Zealand invites comment on the Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2016 consultation document.

Submissions closed on 11 March 2016.

 

Draft New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code 2015 - Invitation to comment

Port Operators, Councils, and Maritime NZ invite you to comment on the draft Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code and the associated implementation plan.

Submissions closed on 26 February 2016.

 

Mid-point funding review 2015 consultation

Maritime New Zealand invited submissions on the mid-point funding review consultation document.

Submissions closed on 22 January 2016.

 

Container weight verification discussion document

Maritime New Zealand invited feedback on the preferred options for implementing amendments to Chapter VI of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) that will require all export containers to have a verified weight.

Submissions closed on 30 October 2015.

 

Maritime Labour Convention Rule Amendments 2015

Maritime New Zealand invited comments on the draft Maritime Labour Convention Rule Amendments 2015.

Submissions closed on 30 October 2015.

 

Marine Protection Rules Part 300: Ballast water management

Maritime New Zealand invited comment on draft new Marine Protection Rules Part 300: Ballast Water Management 2015.

Submissions closed on 30 October 2015.

 

Marine Protection Rules Part 132: New Zealand Oil Spill Control Agents

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) invited comment on proposed amendments and additions to the current Part 132. This Part sets out the regulatory scheme for the conditions and process for the approval of oil spill control substances.

Submissions closed on 28 August 2015.

 

Maritime treaties aimed at improving safety of fishing vessels and crew

The Ministry of Transport asked for feedback on whether the New Zealand Government should sign up to two international maritime treaties.

The treaties seeked to improve the safety record of the global fishing industry.

Submissions closed on 6 May 2015.

 

Clear heads: options to reduce the risks of alcohol- and drug-related impairment in aviation, maritime and rail

The Ministry of Transport looked at options for the management of alcohol- and drug-related impairment in the commericial and recreational aviation, maritime and rail sectors. More information and the discussion paper were available on the Ministry of Transport”s website.

 

About the consultation process

Consultation with the maritime community and general public is vital to ensure that any proposed changes or developments take into account the real situations of those they will affect.

MNZ consults as widely as possible through public notices, discussion documents, public meetings and seminars, other face-to-face contact, this website, and toll-free phone lines.

In some cases, consultation is required under law. For example, public consultation on proposed rules is provided for in section 446 of the Maritime Transport Act. We draft maritime and marine protection rules and carry out public consultation on draft rules on behalf of the Minister of Transport.

You can have your say by providing us with comments before the deadline, after which they become closed consultations. Each consultation document provides guidance on how to comment and what the deadline is.

More information

If you require further information about a current or closed consultation, please contact the MNZ representative listed in the consultation documents.

Questions and general enquiries about consultation on rules should be directed to:
rules.coordinator@maritimenz.govt.nz.

For general enquiries about our consultation process please contact MNZ.

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