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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

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

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) invites 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 close on 28 August 2015.

 

Coastal Navigation Safety Review

Maritime New Zealand has completed the research and consultation phases of the Coastal Navigation Safety Review, and is to report its findings in September, 2015.

 

Closed consultations

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

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.

 

Maritime Rules Various SOLAS Catch-up Amendments 2015

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) invited comment on draft new maritime rules – Maritime Rules Various SOLAS Catch-up Amendments 2015.

The deadline for making a submission was 5pm on Friday 30 January 2015.

 

Application for Dumping Permit – OMV New Zealand Ltd

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) gave notice of an application to dump a wellhead in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for a limited period

OMV New Zealand Ltd had sought permission to dump a wellhead in the EEZ until they decommission their Maari offshore oilfield (estimated to be at the end of 2023). The wellhead is located at a site approximately 80km south-west of Opunake in a water depth of 102m.

The deadline for making a submission was 5pm on Friday 30 January 2015.

 

Omnibus Maritime and Marine Protection Rules IMO-related Amendments 2015

MNZ invites comment on draft new maritime rules and marine protection rules – Omnibus Maritime and Marine Protection Rules IMO-related Amendments 2015.

The deadline for making a submission was 5pm on Friday 19 December 2014.

 

Rule amendments 2015 invitation to comment

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) invites comment on draft new maritime rules and marine protection rules - Maritime and Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2015.

The deadline for making a submission was 5pm on Thursday 11 December2014.

 

Review of the New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy

MNZ invited comment on its draft updated New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy 2014 (the draft Strategy).

Maritime Labour Convention consultation

The Ministry of Transport consulted on whether or not New Zealand should become a party to the Maritime Labour Convention.

Rule amendments 2014 – Invitation to comment

MNZ invited comment on draft new maritime rules and marine protection rules - Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2014 and Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2014.

 

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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