NZOSCA approval

Information for manufacturers, distributors or suppliers of oil spill control agents (OSCA) applying for approval as New Zealand oil spill control agents (NZOSCA).

Pre-approval testing

Before starting the approval process, you must contact Maritime NZ first to discuss testing requirements that may be needed for your agent. All testing requirements are outlined in Marine Protection Rules Part 132 - New Zealand Oil Spill Control Agents.

Outcomes from the pre-approval discussion may include:

  • arrangements for testing of the agent, or alternatively providing existing test results from another agency or organisation, in New Zealand or overseas
  • providing existing test results for components of an agent where new testing would produce invalid results
  • how to provide required test documentation as specified in the test method guideline or standard.

Contact us for more help

If you have any questions about NZOSCA approval, please contact our environmental advisors.


New Zealand (toll free): 0508 225 522
Calling from outside New Zealand: +64 4 473 0111

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Tell us what you need help with and remember to include your contact details (email address and phone numbers).

How to apply

These steps provide a basic overview of how to apply for NOSCA approval.

To complete an application, you need to provide all of the information and documents we require.

If you do not provide all of the required information we cannot process your application and we will return it and your other documents to you.

Related information:

Part 132

Read about Marine Protection Rules Part 132 - New Zealand Oil Spill Control Agents.

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