Mid-Point Review of the Oil Pollution Levy - Invitation to comment

Maritime NZ consultation on proposed changes to the Oil Pollution Levy closed on 18 January 2019.

The deadline for making submissions on the Mid-Point Review of the Oil Pollution Levy consultation document was 5.00pm Friday, 18 January 2019.

Next steps

Maritime NZ is currently working with the government in considering the feedback received in the Mid-Point Review of the Oil Pollution Levy consultation. Once the process is complete, decisions will be announced as soon as possible.

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Overview

MNZ was seeking feedback on three options for the second-half of the six year Levy period covering the amount of revenue sought and how the levy is applied.

Several pieces of work provided input into this review of the Levy. These include:

  • A refresh of the New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Readiness and Response Strategy to the 2018 – 2022 version (the Strategy)
  • A refresh of the Marine Oil Spill Risk Assessment (MOSRA 18) incorporating the latest data and improvements in modelling capabilities to re-assess risk matters and consequently sector shares of risk
  • A review of the Capability Plan, to ensure it remains valid and appropriate
  • A re-forecast of expected activity levels (projecting forward the latest data available) for the period from July 2019 to June 2022.

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