In accordance with section 448 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, Maritime New Zealand gives notice of the making of the following marine protection rules:
Marine Protection Rules Part 300: Ballast Water Management 2015
These rules were signed on 1 March 2016, however they do not enter into force until one year following the accession to the Convention by New Zealand.
Although signed, the commencement of these Rules is suspended until applied by the Minister by further notice in the New Zealand Gazette.
Rules are available for inspection free of charge, or for purchase at a cost, from Maritime New Zealand, Level 11, 1 Grey Street, Wellington, or on the Maritime New Zealand website
Dated at Wellington this 24th day of March 2016.
MARK BATT, Manager Domestic and International Policy, Maritime New Zealand.