Notice Type
Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Notification of Proposed Marine Protection Rules

In accordance with section 446(a) and (b) of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, Maritime New Zealand, on behalf of the Associate Minister of Transport, gives notice of the Minister’s intention to make the following Marine Protection Rules:

Part 199: Prevention of Air Pollution From Ships

The proposed Part 199 Marine Protection Rules Amendments 2022 contains amendments to:

  • Make the requirements in section C3 (nitrogen oxides) more workable for New Zealand ships voyaging within New Zealand’s jurisdiction.
  • Enable the making of transport instruments for equivalents and alternative nitrogen oxides controls.
  • Make a number of minor corrections and clarifications to Part 199.

Comments are invited on the above proposed rules developed under the Maritime Transport Act 1994.

In addition, the Director of Maritime New Zealand is proposing to make transport instruments for alternative nitrogen oxides controls under the proposed new enabling provisions. These proposed transport instruments are included in the consultation package in order for the Director to consult on them pursuant to section 452C of the Maritime Transport Act 1994.

Consultation will commence on 30 August 2022.

The consultation document, draft rule amendments, and online submission form can be found at

Submissions must be made online or by email or post by end of the day, 26 September 2022.

Email submissions must be addressed to

Postal submissions must be addressed to PO Box 25620, Wellington 6146. Please address postal submissions to the Regulatory Policy Design Unit.

Copies of the consultation document are available free of charge from Maritime New Zealand, Level 11, 1 Grey Street, Wellington, or by contacting the Regulatory Policy Design Unit at: or by writing to PO Box 25620, Wellington 6146.

Dated at Wellington this 29th day of August 2022.

JACQUELYN YEATES, Manager Regulatory Policy Design, Maritime New Zealand.