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Land Transport Rule Dangerous Goods Amendment 2016

Submissions for this consultation is now closed.

Please view the Dangerous Goods Amendment 2016 which will come into force on 1 October 2016.


This overview accompanies, and sets in context, the public consultation (yellow) draft of Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods Amendment 2016 (Rule 45001/4). 

The proposed amendment Rule will require drivers or operators of vehicles carrying dangerous goods to comply with any sign that indicates a restriction or prohibition on the transport of dangerous goods on a specified section of road.  

If you wish to comment on this draft Rule, please see the page headed ‘Making a submission’. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Monday 20 June 2016.

Consultation on proposed Rule changes

The purpose of this publication is to consult on proposed changes to Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005 (the Dangerous Goods Rule).

Consultation on the proposed changes is being carried out to ensure that legislation is sound and robust and that the Rules development process takes account of the views of, and the impact on, people affected by proposed Rule changes.

This publication, for your comment, has two parts:

(a)      an overview, which sets proposed Rule changes in context; and

(b)     the consultation (yellow) draft of Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods Amendment [2016] (45001/4)  (‘the draft amendment Rule’). 

Please read the overview carefully and consider the effects that the proposed Rule and regulation changes would have on you or your organisation.

The draft amendment Rule sets out only the proposed Rule changes and should be read together with Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005 (the Dangerous Goods Rule). If you do not have a copy of the Dangerous Goods Rule, please read the information in Publication and availability of Rules (page 18) about obtaining Rules. To assist in setting the proposed changes in context, the web versions of the Dangerous Goods Rule and the draft amendment Rule documents are linked.