Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Amendment 2011
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Amendment 2011 amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007 ('the Rule'). The aim of the Rule is to achieve improvements in air quality by reducing the levels of harmful emissions from motor vehicles.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to replace the definition of 'low volume production vehicle' in the Rule with the definition of 'low volume vehicle' used in other vehicle standards Rules while retaining an exception for certain vehicles within this definition from the requirement to comply with an approved vehicle exhaust emissions standard.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007 and 10 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single draft Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2011 (the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule).
On 1 June 2011, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2200 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZTA Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also made available on the NZTA's website. The availability of the draft for comment was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and in the New Zealand Gazette. The NZTA received 17 submissions on the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 12 commented on the proposed amendments to the Rule.
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into 11 separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in finalising this amendment Rule before it was submitted to the Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Amendment 2011.
1.2 Date when Rule comes into force
This Rule comes into force on 1 October 2011.
1.3 Scope of Rule
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007.
Section 2 Amendment to Rule requirements
2.1 Vehicle emissions standards
Clause 2.2 is amended by substituting "vehicles specified in paragraph (a) of the definition of 'low volume vehicle'" for "low volume production vehicles" in paragraph 2.2(3)(d).
Section 3 Amendments to Definitions
3.1 Deletion of definition
Part 2 Definitions is amended by deleting the definition of 'low volume production vehicle'.
3.2 Insertion of definition
Part 2 Definitions is amended by inserting the following definition:
- “Low volume vehicle has the same meaning as in Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002.”
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Amendment 2011 - Rule 33001/5
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi