Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2016
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2016 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 (the Vehicle Standards Compliance Rule). The Vehicle Standards Compliance Rule sets out requirements to control the entry of vehicles into, and the operation of vehicles in, the land transport system.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to ensure that applicants to be a vehicle inspector or an inspecting organisation have both public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Vehicle Standards Compliance Rule and 14 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2016 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into separate amendment Rules.
The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 3170 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended. The Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZ Transport Agency’s Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also available on the NZ Transport Agency’s website. The availability of the amendment proposals for comment was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and in the New Zealand Gazette.
The NZ Transport Agency received 35 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 5 commented on the proposed amendments to the Vehicle Standards Compliance Rule.
The submissions received were taken into account in finalising the draft Rule following which it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2016.
This Rule comes into force on 1 December 2016.
1.3 Principal Rule amended
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002.
Section 2 Amendment to clause 2.5
2.1 Amendment to clause 2.5
2.1 In clause 2.5(2)(b)(ii), replace “civil” with “public”.
Land Transport Rule - Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2016 - Rule 35001/14
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi