Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019 (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—
- update the definition of Gross vehicle mass to align with the Land Transport Act 1998 (which was amended in 2017):
- update a cross-reference from the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986 to Part 17 of the Land Transport Act 1998:
- consequentially amend the definition of Gross vehicle mass in nine other Land Transport Rules to cross-refer to the definition in the Land Transport Act 1998.
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: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018 (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 2544 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. It was also notified in the New Zealand Gazette on 23 July 2018.
The NZ Transport Agency received 41 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which three 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 Preliminary provisions
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019.
This Rule comes into force on 1 June 2019.
1.3 Principal Rule amended
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002.
Section 2 Amendments to principal Rule
2.1 Part 2 amended (Definitions)
2.1(1) In Part 2, Definitions, replace the definition of Gross vehicle mass with:
Gross vehicle mass has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998
2.1(2) In Part 2, Definitions, definition of Operation in service, replace “the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986” with “Part 17 of the Land Transport Act 1998”.
2.2 Consequential amendments to other Land Transport Rules
The Land Transport Rules specified in the Schedule to this Rule are amended in the manner set out in that schedule.
Land Transport Rules
Dangerous Goods 2005
In Part 2, Definitions, replace the definition of Gross vehicle mass with:
Land Transport Rule - Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019 - Rule 35001/2002/15
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi