The NZ Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on an amendment to Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005 (the proposed amendment Rule). The aim of the proposed Rule is to require a driver or operator of a vehicle carrying dangerous goods to comply with signs, on a road specified by bylaw, which indicate a prohibition or restriction on the transport of dangerous goods. The Government proposes increased penalties for breaches of the prohibitions or restrictions as a more effective deterrent.
The public consultation (yellow) draft, which includes an
explanatory overview, together with Questions and Answers, is available, on the
NZ Transport Agency’s website at:
The consultation material is also available for viewing at the NZ Transport Agency’s National Office and regional offices. You are welcome to call the NZ Transport Agency Contact Centre on Freephone 0800 699 000 for further information about the proposed Rule changes, or if you wish to be sent a hard copy of the consultation material.
Comments on the yellow draft should preferably be made on the online submission form provided on the NZ Transport Agency’s website or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Postal submissions are also acceptable and should be sent to: Dangerous Goods Rule Amendment, Rules Team, NZ Transport Agency, Private Bag 6995, Wellington 6141. Submissions close on 20 June 2016.