Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Amendment 2013
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 2013 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007 (the Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule). The Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule is part of a series of legislative measures aimed at achieving improvements in air quality by reducing the levels of harmful emissions from motor vehicles.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to:
- clarify that low volume vehicles that contain previously used parts are not new vehicles for the purposes of clause 2.3(b) and must pass a metered test before entry into service;
- revoke the definition of ‘scratch-built vehicle’.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule and eight other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2013 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into nine separate amendment Rules, including this Rule.
The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2400 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 made 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 22 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which eight commented on the proposed amendments to the Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule.
The submissions received were taken into account in finalising this amendment Rule following which it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Amendment 2013.
This Rule comes into force on 1 January 2014.
1.3 Scope of Rule
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007.
Section 2 Amendments to Definitions
2.1 Amendment to definition
In Part 2, Definitions, the definition of ‘New vehicle’, replace “scratch-built” with “low volume”.
2.2 Revocation of definition
In Part 2, Definitions, revoke the definition of ‘scratch-built vehicle’.
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Amendment 2013 - Rule 33001/7
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi