NPRMs Closed for Submissions

A Summary of Public Submissions (SOPS) document is published on the CAA Web site after the public consultation period has closed for any given NPRM. The SOPS provides a summary of each submission received and the CAA response to the submission. The CAA responses provide the formal CAA position on the submission.

After publication of the SOPS the CAA prepares the draft final rule for delivery to the Ministry of Transport. As a result of public submissions, the draft final rule may contain amendments to the original rule proposal contained in the NPRM. All changes to the rule wording resulting from public submissions will be noted in the CAA responses and in the text supporting the draft final rule.

If any of the proposed rules that are published in an NPRM are to be significantly amended as a result of the public submissions, then the CAA will engage in further consultation with the appropriate interested parties before the draft final rule is forwarded to the Ministry. Further consultation after receiving submissions is an exception rather than the norm.


NPRM 17-02 Small Issues Rule Amendments (PDF 380 KB)

NPRM 17-02 Interim Small Issues 16/17 Rule Amendments - Summary of Public Submissions (PDF 150 KB)

The Small Issues Rule Amendments is the first of its kind, and as the name suggests, proposes a broad range of minor amendments to CAR Parts 1, 12, 21, 43, 61, 91, 115, 121, 125, and 135. There are eleven distinct policy items:

  1. Reviews of airworthiness for aircraft not used for hire or reward (rule 91.615);
  2. Definitions of “major modification” and “major repair” (rule 1.1);
  3. Ensuring most relevant standards for aircraft design changes (rules 21.83 (new) and 21.505);
  4. Prohibition on manipulation of controls (rules 115.215, 115.613, 115.667 and 115.759);
  5. Maintenance on large balloons (rule 43.54);
  6. Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO) requirements (Part 121 Subpart N);
  7. Landing distance assessment (rules 121.221, 121.223, 125.233, 125.235, 135.233, and 135.235);
  8. Leaving helicopters unattended with rotors turning under power (rules 91.120 and 135.67);
  9. Emergency electrical supply requirements for single engine aircraft (rule 125.361);
  10. Requirements for training, operation and use of aircraft following a safety review (Part 61 Subpart I (new));
  11. Reporting of tonnage carried on cargo-only flights (rule 12.151).

Submissions closed on 20 Mar 2017


NPRM 17-01 Part 108 Re-issue: Air Operator Security Programme (PDF 277 KB)

The purpose of amendments to rules underpinning cargo and mail security in New Zealand is to, as far as is practicable, align the domestic cargo and mail security requirements in Part 108 with the international requirements as set out in Part 109.

The main aim of the amendments to Part 108 is to provide specific security controls for cargo and mail carried on domestic aircraft with more than 30 passenger seats, and on aircraft operated by Australian operators with ANZA privileges. These align with international best practice to assist in enhancing security outcomes for civil aviation in New Zealand.

Submissions closed on 18 Oct 2016


NPRM 16-01 Omnibus 2016 (PDF 540 KB)

Summary of Public Submissions Omnibus 2016 (PDF 55 KB)

The purpose of the Omnibus rule 2016 was to make minor editorial and minor technical amendments to various rules. These amendments were to correct grammatical and editorial errors in the rules; to clarify various rules; to update wording where not consistent with drafting conventions; to update rule wording and references in line with other rule changes; to update rules in accordance with current ICAO standards, definitions and abbreviations and to revoke expired transitional arrangements.
For more detail of the issues in the Omnibus Rule 2016 see section 3 of the NPRM.

Submissions closed on 28 Jun 2016