NPRMs Open for Submission

A Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) asks for comments on the proposed rule changes during a consultation period where anyone can make a submission.

About the Consultation Process

Public consultation on proposed rules is provided for in section 34(1) of the Civil Aviation Act 1990. The Civil Aviation Authority drafts civil aviation rules and carries out public consultation on draft rules on behalf of the Minister of Transport.

You can have your say by providing us with comments in the form below by the deadline.

Submissions received on draft rules are summarised and analysed. The results are published as a summary of public submissions, with a copy of the NPRM, under:

NPRMs Closed for Submissions.

The proposed rule will be reconsidered to take into account the submissions received. If necessary, we undertake further consultation with key groups before submitting a proposed rule to government.

How to Make a Submission

Electronic (form below, or PDF) submissions are preferred to assist in compiling them, but submissions can still be sent by post or fax, or delivered in person.

Official Information Act

Submitters should note that subject to the Official Information Act 1982, any information attached to submissions will become part of the docket file and will be available to the public for examination at the Civil Aviation Authority offices in the Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston Street, Wellington.

Submitters should state clearly if there is any information in their submission that is commercially sensitive or for some other reason the submitter does not want the information to be released to other interested parties. The CAA will consider this in making a decision in respect of any Official Information Act requests. It should be noted that the CAA cannot guarantee confidentiality in respect of any specific submissions.

Open for Comment

Omnibus Rule 2017/18

The purpose of the Omnibus rule 2017/18 is to make minor editorial and minor technical amendments to various rules. These amendments are 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.

NPRM 19-03 Omnibus Rule Amendments 2017 (PDF 482 KB) - submissions close 07 Jun 2019

Please indicate your acceptance or otherwise. Any additional constructive comments, suggested amendments or alternative action will be welcome: *

Alternatively, you can use this form CAA810 NPRM Submission Form (fillable PDF 1.6 MB) and email it to:

Electronic (form above, or PDF) submissions are preferred to assist in compiling them, but submissions can still be sent by post or fax, or delivered in person.

More Information

If you require further information about a current NPRM, please contact the CAA representative listed in the NPRM.

For general enquiries about our consultation process, contact us.