A Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) asks for comments on proposed rule changes. Anyone can make a submission during the public consultation period.
After the consultation period has closed, a summary of public submissions is published with our responses. We then prepare the draft final rule for the Ministry of Transport.
As a result of public submissions, the draft final rule may contain amendments to the proposal in the NPRM. Such changes are noted in our responses, and in the text supporting the draft final rule.
If any of the NPRM proposals are to be significantly amended as a result of the public submissions, we will engage in further consultation before the draft final rule is forwarded to the Ministry.
NPRM 19-03 Omnibus Rule Amendments 2017 [PDF 482 KB] - submissions close 07 Jun 2019
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 19-02 Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Licensing [PDF 263 KB] - submissions closed 29 Mar 2019
The purpose of this NPRM is to propose amendments to Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Licensing to update those areas of the rules that no longer reflect modern aircraft technology and maintenance practices. This is a result of advances in integrated aircraft avionics, maintenance practices, and improvements in aircraft reliability.