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.
Public consultation on proposed rules is provided for in section 34(1) of the Civil Aviation Act 1990. The CAA drafts civil aviation rules and carries out public consultation on draft rules on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
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:
The proposed rules will be reconsidered to take into account the submissions received. If necessary, we undertake further consultation with key groups before submitting proposed rules to government.
Electronic (form below, or PDF) submissions are preferred to assist in compiling, but submissions can still be sent by post, or delivered in person.
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 CAA 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.
The existing regulatory framework for PBN is based on Civil Aviation Rules (CARs) that are unclear, out of date and do not fully support all aspects of PBN operations.
This creates an unnecessary regulatory burden that affects operators in terms of their understanding of requirements and their ability to maximise the benefits of PBN operations. It also affects the Civil Aviation Authority because of the additional resource needed to administer the requirements and the lack of a clear framework for implementing new and amended PBN specifications.
To address this problem, we are proposing a package of regulatory changes and associated guidance material that will create a modern, fit for purpose regulatory framework that enables the potential benefits of PBN to be achieved.
This package includes new and revised CARs, detailed technical and operational requirements contained in notices, and acceptable means of complying with requirements.
This package is made up of:
We are seeking feedback on:
Existing provisions within Parts 19D and 91 of the CARs will be replaced with an entirely new rule structure, and there is no simple one-to-one translation of existing requirements to equivalent new ones.
In early 2021, we will be releasing the remaining navigation specification notices for public consultation. These, in conjunction with the three notices included in this consultation, will form a complete set of technical and operational requirements for all navigation specifications that have been implemented in New Zealand or that may be used by New Zealand registered aircraft.
If you require more information about a current NPRM, please contact the CAA representative listed in the NPRM.
For general enquiries about our consultation process, contact us.