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Have Your Say On Bill Addressing Shipping Emissions


You can now have your say on the Maritime Transport
(MARPOL Annex VI) Amendment Bill, a government bill that is
currently before the Transport and Infrastructure
Committee.

This bill’s core purpose is to address
the impacts of shipping emissions. It aims to do this by
aligning New Zealand laws with Annex VI of the International
Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
(MARPOL).

In doing so, the bill would amend the
Maritime Transport Act 1994. This would enable New Zealand
to accede to Annex VI, as agreed by Cabinet in
2019.

The bill would allow the Minister of Transport
to make marine protection rules in relation to Annex VI. It
would also grant the Director of Maritime New Zealand the
power to conduct inspections and audits in relation to Annex
VI requirements, and to detain ships that breach Annex VI
requirements.

Tell the Transport and Infrastructure
Committee what you think

Make
a submission
on the bill by midnight on Sunday
27 June 2021.

For more details about the
bill:

· Read
the full content of the bill

· Get
more details about the bill

· Follow the
committee’s Facebook page for
updates

 

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