This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 November 2014, revoke and replace the Land Transport (Certification and Other Fees) Regulations 1999 (the 1999 regulations).
Regulation 3 defines terms used in the regulations. The terms “certifying organisation” and “certifier” used in the 1999 regulations are replaced with “inspecting organisation” and “vehicle inspector”.
Regulation 4 specifies the fees for an application for appointment as an inspecting organisation or a vehicle inspector. The various fees in the 1999 regulations are replaced by—
a single fee for an application for appointment as an inspecting organisation for 1 activity and 1 site, plus an hourly rate if the application involves second or subsequent activities or sites; and
for an application for appointment as a vehicle inspector for 1 activity, a single fee.
The fit and proper person fee in the 1999 regulations is not carried forward because the cost of this check is included in the fee for appointment.
Regulation 5 prescribes hourly rates for certain services performed by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Regulation 6 specifies the circumstances in which the Agency may waive or refund fees payable under the regulations. There are a number of new powers to waive or refund fees.
Regulation 7 prescribes the fees to be paid by an inspecting organisation or vehicle inspector for each record of certification issued.
The planned review fee in the 1999 regulations is not carried forward. The cost of routine reviews of inspecting organisations and vehicle inspectors is included in the certification fees.
Regulation 8 prescribes the standards development fee. The amount of the fee payable is not changing, but is now expressed as a GST exclusive amount (see also regulation 13).
Regulation 9 prescribes the fees that may be charged for an application for certification of in-service fitness or registration which are (as under the 1999 regulations) fixed by the inspecting organisation or vehicle inspector. Subclause (2) provides that an inspecting organisation or a vehicle inspector may charge a reasonable fee for providing a duplicate of an evidence of vehicle inspection. This replaces the set fees in the 1999 regulations.
Regulation 10 prescribes the fee for collection of information about a vehicle while it is in the control of Customs for the purposes of the Vehicle Standards Compliance rule. The fee is reduced. The power to waive or refund the fee is carried over, but is now in new regulation 6.
Regulation 11 prescribes (and increases) the fees payable for the purposes of Land Transport Rule: Frontal Impact 2001.
Regulation 12 prescribes (and reduces) the fee payable for a Category A Left-hand Drive Vehicle Permit application.
Regulation 13 provides that the fees prescribed by these regulations are exclusive of goods and services tax.
Regulation 14 revokes the 1999 regulations.
Regulatory impact statement
The New Zealand Transport Agency, with the assistance of the Ministry of Transport, produced a regulatory impact statement on 9 May 2014 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.
A copy of this regulatory impact statement can be found at—