Civil Aviation (Direction to Require Screening and Searching) Notice 2018

2018/108

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Civil Aviation (Direction to Require Screening and Searching) Notice 2018

Pursuant to section 77A(1) of the Civil Aviation Act 1990, and after complying with the requirements of section 77A(2) of that Act, the Minister of Transport, considering it to be necessary to improve or enhance aviation security to enable New Zealand to be part of a concerted international response to a threat to aviation security, directs the Aviation Security Service to perform the functions specified in this notice.

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the Civil Aviation (Direction to Require Screening and Searching) Notice 2018.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force on 30 June 2018.

3 Application

The direction in clause 5 applies—

(a)

on and from 30 June 2018, in the case of an international screening point located at Auckland International Airport:

(b)

on and from 31 July 2018, in the case of an international screening point located at any other security designated aerodrome in New Zealand.

4 Interpretation

For the purposes of this direction,—

(a)

inorganic powder means a powder, or a similar granular substance (for example, salt and bath salts), that does not consist of, and is not derived from, living matter:

(b)

international screening point means a passenger inspection and screening station that is used for screening and searching people and items that enter a sterile area that services international flights (including transit flights).

5 Direction to screen and, if necessary, search

The Aviation Security Service must, at every international screening point, screen and, if necessary, undertake reasonable searches, for inorganic powder.

Dated at Wellington this 21st day of June 2018.

Julie Anne Genter,
for Minister of Transport.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice is given by the Minister of Transport under section 77A of the Civil Aviation Act 1990. It directs the Aviation Security Service to screen and, if necessary, undertake reasonable searches, for inorganic powder at all international screening points. Inorganic powder is a powder or similar substance that is not made of or derived from living matter (for example, salt and bath salts).

This direction will take effect at Auckland International Airport on and from 30 June 2018, and at other international screening points on and from 31 July 2018.

This notice is published in the legislative instrument series in accordance with sections 6 and 14(1) of the Legislation Act 2012. Section 77A(1) of the Civil Aviation Act 1990 requires this notice to be published in the Gazette. However, under section 13 of the Legislation Act 2012, that requirement is complied with by virtue of the notification of this notice in the Gazette in accordance with section 12 of that Act.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 June 2018.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Transport.