Requirements for operators

Read about what you will need to do to meet new air pollution prevention requirements.

Overview

Depending on the size, age and purpose of your ship, different requirements will apply to you. You will need to make sure that you look carefully at the requirements outlined on this page. Part 199 is New Zealand’s legal basis for the requirements in the international maritime convention MARPOL Annex VI: Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships.

 

Changes to engine rules

This year, as part of our commitment to MARPOL Annex VI, new rules were introduced for engines over 130kW on boats. These rules apply to New Zealand commercial vessels and recreational boats that don’t visit overseas ports.

Read a summary of the changes

Guides

We have developed guidance to help ship operators identify which requirements apply to their ships.

Part 199 Rules Guide

The Part 199 Rules Guide offers the following:

  • Background: why New Zealand has signed up to MARPOL Annex VI
  • Legal basis for Marine Protection Rules Part 199: Preventing Air Pollution from Ships
  • A description of each of the compliance requirements, grouped into the following themes:
    • Fuel requirements
    • Nitrogen oxides (NOx) engine emissions requirements
    • Controlling other air pollutants
    • Carbon intensity reduction requirements for ships 400 GT or more
    • Reporting requirements for ships 5000 GT or more
  • Suggestions for the steps that should be taken to achieve and maintain compliance
  • Instructions for when each of the compliance requirements needs to be demonstrated, which parties will be responsible for.
Guide for Marine Protection Rules Part 199 [PDF: 1.9Mb, 77 pages]

Part 199 Timeline Guide

This guide is for commercial operators of New Zealand ships. It summarises the requirements from the Marine Protection Rules Part 199: Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships (Part 199) and when they need to be met.

This guide must be read in conjunction with the full text of the rules and the Part 199 Rules Guide. The Part 199 Rules Guide provides greater detail about all of the requirements in the rules and explains the terms used in this Part 199 Timeline Guide.

Timeline guide for Marine Protection Rules Part 199 [PDF: 802kB, 8 pages]

Part 199 tool

You can use an optional questionnaire tool to find out which requirements may apply to your ship. The tool provides an indication only; it is the responsibility for ship operators to carefully consider all the requirements in Part 199 to correctly identify which requirements apply to their ship.

Part 199 tool

 

New environmental rules for domestic voyaging commercial vessels under 400 GT

This guide contains all of the requirements that are applicable to domestic voyaging commercial ships under 400GT.

Operators of other commercial ships should read the main Part 199 Guide.

New environmental rules for domestic voyaging commercial vessels under 400 GT [PDF: 628kB, 12 pages]

 

Certification for ships 400GT or more

If you voyage internationally you need the following certificates to be compliant with MARPOL Annex VI and the Part 199 Rules. For domestic voyaging ships you can either hold these certificates or a MARPOL Annex VI endorsement on your Certificate of Survey.

International Energy Efficiency Certificate (IEE)

This certificate only needs to be issued once by Maritime NZ or your Recognised Organisation. Use the Part 199 Certificate application form below if your ship is not in class, you have had your ship surveyed and now need a certificate issued by Maritime NZ.

International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPP)

This certificate needs to be issued by Maritime NZ or your Recognised Organisation. Use the Part 199 Certificate application form below if your ship is not in class, you have had your ship surveyed and now need a certificate issued by Maritime NZ.

IAPP Exemption Certificate (for unmanned non-self propelled barges)

This certificate only applies to unmanned non-self propelled barges and needs to be issued by Maritime NZ or your Recognised Organisation.

 

Engine Certification

Engine International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (EIAPP)

This certificate needs to be issued by Maritime NZ or your Recognised Organisation for all internationally voyaging ships with engines over 130kW or 174 HP.

Use the Part 199 Certificate application form below if you need the certificate for your engine issued by Maritime NZ. You need a valid EIAPP to be able to apply for an IAPP.

For an Annex VI Endorsement, it is one of the options to demonstrate your engines compliance.

Application for a Part 199 vessel certificate [PDF: 275kB, 8 pages]

 

Technical Files

A technical file is required for the issue of an Engine International Air Pollution Prevention (EIAPP) Certificate. The technical file can be for the specific, individual engine, or for the parent engine of the engine family or group.

As per the NOx Technical Code 2008, a technical file is a record containing all details of parameters, including components and settings of an engine, that may influence the NOx emission of the engine.

Section 2.4 of the Technical Code sets out the minimum requirements for what needs to be included in engine documentation for it to be acceptable as a “technical file”:

  1. identification of those components, settings and operating values of the engine that influences its NOx emissions including any NOx reducing device or system;
  2. identification of the full range of allowable adjustments or alternatives for the components of the engine;
  3. full record of the relevant engine's performance, including the engine's rated speed and rated power;
  4. a system of onboard NO, verification procedures to verify compliance with the NO, emission limits during onboard verification surveys in accordance with chapter 6;
  5. a copy of the relevant parent engine test data, as given in section 2 of appendix V of this Code;
  6. if applicable, the designation and restrictions for an engine that is an engine within an engine family or engine group;
  7. specifications of those spare parts/components that, when used in the engine, according to those specifications, will result in continued compliance of the engine with the applicable NO, emission limit.

A technical file presented as part of an application to Maritime NZ for an EIAPP Certificate must have this information. If the technical file does not contain this information, then the application is unable to be considered and an EIAPP Certificate cannot be issued for the engine in question.

Record Book of Engine Parameters

Under Part 199, a record book of engine parameters is required if an engine that needs to be compliant has a technical file that states the engine’s compliance with the NOx emission limits must be tested using the ‘Engine parameter check method’. 

While some technical files will include a section to be used as a record book, you may use this template if the technical file for your engine does not include this section or in place of what is in the technical file (use only one).  You can amend the fields to reflect the engine’s specific components and settings.

As per the NOx Technical Code 2008 a record book of Engine Parameters must be maintained to record all relevant changes to the engine. This includes like for like replacements and adjustments within the approved ranges made to an engine’s components and settings.

At survey, the surveyor will review the record book and technical file, along with the engine’s maintenance records and an inspection of the engine to be satisfied that emissions are ‘likely’ to be within Annex VI limits. See the Timeline guide for Marine Protection Rules Part 199 for the dates when the Part 199 engine requirements are included in surveys.

Maritime NZ suggested practice: Even if engines do not need to be surveyed for compliance with Part 199 until a later date, we recommend that operators start using the record book now.

Record book engine parameters - Template [DOCX: 43.9kB, 5 pages]