Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Consultation

At the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), we regard consultation with our stakeholders as a way to better inform the decisions we make and to improve the quality of our policies. Our organisation’s activities and stakeholder groups are diverse, and our consultation methods are tailored accordingly. Each project aims to consult with our community effectively, thoroughly and in a way that is appropriate to the community’s needs.

Consultations at AMSA

Our consultations are guided by principles set by the Australian Government’s Office of Best Practice Regulation.
These principles recommend that a consultation project:

  • be ongoing and begin early in the policy development process;
  • aim to capture a diversity of stakeholders;
  • allow stakeholders sufficient time to provide considered responses;
  • provide stakeholders with sufficient information; and
  • have its objectives clearly explained and provide feedback on how responses have been taken into consideration

Submissions can be made by any organisation or individual to the project contacts listed on this page.
Please be aware that submissions and comments provided to us may be published or made available to the public in another manner.

Open consultations

General

Title Documents/Links Closing date Consultation contact
No general consultations at this time.

 

 

 

Marine Orders - Navigation Act/Prevention of Pollution Act

Title Documents/Links Closing date Consultation contact
Marine Order 42 (Cargo stowage and securing) Draft MO42/2014 16/05/2014 Marine Order Draft
Marine Order 91 (Marine pollution prevention – oil) Draft MO91/2014 11/04/2014 Marine Order Draft

National System – Surveyor Accreditation Scheme  

We are seeking comments from all interested parties on the proposed Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) Amendment (Surveyor Accreditation) Regulation 2014.

Accreditation is a mechanism by which the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will ensure that persons are competent and fully supported to conduct and provide survey services for  domestic commercial vessels under the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 - (National Law).

It has been developed in close cooperation with Australian and international marine surveyor and naval architects professional association, class societies, industry representatives, as well as with the States and Territories.

The scheme has been designed to achieve:

  1. a cost-neutral approach, allowing existing government and non-government surveyors’ a simple renewal processes to enable them to continue to work.
  2. a straightforward route for new government surveyors into the accreditation scheme based on existing delegates’ recruitment and employment practices.
  3. a straightforward route for new non-government surveyors to achieve accredited status.
  4. robust and transparent governance mechanisms including audit, centrally coordinated to ensure the quality of the work accredited surveyors produce in order to ensure the integrity of the national system.

In order to fully illustrate how this could work in practice we have included drafts of the manual and a selection of forms that support the scheme. Whilst we are not specifically seeking comment on this we welcome any feedback on anything that is provided.

Following the close of this formal consultation on 16 March 2014 the expert reference group will be re-convened to consider the comments and revise the regulation as necessary.

For your convenience please use the feedback form - if this is not convenient we will accept submissions in any format.

Title Documents/Links Closing date Consultation contact
Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) Amendment (Surveyor Accreditation) Regulation 2014

Regulations

DRAFT: Marine Surveyors Accreditation Guidance Manual- Form # 760 (v)


DRAFT: Application for Accreditation as a Private Marine Surveyor

DRAFT: Application for Renewal of Accreditation as a Marine Surveyor (Government and Non-Government)

DRAFT: Declaration of Competency for Renewal of an Existing Marine Surveyor (Government and Non-Government)

DRAFT: Application for Variation of Accreditation (Government and Non-Government)

DRAFT: Application for Surrender of Accreditation as a Marine Surveyor
COB 16 March 2014 Manager Standards

National System - Standards

AMSA is reviewing and rewriting the National Standards for Commercial Vessels. This is a major task expected to be completed within three years. There will be many opportunities for interested parties to contribute to the process. To get the conversation started and to ensure all issues that need to be addressed are identified AMSA is inviting early comment on the standards listed below. There will be many other opportunities to become involved including as reference group members and during further public and inter-agency comments periods. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more.

Title Documents/Links Closing date Consultation contact
National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part C7A – Safety Equipment Draft Amendment
Change Summary
28/03/14 Manager, Standards and Operations
National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part B – General Requirements Discussion Paper   Manager, Standards and Operations
National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part C4 – Fire Safety Discussion Paper   Manager, Standards and Operations
National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part F2 – Leisure Craft Discussion Paper   Manager, Standards and Operations
National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part G – General Safety Requirements for Vessels Discussion Paper   Manager, Standards and Operations
National Standard for Administration of Marine Safety 4 Discussion Paper   Manager, Standards and Operations

Navigation Act/Prevention of Pollution Act  - Marine Order consultation process

Information on the program is made available to you

  1. Make a submission during the consultation period using the attached form:
    AMSA246 (word) [Microsoft Word IconDOC: 128Kb] AMSA 246 (pdf) [PDF IconPDF: 92Kb]
  2. When the consultation period ends, all responses are analysed and considered along with other available information to help us make decisions, develop policy or finalise regulatory changes.
  3. We provide feedback, either to you directly or in the form of a consultation report.
  4. If you have any queries about the consultation process, please direct them to the contact officer for the relevant consultation project.

National System - consultation process

You have your say during the consultation period by making a submission:

  • by email; or
  • by mail; or
  • by fax.

When consultation periods end, all responses will be analysed and considered along with other available information to help us make decisions, develop policy or finalise regulatory changes.

Please use the relevant public comment form to submit your feedback

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