NTC issues simplified HVNL RIS document

Complementary HVNL 2.0 paper outlines potential scenario for future law

NTC issues simplified HVNL RIS document
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The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a simplified version of its Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) regulation impact statement (RIS).

The complementary short-form document (HVNL 2.0) outlines one potential scenario for the future HVNL.

NTC explains this scenario is not a set of preferred options, rather an example of how options in the RIS can work together as a system, and the HVNL 2.0 is designed to be read alongside the consultation RIS as a short-form description of one possible scenario for the future law.

The policy options presented in the RIS and in HVNL 2.0 were developed by the NTC based on submissions to its HVNL Review process, including its series of issues papers in 2019.

Read the full regulatory impact statement, here

"Reading HVNL 2.0 will make it easier for you to understand the RIS," the document explains.

"By showing how one suite of options can fit together, our goal is to demonstrate how the broader suite of options will make sense as a system.

"Of course we can’t describe every possible system combination in full; there are many ways to bring together a new law.

"The RIS also presents the problems each option strives to address and analyses the likely impacts of each policy option. HVNL 2.0 just describes the option for clarity.

"HVNL 2.0 is a relatively quick way to understand what a future HVNL might look like, while the RIS is designed to tell a fuller story."

NTC asks stakeholders to now contribute in informing how a new law should work, which will shape and finalise policy options for ministers’ decision in the first half of 2021. 

"We are focused on consulting broadly and deeply over the next several months so you can contribute your views on these reform options.

"We will present formal policy proposals to ministers in the first half of 2021."

NTC’s consultation options for interested parties can include: 

The HVNL 2.0 document is available here.

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