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Notice from CAA 

Over the next 12 months the Civil Aviation Authority (the Authority) will be completing a review of its funding framework for the period 2015-2018, and engaging in two rounds of public consultation.  As part of the first round of consultation, a discussion document titled “Funding Framework for Regulatory Services” has been developed.  The Authority is seeking feedback on the options proposed is this document. Submissions are invited by 5pm on 25th August 2014.
The discussion document outlines how the Authority proposes to make decisions about the funding of its regulatory activities. It combines central government guidance on public sector charges and the current approach used by the Authority into a single, consistent method for making funding decisions.
During this first round of consultation the Authority proposes to answer the following questions:


1.       Who should pay for aviation regulatory activities? The Authority identifies the beneficiaries of each regulatory activity to decide who should pay; and
2.       How should they pay? The Authority then examines which approach best fits with the characteristics of each regulatory activity, and the way that participants are likely to respond through changes in behaviour (both positive and negative).
Some options that the Authority has considered are outlined in the discussion document.  While some of the options present significant change, others are less significant.
After analysing the feedback received from the first round of consultation, the Authority will begin work on the final phase of the review – developing the methodology for setting the actual fees, charges, and levies.  To The Authority will conduct a second round of consultation in early 2015 to discuss “how much” participants should pay for aviation regulatory services.

Funding Framework for Regulatory Services 2015-18 Feedback Seminarshelp you to understand the options outlined in the discussion document, and to give you an opportunity to provide us with direct feedback, we would like to invite you to attend one of our consultation seminars being held in early August. These seminars will be held in Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch and Queenstown. At the seminars, we will explain the proposed options and seek your views on them. The seminars are free of charge. You will need to register your attendance via email at one week prior to the seminar in your area.
Further information
You can find the discussion document (available from 14 July) and more information about the seminars at
Comments should be submitted by email  no later than 5pm on Monday 25th August 2014 at
Yours sincerely,

John Kay
General Manager: Policy and Systems Intervention