Introduced on May 19. The Bill gives ministerial powers to make marine protection rules in relation to Annex VI of the international marine transport treaty – MARPOL. These relate to vessel fuels and pollution standards. First reading on June 1 with the support of all parties. Sent to the transport and infrastructure committee to be reported back by Sept 16. The shortened time frame was so NZ can accede to the latest annex and take part in upcoming talks on maritime greenhouse gas emissions.