Type-approval of an on-board mass (OBM) system is the process that TCA uses to determine:
- if an applicant is suitable from a probity, financial and commercial perspective to have its OBM system type-approved by TCA, and
- whether an OBM system presented by the applicant meets the functional and technical requirements set out in the On-Board Mass System Functional and Technical Specification.
An applicant must meet all of the prudential, financial, technical and functional requirements necessary to achieve type-approval of its OBM system.
Applying for type-approval of an OBM system
Applicants can apply for type-approval by contacting TCA.
The On-Board Mass System Guideline for Type-Approval details the four-stage process that applicants will progress through with TCA to obtain type-approval.
TCA recovers the costs associated with each stage of type-approval of an OBM system from applicants, as detailed below.
Stages of type-approval of an OBM system
|Stages 1 and 2||Application and checklist||$10,000 (excl GST)|
|Stage 3||Risk-focused review and testing||$25,000 (excl GST)|
|Stage 4||Type-approval||$5,000 (excl GST)|
Certificates of Conformance
Once type-approval has been obtained, the applicant will issue a Certificate of Conformance with each type-approved OBM system supplied to consumers.
Each Certificate of Conformance is valued at $20 (excl. GST), and is payable by the applicant.
TCA reserves the right to adjust the costs associated with type-approval and Certificates of Conformance.