49 Instruments that may incorporate material by reference

(1)

An instrument that may be made under any Act (the parent Act) for a purpose specified in subsection (2) may incorporate material by reference under this subpart.

(2)

A purpose of the instrument must be to define terms, prescribe matters, or make other provision in relation to an activity or thing, including (without limitation) any asset, equipment, facility, goods, information, material, practice, premises, process, product, programme, service, or system.

(3)

This section, in so far as it applies, is sufficient authority for the instrument to incorporate 1 or more of the following by reference:

(a)

a standard, framework, code of practice, recommended practice, or requirement of an international organisation or a national organisation:

(b)

a standard, framework, code of practice, recommended practice, or requirement prescribed in any country or jurisdiction, or by any group of countries:

(c)

any other written material that deals with technical matters and that can reasonably be regarded as being too large or impractical to include in, or publish as part of, the instrument.

(4)

Material incorporated by reference in reliance on this section has legal effect as part of the instrument that incorporates the material.

Compare: 1988 No 5 s 22(1)