Forest and Rural Fires Regulations 2005

  • revoked
  • Forest and Rural Fires Regulations 2005: revoked, on 1 July 2017, by section 196(c) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 (2017 No 17).

Reprint as at 1 July 2017

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Forest and Rural Fires Regulations 2005

(SR 2005/153)

Forest and Rural Fires Regulations 2005: revoked, on 1 July 2017, by section 196(c) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 (2017 No 17).

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 7th day of June 2005

Present:
The Right Hon Helen Clark presiding in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Pursuant to section 67 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Interpretation
4Application of subpart 1
5Who may be member
6How membership attained
7Term of office of appointed committee member
8Term of office of elected committee member
9When member ceases to hold office
10When representative no longer eligible to represent member
11When member may be removed from office
12Vacancy may be filled by committee appointing member
13Powers of member or committee not affected by defect in appointment or election, or vacancy in membership
14First meeting of committee
15Procedure generally
16NRFO may require committee to hold meeting
17Quorum
18Presiding at meetings
19Voting
20Disclosure of interest
21Committee may appoint subcommittees
22Employees
23Accounting records to be kept
24Committee must prepare financial statements
25Payments must be authorised
26Committee must send estimates to NRFA
27Members’ remuneration and allowances
28Confidentiality of information
29Application of subpart 2
30How election conducted
31Electoral system to be used
32Election supervised by electoral officer
33Duties of electoral officer
34Who may be candidate for election
35Who may be elector
36Fire Authority may establish voluntary rural fire force
37Members of voluntary force must be treated as employees of Fire Authority
38Warrants of appointment for Principal Rural Fire Officers and Rural Fire Officers
39Fire Authority must adopt fire plan
40Fire plan must be reviewed
41Fire plan to include policies and procedures to reduce likelihood and consequence of fires
42Fire plan to include policies and procedures in relation to readiness for fire-fighting event
43Additional information relating to readiness
44Fire plan to include policies and procedures for response to fire in district
45Response systems
46Fire plan to include policies and procedures for activities following fire event
47Registration or re-registration as forest area
48Annual notification of forest area
49Notification of fire control measures
50Permit to light fire in open air
51Special permit to light fire in open air
52Fire Authority must erect signs during restricted fire season
53Fire Authority must erect signs during prohibited fire season
54Storage of spontaneously combustible material by industrial operator
55Spark-hazardous engines treated as being approved for purposes of Act
56Rural Fire Officer may require owner or operator to make vehicle or machinery available for inspection
57Restriction on entry into exotic forest
58Fire Authority intending to close entry into exotic forest must consult with NRFA
59Fire Authority may require operator of processing plant or processing equipment to obtain fire safety clearance
60Penalties
61Revocations
62Interpretation
63Voluntary rural fire forces
64Warrants of appointment
65Fire plan
66Forest areas
67Permits
68Rural fire committees
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