12 Functions of Board

(1)

The functions of the Board are to—

(a)

approve or decline proposals for persons to be members of standards development committees:

(b)

approve or decline proposals for persons to be chairpersons of standards development committees:

(c)

approve or decline proposals for persons to be members of development committees of other standards organisations:

(d)

approve or decline proposed new New Zealand Standards:

(e)

adopt or decline to adopt other standards organisations’ standards as New Zealand Standards:

(f)

approve or decline modifications to New Zealand Standards:

(g)

archive New Zealand Standards:

(h)

revoke New Zealand Standards:

(i)

advise the Minister on any matter referred to the Board by the Minister:

(j)

advise the Minister on the currency of New Zealand Standards, and on priority areas for the development and review of New Zealand Standards:

(k)

advise the Minister on any other matter that the Board considers necessary or advisable.

(2)

The Board must act independently in undertaking its functions under subsection (1).

(3)

If the Board declines to approve members, standards, or modification of standards under subsection (1)(a) to (f), it must provide the NZ Standards Executive with reasons in writing for its decision.