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Motor Vehicle Safety Act

Version of section 12 from 2002-12-31 to 2014-06-18:

Marginal note:Definition of “technical standards document”

  •  (1) In this section, technical standards document means a document, published in the prescribed manner by authority of the Minister, that reproduces in the official languages of Canada an enactment of a foreign government with such adaptations of form and reference as will facilitate the incorporation of the enactment under this section.

  • Marginal note:Incorporation of document

    (2) Regulations made under this Act may incorporate by reference a technical standards document as it reads on a prescribed day or as it is amended from time to time following the incorporation by reference, and may extend, qualify or exclude the application of any provision of the document so incorporated.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (3) No person is required to comply with a provision of a technical standards document incorporated by the regulations until six months after the publication of the provision in the prescribed manner, provided the person continues to comply with any provision for which that provision is substituted.

  • Marginal note:Expiration

    (4) Where regulations incorporate a technical standards document as amended from time to time, those regulations shall specify the day on which they shall expire, which day may not be later than five years after the day on which they come into force.

  • Marginal note:Document not a statutory instrument

    (5) A technical standards document is not a statutory instrument for the purposes of the Statutory Instruments Act.

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