An agency incorporates a text or other material into a rule by reference when it states in the rule that a text or other material not contained in the rule is to be treated as if it were contained in the rule. The agency shall explain in the rule how persons who reasonably can be expected to be affected by the rule can obtain copies of the text or other material that has been incorporated by reference. As part of the explanation, the agency shall state whether the incorporated text or other material is or is to be deposited in depository libraries or is or is to be displayed on a web site. If the text or other material incorporated by reference was, is, or reasonably can be expected to be subject to change, the agency, as part of the explanation, shall identify, and specify the date of, the particular edition or other version of the text or other material that is incorporated by reference.
Effective Date: 09-17-2002 .