Special Meeting on Procedures for Information Exchange November 2, 2004 Geneva Anne Meininger United States WTO TBT Enquir...
U.S.  WTO TBT Enquiry Point   <ul><li>National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) </li></ul><ul><l...
Prior to Notification  in the U.S. <ul><li>U.S. Regulations  </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.  Federal Register </li></ul><ul><li>El...
U.S. Regulations <ul><li>Federal regulatory agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Interested parties </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative...
“ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>Notice </li></ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation (Final Rule) </li></ul>
“ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>1.   A notice is issued. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost t...
“ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>2.  Comments are accepted. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
“ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>3.   A Final Rule is issued. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments are addressed </li></ul></ul><ul...
U.S.  Federal Register <ul><li>One source for “Notice and Comment”  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal text </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
 
 
 
 
Electronic Tools <ul><li>RegAlert  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulations in 50 U.S. states </li></ul></ul>
Thank you. <ul><li>U.S. WTO TBT Enquiry Point </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Standards and </li></ul><ul><li>Certif...
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  1. 1. Special Meeting on Procedures for Information Exchange November 2, 2004 Geneva Anne Meininger United States WTO TBT Enquiry Point
  2. 2. U.S. WTO TBT Enquiry Point <ul><li>National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prior to Notification in the U.S. <ul><li>U.S. Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Federal Register </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. U.S. Regulations <ul><li>Federal regulatory agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Interested parties </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Procedures Act </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>Notice </li></ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation (Final Rule) </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>1. A notice is issued. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost to benefit analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>2. Comments are accepted. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic and foreign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal consideration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full consideration to substantive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>comments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact the final regulation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>3. A Final Rule is issued. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments are addressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basis and purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Codification into law </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. U.S. Federal Register <ul><li>One source for “Notice and Comment” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published every business day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper, microfiche, electronic formats </li></ul></ul>
  10. 14. Electronic Tools <ul><li>RegAlert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulations in 50 U.S. states </li></ul></ul>
  11. 15. Thank you. <ul><li>U.S. WTO TBT Enquiry Point </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Standards and </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Information (NCSCI) </li></ul><ul><li>100 Bureau Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2160 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: ncsci@nist.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 301-975-4040 </li></ul>

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