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