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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. 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)
  • 3. 3 Prior to Notification in the U.S.  U.S. Regulations  U.S. Federal Register  Electronic Tools
  • 4. 4 U.S. Regulations  Federal regulatory agencies  Interested parties  Administrative Procedures Act
  • 5. 5 “Notice and Comment”  Notice  Comment  Regulation (Final Rule)
  • 6. 6 “Notice and Comment” 1. A notice is issued.  Definitions  Cost to benefit analysis  Risk assessment  Impact statements  Contacts
  • 7. 7 “Notice and Comment” 2. Comments are accepted.  No restrictions  Domestic and foreign  Equal consideration  Full consideration to substantive comments.  Impact the final regulation
  • 8. 8 “Notice and Comment” 3. A Final Rule is issued.  Comments are addressed  Basis and purpose  Justification  Time  Codification into law
  • 9. 9 U.S. Federal Register  One source for “Notice and Comment”  Legal text  Newspaper format  Published every business day  Paper, microfiche, electronic formats
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  • 14. 14 Electronic Tools  RegAlert  Regulations in 50 U.S. states
  • 15. 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

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