Special Meeting on
Procedures for Information
Exchange

        November 2, 2004
            Geneva

         Anne Meining...
U.S.
WTO TBT Enquiry Point
   National Center for Standards and
    Certification Information (NCSCI)
   National Instit...
Prior to Notification
     in the U.S.

 U.S. Regulations
 U.S. Federal Register

 Electronic Tools




               ...
U.S. Regulations
 Federal regulatory agencies
 Interested parties

 Administrative Procedures Act




                 ...
“Notice and Comment”
 Notice
 Comment

 Regulation (Final Rule)




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“Notice and Comment”
1. A notice is issued.
     Definitions
     Cost to benefit analysis
     Risk assessment
     I...
“Notice and Comment”
2. Comments are accepted.
     No restrictions
     Domestic and foreign
     Equal consideration
...
“Notice and Comment”
3. A Final Rule is issued.
     Comments are addressed
     Basis and purpose
     Justification
 ...
U.S. Federal Register
   One source for “Notice and
    Comment”
     Legal text
     Newspaper format

     Published...
10
11
12
13
Electronic Tools

   RegAlert
       Regulations in 50 U.S.
        states


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Thank you.
U.S. WTO TBT Enquiry Point
National Center for Standards and
  Certification Information (NCSCI)
     100 Burea...
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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  National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI)  National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)  U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) 2
  3. 3. Prior to Notification in the U.S.  U.S. Regulations  U.S. Federal Register  Electronic Tools 3
  4. 4. U.S. Regulations  Federal regulatory agencies  Interested parties  Administrative Procedures Act 4
  5. 5. “Notice and Comment”  Notice  Comment  Regulation (Final Rule) 5
  6. 6. “Notice and Comment” 1. A notice is issued.  Definitions  Cost to benefit analysis  Risk assessment  Impact statements  Contacts 6
  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 7
  8. 8. “Notice and Comment” 3. A Final Rule is issued.  Comments are addressed  Basis and purpose  Justification  Time  Codification into law 8
  9. 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. 14. Electronic Tools  RegAlert  Regulations in 50 U.S. states 14
  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 15

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