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Section 12(b) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA - Public Law 104-113) requires NIST to coordinate Federal, State, and local standards and conformity assessment activities with the private sector, with the goal of eliminating unnecessary duplication and complexity. OMB-A119 Circular, which provides additional policy guidance on implementation of the NTTAA, directed the Secretary of Commerce to issue guidance to Federal agencies on conformity assessment related issues. In response, NIST published regulations entitled Guidance on Federal Conformity Assessment Activities (15 C.F.R. Part 287) in August 2000.
The regulations outline Federal agencies' responsibility for evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of their conformity assessment activities and are intended to help Federal agencies improve the management and coordination of their own conformity assessment activities in support of their regulatory, procurement and other mission objectives. NIST is seeking input from members of the public on potential revisions to the regulations. Discussions at the NIST workshop will inform the further development of the guidance.
The conference will include presentations from key government officials, regulators, and industry and conformity assessment experts. Time will be allotted for participant input and discussions.
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NIST Standards Coordination Office (SCO)