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U.S. Standards Strategy Now Available for Public Review and Comment

Comments must be submitted by April 18, 2005

New York, Mar 07, 2005

The United States Standards Strategy (USSS), a revision of the National Standards Strategy for the United States (NSS), is now available for public review and comment (www.ansi.org/usss). The purpose of a standards strategy for the United States is to establish a framework that can be used by all interested parties to further advance trade issues in the global marketplace, enhance consumer health and safety, meet stakeholder needs and, as appropriate, advance U.S. viewpoints in the regional and international arena. The revision of the U.S. Standards Strategy is being conducted in an open, balanced, transparent and participatory process in a way that will benefit the nation and the international community. Responses may be submitted at any time between now and close of business on April 18, 2005, to Joseph Tretler, Jr., ANSI Staff Liaison for the U.S. Standards Strategy Committee (212.642.4977; jtretler@ansi.org).

In mid-2004, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) convened a committee to review and revise the NSS. More than 100 representatives of industry; small, medium and large enterprise; standards developers and consortium; consumer groups; and federal and state government have participated in the review process. The participants are committed to developing the newly christened U.S. Standards Strategy in a fair and open manner.

A public forum on the USSS hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the USSS Committee will take place on Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. The public forum is meant to raise awareness of the Strategy; to engage stakeholders in a dialogue of its principles, strategic initiatives and tactics; and to invite public comment. The results of the forum discussion will be included in a compilation of public comments and considered in a final draft of the U.S. Standards Strategy.

There is no charge for the public forum but pre-registration is required. To register electronically, please send an e-mail message containing the attendee’s name, title, organization, telephone, telefax and e-mail address to registration@ansi.org, or call 212-642-4956.

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