The USNC Council coordinates the U.S. involvement in the IEC and other electrotechnical bodies associated with the IEC. The main focus of the Council is to manage policy and strategic issues and to improve the overall effectiveness of the USNC’s interface with the IEC.
The Council interfaces, via the USNC President, with the IEC Council and Council Board (CB). The current representation of Council represents industry, trade associations, standards developing organizations, professional engineering societies, and government agencies.
The USNC Council has established and oversees the following USNC Standing Committees:
The main focus of the USNC Technical Management Committee (TMC) is to manage the technical work of the USNC and to represent the interests of the U.S. at the Standardization Management Board (SMB) level in IEC. The committee is chaired by the USNC Vice President – Technical, and meets 3 times each year prior to the meeting of IEC/SMB. The TMC reports to the USNC Council.
The USNC Conformity Assessment Policy Coordination Committee (CAPCC) coordinates USNC positions on electrotechnical conformity assessment (CA) matters and representing the interests of the U.S. in the IEC. The committee is chaired by the USNC Vice President – Conformity Assessment, who is also the U.S. representative on the IEC Conformity Assessment Board (IEC CAB). The CAPCC meets 3 times each year at the USNC Management Meetings. The CAPCC reports to the USNC Council.
The USNC has four mirror committees for each IEC Conformity Assessment System. These USNC CA Systems report directly to the CAPCC and develop and coordinate U.S. positions on relevant CA matters.