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DOC/NIST RIN: 0693-AB65 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Guidance on Federal Conformity Assessment Activities 

The purpose of this action is to revise the guidance on Federal conformity assessment activities found in the regulations at 15 CFR part 287 for consistency with the 2016 updates to OMB circular A-119, Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 287   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/07/2020  85 FR 7258   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/07/2020 
Final Action  09/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Henry N. Wixon
Chief Counsel for NIST
Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1052,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1052
Phone:301 975-2803
Fax:301 926-6241