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The Livi. Colly OF MICHIGAN

HEARINGS DEC 2 Ülvio

BEFORE THE

AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND ASTRONAUTICS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 17424 and H.R. 17598

(Identical Bills)

SEPTEMBER 20, 21, AND 22, 1966

[No. 8]

Printed for the use of the Committee on Science and Astronautics

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COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND ASTRONAUTICS

GEORGE P. MILLER, California, Chairman OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas

JOSEPH W. MARTIN, JR., Massachusetts JOSEPH E. KARTH, Minnesota

JAMES G. FULTON, Pennsylvania KEN HECHLER, West Virginia

CHARLES A. MOSHER, Ohio EMILIO Q. DADDARIO, Connecticut

RICHARD L. ROUDEBUSH, Indiana J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana

ALPHONZO BELL, California JOHN W. DAVIS, Georgia

THOMAS M. PELLY, Washington WILLIAM F. RYAN, New York

DONALD RUMSFELD, Ilinois THOMAS N. DOWNING, Virginia

EDWARD J. GURNEY, Florida JOE D. WAGGONNER, JR., Louisiana JOHN W. WYDLER, New York DON FUQUA, Florida

BARBER B. CONABLE, JR., New York
CARL ALBERT, Oklahoma
ROY A. TAYLOR, North Carolina
GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California
WALTER H. MOELLER, Ohio
WILLIAM R. ANDERSON, Tennessee
LESTER L. WOLFF, New York
WESTON E. VIVIAN, Michigan
GALE SCHISLER, Illinois
WILLIAM J. GREEN, Pennsylvania
EARLE CABELL, Texas

CHARLES F. DUCANDER, Executive Director and Chief Counsel
John A. CARSTARPHEN, Jr., Chief Clerk and Counsel

PHILIP B. YEAGER, Counsel
FRANK R. HAMMILL, Jr., Counsel
W. H. BOONE, Chief Technical Consultant

RICHARD P. HINES, Staff Consultant
PETER A. GERARDI, Technical Consultant
JAMES E. WILSON, Technical Consultant

HAROLD A. GOULD, Technical Consultant
PHILIP P. DICKINSON, Technical Consultant

JOSEPH M. FELTON, Counsel
ELIZABETH S. KERNAN, Scientific Research Assistant

FRANK J. Giroux, Clerk
DENIS C. QUIGLEY, Publications Clerk

Ad Hoc SUBCOMMITTEE

J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana, Chairman JOHN W. DAVIS, Georgia

RICHARD L. ROUDEBUSH, Indiana WILLIAM R. ANDERSON, Tennessee BARBER B. CONABLE, JE., New York. WESTON E. VIVIAN, Michigan

FRANK R. HAMMILL, Jr., Counsel

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL STANDARDS

ACTIVITIES

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1966

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND ASTRONAUTICS,
Ad Hoc SUBCOMMITTEE ON H.R. 17424,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, in room 2325, Rayburn House Office Building, at 10 a.m., Hon. J. Edward Roush (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Mr. Roush. The committee will be in order.

This morning we begin 3 days of hearings to consider H.R. 17424 and H.R. 17598, which are identical bills, to promote and support rep. resentation of U.S. interests in voluntary international commercial standards activities, to establish a clearinghouse for commercial and procurement standards, and for other purposes. I would like the record to include a copy of the bill at this point, together with the statement of purpose and need.

(The material referred to follows:)

[H.R. 17424, 89th Cong., 2d sess. ] A BILL To promote and support representation of United States interests in voluntary

international commercial standards activities, to establish a clearinghouse for commercial and procurement standards, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

DECLARATION OF PURPOSE SECTION 1. That Congress finds that voluntary standardization of products, with appropriate participation in the international commercial standardization process, by producers, distributors, users, and consumers promotes the beneficial exchange of goods and services of high quality, internationally and domestically, all to the benefit of the general public. The Congress, therefore, declares that the purpose of this Act is to promote and support adequate representation for United States interests in voluntary international commercial standardization activities and to authorize the establishment and support of appropriate central information clearinghouses for commercial or procurement standards and standards activities for the benefit of producers, distributors, users, consumers, and the general public.

Sec. 2. The Secretary of Commerce is authorized, in cooperation with private United States standards organizations or bodies, and appropriate Federal and State agencies, and others

(a) to promote, develop, support, and improve United States participation in the international commercial standardization of products, processes, test methods, and performance characteristics of products and processes, inclúding cooperation with foreign standards-making bodies in developing standards, through any appropriate international organizations or bodies or with the standards organizations or bodies of any country, for the purpose of issu

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