Standards Information Center

To serve as a standards and conformity assessment information center and referral service.

To respond to inquiries, develop and publish lists, and guidance on standards and related information, and to provide regulatory and certification information to U.S.

exporters and manufacturers.

To serve as the inquiry point for requests for information regarding standards-related activities, whether adopted or proposed, within the United States.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - None.

N/A.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Responds to the needs of government, industry, U. S. exporters, manufacturers, and the general public for information on domestic and foreign standards, regulations, certification procedures, and standards related activities.

Information on standards, collections, copyrights and lending restrictions are provided on site.

The Standards Information Center does not analyze, evaluate, or interpret standards.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local government, private, public, profit organizations, nonprofit institutions and individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local government, private, public, profit organizations, nonprofit institutions and individuals will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Inquiry may be made by telephone, letter, fax, or email to the Standards Information Center, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2100, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2100. Email: Standardsinfo@nist.gov

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Public Law 96-39, Trade Agreements Act of 1979.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Depends on the nature of the request. Response time for 90 percent of the inquiries ranges from immediate to several weeks. Trade related inquiries that depend on information from abroad may take longer for response. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: N/A.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-4650-0-4-376; 13-0500-0-1-376.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $250,000; FY 17 est $250,000; and FY 18 est $250,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. N/A.

Headquarters Office

Kim Carpentier 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 , Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 Email: kimball.carpentier@nist.gov Phone: 3019752684

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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