standards development organization

(8) The term “standards development organization” means a domestic or international organization that plans, develops, establishes, or coordinates voluntary consensus standards using procedures that incorporate the attributes of openness, balance of interests, due process, an appeals process, and consensus in a manner consistent with the Office of Management and Budget Circular Number A–119, as revised February 10, 1998 . The term “standards development organization” shall not, for purposes of this chapter, include the parties participating in the standards development organization.


15 USC § 4301(a)(8)

Scoping language

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