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Order 8000.376 - Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards

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Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards
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Office of Primary Responsibility
AIR-600, Policy and Innovation Division
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Order purpose statement

This Order provides guidance for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the development of standards as outlined in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-119, Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities, published on January 27, 2016. OMB Circular A-119 outlines federal policy for Agency engagement in standards development based on the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) of 1995 (Public Law 104-113), as amended by Public Law 107-107 section 1115 on December 28, 2001. The NTTAA codified the policies on the development and use of voluntary consensus standards, as well as established reporting requirements. This Order facilitates the implementation of updated OMB Circular A-119 and provides the FAA with instructions for implementing the requirements of OMB Circular A-119.


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