Public Discussion of the Draft of a Technical Regulation
The developer of a technical regulation, who may be any
individual or business entity, must publish at its own cost a notice of
development of a technical regulation (or of development of revisions to a
regulation in effect) in an official publication of the federal executive
agency having jurisdiction over technical regulation.
When the notice is published, the text of the draft of
the technical regulation is available for public discussion, which lasts at
least three months. During the discussion period, any interested party can
submit written comments. The developer then modifies the draft of the
technical regulation with the written comments of the interested parties taken
into account. If irreconcilable differences of opinion exist, the developer
will hold a discussion and publish a list of differences of opinion. In this
list, the developer must justify the reasons why comments of interested
parties cannot be taken into consideration.
Administrative review of a draft of a technical regulation