Security Affairs for safeguards and security matters. The term
"limited standard" will hereinafter refer to DOE limited
Government Standards. Federal, military, and other agency
standards and specifications developed by Federal agency
personnel, outside groups under agency regulations, or by
organizations or committees made up solely of Government agency
Interagencv Committee on Standards Policy. A committee
established under the auspices of the Department of Commerce to
coordinate and provide policy guidance to the heads of Federal
agencies on standards. It is comprised of representatives from
the major Federal departments and agencies which have an
interest in standards. The Committee is chaired by the
Director, Office of Standards Services, National Institute of
Standards and Technology.
Participation. The activity associated with DOE representation
through oral or written communication that influences the
development of NGSs or the administration of NGSBs.
Participation also includes providing support to NGSBs to the
extent defined in this order.
Technical Standard (hereinafter termed "standard"). A
prescribed set of rules, conditions, or requirements concerned
with classification of components; delineation of procedures;
specification of materials, products, performance, design, or
operations; or the definition of terms or measurements of
quality and quantity in describing materials, products,
systems, services, or practices.
Non-Government Standards (NGSs). Those standards that are
established generally by national and international private
sector bodies and are available for use by any person or
organization, private or governmental. NGSs are also referred
to as "voluntary standards," "industry standards," "commercial
standards," and "consensus standards" (standards developed
under due process procedures) but do not include professional
standards of personal conduct, private standards of individual
firms, standards mandated by law, or standards of individual
organizations for their internal use.
Non-Government Standards Bodies (NGSBs). National and
international scientific, technical, professional, industry, or
other organization, society, or association not organized for
profit which conduct standardization activities and develop,
establish, or coordinate NGSs.