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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

MAURICE H. STANS, Secretary
).S NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS

Lewis M. BRANSCOMB, Director

Nat. Bur. Stand. (U.S.), Spec. Publ. 345-1, 157 pages (December 1970)

CODEN: XNBSA

Issued December 1970

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402

(Order by SD Catalog No. C 13.10:345-1), Price $1.25

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

THE HONORABLE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
THE HONORABLE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SIRS:

I have the honor to present the first of a series of interim reports that will stem from the U.S. Metric Study. This study was established by Public Law 90-472, which was approved on August 9, 1968. I will make a final report to the Congress on this Study in August 1971.

This interim report concerns international standards activities and their importance to the international transfer of goods and technology. It calls attention to significant events and trends that have become apparent during the course of the U.S. Metric Study and recommends that certain steps be taken now with regard to these developments without awaiting my final report to you in August 1971.

I concur in the conclusions of this interim report and am discussing with other interested parties and agencies of the Federal Government, means for implementing the recommendations, I invite your consideration of these matters and will welcome the views of the Congress and the public concerning them.

Respectfully submitted,

une Secretary of Commerce

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