The 1975 Act is reprinted which declares a national policy of coordinating the increasing use of the metric system in the U.S. and the establishment of a U.S. Metric Board to coordinate the volumtary conversion of the metric system, and Senate reports on the legislation are presented. The bill provides that the U.S. Metric Board whall execute a program of planning and coordinating the conversion to the metric system, conduct research and sudmit recommendations to the president and to the congress, and conduct public education in the system at all levels. The authority of the Board is outlined, compensation, Financial and administrative services, funds, and staff services are covered. The legislative history is reviewed and the rationale for the legislation is presented. The committee view is expressed that the activities of the board will contribute to a reduction in the overall costs associated with the process. The time frame for the conversion process antitrust considerations, and the designation of units/symbols are discussed, and sectional analysis of the bill is included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American National Metric Council

    1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM