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[82 STAT. 1177]
[82 STAT. 1177]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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PUBLIC LAW 90-602-OCT. 18, 1968

"rERFORMANCF, STANDARDS FOR ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

"SEC. 35«. (a)(1) The Scci-etary shall by regulation prescribe performance standards for electronic products to control the emission of electronic product radiation from such products if he determines that such standards are necessary for the protection of the public health and safety. Such standards may include provisions for the testing of such products and the measurement of their electronic product radiation emissions, may I'equire the attachment of warning signs and labels, and may require the provision of instructions for the installation, operation, and use of such products. Such standards may be prescribed from time to time whenever such determinations are made, but the iirst of such standards shall be prescribed prior to January 1, 1970. In the development of such standards, the Secretary shall consult wth Federal and State departments and agencies having related responsibilities or interests and with appropriate professional organizations and interested persons, including representatives of industries and labor organizations which would be affected by such standards, and shall give consideration to— " (A) the latest available scientific and medical data in the field of electronic product radiation; " (B) the standards currently recommended by (i) other Federal agencies having responsibilities relating to the control and measurement of electronic pi-oduct radiation, and (ii) public or private groups having an expertise in the field of electronic product radiation; " (C) the reasonableness and technical feasibility of such standards as applied to a particular electronic product; " (D) the adaptability of such standards to the need for uniformity and reliability of testing and measuring procedures and equipment; and " (E) in the case of a component, or accessory described in paragraph (2)(B) of section 355, the performance of such article in the manufactured or assembled product for which it is designed. "(2) The Secretary may prescribe different and individual performance standards, to the extent appropriate and feasible, for different electronic products so as to recognize their different operating characteristics and uses. "(3) The performance standards prescribed under this section shall not apply to any electronic product which is intended solely for export II (A) such product and the outside of any shipping container used in the export of such product are labeled or tagged to show that such product is intended for export, and (B) such product meets all the applicable requirements oi the country to which such product is intended for export. "(4) The Secretary may by regulation amend or revoke any performance standard i^rescribed under this section. "(5) The Secretary may exempt from the provisions of this section any electronic product intended for use by departments or agencies of the United States provided such department or agency has pre-

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