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Accessing Standards Incorporated by Reference

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Incorporated by Reference (IBR) Portal provides a mechanism for access to standards that have been incorporated by reference in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These standards incorporated by the U.S. government in rulemakings are offered at no cost in “read only” format and are presented for online reading. There are no print or download options. Standards available on the ANSI IBR Portal include those developed by theInternational Organization for Standardization(ISO), theInternational Electrotechnical Commission(IEC), and other standards developing organizations (SDOs) that have signed a terms and conditions agreement with ANSI. To access the standards in PDF format, go to the Hosted by ANSI tab above. All users will be required to install the FileOpen plug-inand accept an online end user license agreement prior to accessing any standards.In addition to the standards available directly through the portal, several SDOs are offering free access via their own website.

Some standards organizations have online reading rooms that are free to the public, to registered users, or to organization members. Some of the standards incorporated by reference may be accessible at these standards organization web sites:

The US National Archives and Records Administration provides information on obtaining copies of standards that have been incorporated by reference.

Created May 24, 2018, Updated May 25, 2018