John Cowan wrote:

   [If TAI - 33 s were taken as the new basis for civil timescales, then]

>  It is UTC that would be eliminated as the basis for local time.  It could
>  be maintained for such other purposes as anyone might have.

   Yes, the IERS could maintain it as the timescale for a timezone
   whose local time approximates UT1 up to a second.

   Michael Deckers

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