The Executive Standards Council (ExSC) is responsible for the procedures and criteria for national and international standards development activities of ANSI, and accredits national standards developers and U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to ISO. The ANSI ExSC also hears appeals related to its areas of responsibility, and may also be delegated other duties by the ANSI Board of Directors. The ExSC typically meets three times per year, in January/February, May, and September.
The ExSC reports to the Executive Committee of the Board and follows the Operating Procedures of the ANSI Executive Standards Council.
The functions of the ExSC include:
The ExSC exercises exclusive responsibility for the terms of the ANSI Essential Requirements and International Procedures – including ANSI's Patent Policy – subject only to ExCo and/or Board approval. The ExSC, in its discretion, may solicit input from other Committees of ANSI, Membership Forums, or Policy Advisory Groups from time to time when interpreting or considering revisions to the ANSI Essential Requirements and International Procedures.
The ExSC comprises up to 21 members of ANSI. ExSC members act as fiduciaries of ANSI and must act in the best interest of the Institute. They must also abide by ANSI's Conflict of Interest and Related Party Transaction Policy, the ANSI Code of Conduct, and the ExSC Operating Procedures. Members should, to the extent possible, represent the broadest interests of all standards developers and/or users. Full details on ExSC member and officer criteria are included in the ANSI By-Laws and the ExSC Operating Procedures.
ANSI members interested in becoming a member of the ExSC should contact Anne Caldas at email@example.com.
American Petroleum Institute (API)
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Non-voting individuals appointed by the ExSC to serve as advisors
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
ANSI staff should be contacted for questions regarding the ExSC or any other ANSI oversight committees and activities. Individual committee members listed here should not be contacted directly concerning ANSI business.
The ANSI Executive Standards Council Document Library is restricted to ExSC members only; however, the following procedures maintained by the ANSI ExSC are available to the public: