ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Board of Standards Review

The ANSI BSR is responsible for the approval and withdrawal of American National Standards.

Board of Standards Review Overview

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) shall have the exclusive authority to render decisions with regard to issues it is charged to oversee, subject only to any possible further appeal pursuant to the applicable appeals procedures.

Except in the case of ANSI Audited Designators, the ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR), a Program Oversight Committee, shall be responsible for the approval and withdrawal of American National Standards, and for such other duties that may be delegated to it by the Board. The functions of the BSR shall include, but not be limited to, determining whether standards submitted to ANSI for approval or withdrawal as American National Standards meet the requirements of the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards (Essential Requirements) and acting on requests for approval, reaffirmation, revision and withdrawal of American National Standards, including appeals of such decisions.

The ANSI BSR does not evaluate the content of standards and does not hear appeals with regard to technical issues. However, the BSR may hear an appeal with regard to whether a technical issue was given due consideration in accordance with the ANSI accredited standards developer's procedures and the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards.

Members and Officers

The BSR is made up of members of ANSI. Persons interested in participating as a member of the BSR and who are already ANSI members should contact Anne Caldas at acaldas@ansi.org.

Chair, ANSI Board of Standards Review

Cristine Fargo, ISEA

Vice Chair, ANSI Board of Standards Review

Monica Leslie, NSF

ANSI Board of Standards Review

Hugo Aguilar, IAPMO
Karl Aittaniemi, ICC
Teresa Ambrosius, AAFS
Paul Bralower, ADA
Hae Choe, AAMI
Colleen O’Brien, ASME
Tanisha Meyers-Lisle, ASHRAE
Nathalie Rioux, NIST
Patricia Sena, UL
David Zimmerman, CSA Group

The requirements for membership and the officers of the BSR are provided in the ANSI Constitution and By- Laws. The members of the BSR shall, in that capacity, act as fiduciaries to ANSI and shall act in the best interest of ANSI. The members of the BSR shall also abide by ANSI's Conflict of Interest and Related Party Transaction Policy, as well as, the ANSI Code of Conduct. The BSR shall operate in accordance with Operating Procedures approved by the Executive Committee of the ANSI Board of Directors. Except as otherwise delegated by the ANSI Board of Directors, members of the BSR shall be nominated by BSR voting members and appointed by the Chair of the ANSI Board of Directors, with the approval of the ANSI Board of Directors. In making these appointments, the Chair of the Board shall endeavor to ensure representation of all membership categories concerned with the activities of the BSR.

The BSR shall be composed of not less than nine nor more than eighteen members. Members shall be appointed for a term of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment for two additional 3-year terms. The maximum number of possible years of service is 12 (if the member is serving as chair or vice-chair).

The members of the BSR shall serve as individuals, not as members or representatives of any organization. The principal qualifications for membership shall be competence and the ability to render impartial judgment in the approval or withdrawal of American National Standards.

* ANSI staff is the contact for all ANSI program oversight committees. Individual committee members listed here should not be contacted directly concerning ANSI business.

Organizational Structure

Chair
Vice Chair
Maximum of 18 members of the BSR per term
Non-voting secretary

Operating Guidelines

The BSR follows the Operating Procedures for the ANSI Board of Standards Review.

The Board of Standards Review applies a basic set of criteria set forth in the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards to each standard that is a candidate for approval. Standards submitted without unresolved objections may be administratively approved by the BSR without further review. The BSR does not have jurisdiction over the standards of Audited Designators unless the Audited Designator chooses to submit one or more standards to the BSR for approval.

 Operating Procedures ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR).

Meeting Calendar

The BSR will meet four times in year. Their schedule calls for meetings in February, April, August and November.

All BSR decisions are made in Executive Session.

 Schedule of upcoming meetings

[NOTE: Please enter BSR in the Key Word search field of the ANSI Online calendar of events.]

Document Library

Access to ANSI Board of Standards Review Document Library is restricted to ANSI BSR members only.

* Information about access to the Public Documents Library

Membership in ANSI

If you are not already a member of ANSI, please visit:

* Benefits of ANSI membership.

* Obtain an ANSI membership application.

Staff Contacts

Anne Caldas
Secretary, ANSI Board of Standards Review
Tel: 212 642 4914
Fax: 212 840 2298
e-mail: acaldas@ansi.org

Elizabeth Gonzalez
Recording Secretary, ANSI Board of Standards Review
Tel: 212 642 8912
Fax: 212 840 2298
e-mail: egonzalez@ansi.org

Ally Kupferberg
ANS Coordinator
Tel: 212 642 4914
Fax: 212 840 2298
akupferberg@ansi.org

Note to Readers Regarding Revisions to ANSI By-Laws

Please note that this Web page has been updated based on revisions to the ANSI By-Laws, which are effective as of January 1, 2020. ANSI is continuing to review all pages on its Website to assure that they correctly reflect and harmonize with the organizational and procedural changes made in the 2020 By-Laws. Please check the [ 2020 By-Laws ] and continued updates to the ANSI site for the most current information concerning the procedures followed by ANSI’s committees, boards, forums and other groups.

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