ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Board of Standards Review

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


The ANSI Board of Standards Review is responsible for the approval and withdrawal of American National Standards and for other responsibilities that may be delegated to it by the Board of Directors. The functions of the Board of Standards Review include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • implementing procedures for the approval and withdrawal of standards as American National Standards and adjudicating questions or conflicts that develop in the standards approval procedure; and
  • determining whether standards submitted to the Institute for approval or withdrawal as American National Standards meet the requirements of the Institute and acting on all requests for approval, reaffirmation, revision and withdrawal of American National Standards.

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.

Persons interested in participating as a member of the BSR should contact Anne Caldas at

Members and Officers

Chair, ANSI Board of Standards Review

Gaby Davis, IAPMO

Vice Chair, ANSI Board of Standards Review

Michael Wixted, NFPA

ANSI Board of Standards Review

Teresa Ambrosius, AAFS
Paul Bralower, ADA
Hae Choe, AAMI
Colleen O’Brien, ASME
Cristine Fargo, ISEA
Monica Leslie, NSF
Pat McGillicuddy, IES
Tanisha Meyers-Lisle, ASHRAE
Nathalie Rioux, NIST
Patricia Sena, UL
David Zimmerman, CSA Group

Membership in the American National Standards Institute shall be a pre-requisite for participation on the ANSI BSR unless the Board of Directors specifically permits an interested party to participate without becoming a member of the Institute.

* 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

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.

Operating Guidelines and Processes

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.

 Information and review Operating Procedures.

Meeting Calendar

The BSR will meet four times in year. Their schedule calls for meetings in February, April, August and November. Appeals of BSR decisions to approve or disapprove a candidate American National Standard are held during regularly scheduled BSR meetings. If one or more appeal is filed, a BSR meeting may take place over two business days.

During BSR meetings, BSR members review standards that have been provided to them via letter ballot in advance of the meeting only.

 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 company member of ANSI, find out more about the benefits of ANSI membership.

* Membership application forms

Staff Contacts

Anne Caldas
Secretary ANSI Appeals Board
Tel: 212.642.4914
Fax: 212.840.2298

Elizabeth Gonzalez
Recording Secretary, BSR
Tel: 212.642.8912
Fax: 212.840.2298

Charlene Banks
ANS Coordinator
Tel: 212.642.4978
Fax: 212.840.2298

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