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Mechanism to Close Nonconformities

PUBLIC NOTICE PRO-NT-105 Issued: 2010-1-15, Revision: 0

References PRO-PR-106: Identification of Non-Conformities and Implementation of Corrective and Preventive Actions by Accredited and Applicant CBs
ISO/IEC 17011:2004, Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies
Contents
1Objective
1.1The objective of this notice is to specify the mechanism for closing nonconformities that ANSI lead assessors and technical experts shall use.
2Definitions
None.
3Effective date
April 21, 2008
4Notice
4.1ANSI lead assessors and technical experts shall use this mechanism to identify those NCRs which must be tracked on ANSICA:
a)until the provision of objective evidence demonstrates evidence of conformity (Type 1 Response)
b)until the provision of objective evidence demonstrates the completion of the corrective action (Type 2 Response)
c)until the provision of objective evidence demonstrates a satisfactory corrective action plan (Type 3 Response)
4.2Through the use of these options in PR-006, the ANSI lead assessor and technical expert shall identify the level of content/updates needed on ANSICA prior to closing the NCR. Disallowance of Type 2 or Type 3 responses shall be noted for the NCR when it is finalized in the ANSICA database.
NOTE: This process is valid for all accreditation programs managed by ANSI under ISO/IEC Guide 65 requirements.
4.3For further information, contact Reinaldo Figueiredo (rfigueir@ansi.org).

United States Conformity Assessment Principles