ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Participate in Standards Development

Consumer Affairs

National Standards Development

Consumers and consumer representatives can participate in domestic standardization initiatives through ANSI-Accredited standards developers (ASDs). These groups work to develop voluntary consensus standards in accordance with the standards developer's ANSI-accredited procedures and the ANSI Essential Requirements:  Due process requirements for American National Standards.

 Access the current list of ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers


International Standards Development

Consumers and consumer representatives can also join U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to ensure their voices are heard, both domestically and internationally. U.S. TAGs develop and transmit via ANSI, the U.S. positions on activities and documents developed through International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committees. These technical activities include the approval, reaffirmation, revision, and withdrawal of ISO and IEC standards, respectively.

Standards Action

Published weekly and free of charge, Standards Action provides ANSI members and the public with notices on standards development activities including:

  • Comment deadlines for draft proposed American National Standards (ANS).
  • Calls for voting members for American National Standards (ANS) consensus bodies.
  • Final action approval notices for ANS.
  • Project initiation notifications (PINS) for proposed new or revised ANS.
  • Notices on proposed, revised, or newly published International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.
  • Proposed procedural revisions to the ANSI Essential Requirements and the ANSI International Procedures.
  • More.

How to Participate or Identify Participants

Consumers or consumer representatives interested in participating in American National Standards activities can reach out to the relevant ANSI-Accredited standards developers working in their area of interest. ANSI can provide guidance on identifying those standards developers.

If you have any questions, feedback, or need assistance identifying standards currently in development or are looking for consumer representation – please contact the ANSI Consumer Outreach Manager, Priscilla Magee, at pmagee@ansi.org or (202)331-9204. Please make sure to include your name and organization if emailing.

ANSI Focus on Services Standards