When another ISO member is the proposal submitter, at this point ANSI reviews and considers U.S. stakeholder input received via the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) and develops the U.S. position on whether to support a new field of ISO technical activity. The position is based on consideration of the following factors:
ANSI may register as a P-member of an ISO committee during the TAG application and accreditation approval process. Continued P-membership is then contingent upon subsequent approval and accreditation of a TAG Administrator and TAG.
ANSI may initially register as an O-member to facilitate outreach and the formation of a TAG. If ANSI registers as an O-member at the request of a group of stakeholders, a U.S. TAG should then be established and the provisions in section 2 shall apply.
The formation and accreditation of a U.S. TAG is required in order for the U.S. to submit comments or vote on a standard or other document, unless, in exceptional circumstances, a position is established by the ANSI ISO Council (AIC). If the U.S. holds O-membership and there is no ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG, individuals wishing to attend meetings must obtain approval from ANSI on an exceptional basis.