The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) wishes to remind all ANSI-accredited standards developers (ASDs) that the 2013 ASD procedural compliance form recently issued via e-mail must be completed by each ASD and submitted to ANSI by March 1, 2013.
"By seeking and maintaining ANSI-accredited status, an organization chooses to publicly commit to an open, equitable, and accessible consensus process that ensures due process and benefits the public interest," explained Lane Hallenbeck, ANSI vice president of accreditation services. "The compliance form is designed to facilitate the annual compliance notification process."
A brief webinar to review the 2013 ASD Procedural Compliance Form will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. EST. ASD staff may register here.
ASDs are asked to review the 2013 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards and complete the ANSI Procedural Compliance Form, recently forwarded via email to the primary contact for each ANSI ASD.
The 2013 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards - available at www.ansi.org/essentialrequirements - contains revisions to and a reorganization of clause 2.5 Notification of standards development and coordination, which includes the PINS requirement. The PINS Informational Guidance document has also been updated and now includes a sample PINS Deliberation Report. This guidance document is available, with many others, at www.ansi.org/asd.
ASDs may submit revised procedures for re-accreditation to ANSI's Procedures and Standards Administration (PSA) department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Revised procedures are to be submitted in strikethrough/underline format with an explanation of all changes.
Questions about the compliance form and the ANSI Essential Requirements may be sent to email@example.com.
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