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ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers Will Greet 2005 with a Normalized Annual Fee Structure


New York, Sep 09, 2004

Effective January 1, 2005, a new annual fee structure applicable to all ANSI-accredited standards developers (ASDs) will replace the BSR-9 processing fee and the cost of the separately billed periodic ANSI audits. The new fee structure will be based upon the number of American National Standards (ANS) sponsored by each developer on a graduated scale.

The new fee policy was announced at the beginning of 2004 by the Institute's procedures and standards administration (PSA) department, and the exact figures have since been updated. (Click here to download a matrix of the new fee structure.) Developers will notice the new fees when they receive their 2005 invoices later this year.

The new administrative fee structure supports the infrastructure of the American National Standards (ANS) process. It should also facilitate the budget planning processes of ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers by eliminating the extraordinary cost of an audit once every five years. The fee structure will be adjusted periodically in accordance with inflationary factors and program costs. In addition, extraordinary services, such as the conduct of a special audit for cause if required by the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) will be billed separately.

ANSI-accredited standards developers will continue to be billed for annual membership dues or the equivalent.

For additional information, please contact the procedures and standards administration department (psa@ansi.org).

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