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Reminder: ANSI-Accredited SDOs Must Complete Online Compliance Survey by March 31

New York, Jan 14, 2008

Earlier this month, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) officially issued the revised 2008 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards (ANSI Essential Requirements) and the 2008 ANSI Procedural Compliance Form.

To maintain accreditation as an American National Standards (ANS) developer, the procedures used in connection with the development of consensus relative to ANS must be in compliance with current procedural requirements. After review of the 2008 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements, all ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers must complete the 2008 ANSI Procedural Compliance Form online survey by March 31, 2008.

“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 2008 Compliance Form online survey is designed to facilitate the annual compliance notification process.”

The revisions that have been incorporated into the ANSI Essential Requirements and other related procedures have been subjected to public review via ANSI’s Standards Action and finally approved by the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) and the ANSI Board of Directors’ National Policy Committee (NPC). A summary of the new revisions is available here, and a version of the file with all revisions displayed can be downloaded here.

ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers may submit revised procedures for re-accreditation to the ANSI PSA department ( Revised procedures are to be submitted in strike-through and underline format with an explanation of all changes.

Questions about the online survey or the ANSI Essential Requirements may be sent to the PSA department (

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