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REMINDER: ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO - 2005 Compliance Form, Annual Report Overdue


New York, Jul 05, 2005

The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Procedures & Standards Administration (PSA) department wishes to remind all ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that the due date has passed for submittal of the 2005 Compliance Form and for submittal of the requisite Annual Report. Completion of the Compliance Form and submittal of it to the PSA department was due on July 1, 2005; annual reports were due on January 31, 2005.

TAG Administrators are reminded that as per section 2.5.5.2 of the ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of the ISO, an annual report for each U.S. Technical Advisory Group is to be submitted to ANSI no later than January 31st of each year. This Annual Report is a requirement of accreditation by ANSI and is to contain the following:

  • brief summary of activities and meetings that took place during 2004;
  • a list of any problems encountered during the past year in the functioning of the US TAG or US TAG administration, and any areas in which the US TAG administrator requires assistance by ANSI;
  • a current TAG membership list including the names and interest classifications of the individuals and alternates (as applicable) and their addresses and business affiliations including names of organizations they are representing on the U.S. TAG;
  • certification that the TAG has been, and continues to be, operating in a manner that complies with all applicable ANSI and ISO procedures.

A final call has been issued for 2004 Annual Reports. Please submit any outstanding reports to psa@ansi.org no later than August 1, 2005. At the September 13-14, 2005 meeting of the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC), the accreditation status of ANSI-Accredited US TAGs to ISO that are not in compliance with this requirement will be reviewed.

“I encourage TAG members and administrators to visit ANSI Online regularly, as relevant information is posted there on an ongoing basis,” said Anne Caldas, PSA director. “Our goal is to continue to provide the services needed to expedite and comply with the requirements of the ANSI International Procedures.”

The following documents are available in the ANSI Online Public Document Library (choose "Procedures, Guides and Forms", "ISO Standards Programs"):

Questions, ideas or recommendations may be directed to psa@ansi.org.

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