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Reminder: 2013 Annual Reports and 2014 Procedural Compliance Forms Due for all ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs by January 31, 2014


New York, Jan 16, 2014

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and its Procedures and Standards Administration (PSA) department would like to remind all ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrators to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that 2013 ISO TAG Annual Report Forms and 2014 ISO TAG Procedural Compliance Forms must be submitted no later than January 31, 2014, to the ANSI PSA department (psa@ansi.org).

Individuals requiring additional time to respond are required to request an extension by sending an email to psa@ansi.org; failure to submit by the deadline may jeopardize your organization’s status as an ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator. For your reference, a full list of ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO can be accessed at www.ansi.org/isotags.

2014 Procedural Compliance Email/2013 TAG Annual Report
“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 2014 ISO TAG Annual Compliance Form email is now combined with the 2013 TAG Annual Reporting format and so it is designed to facilitate the annual compliance notification process and the ISO TAG Annual Report submission.”

Before submitting the 2014 Procedural Compliance email, please review the 2013 edition of the ANSI International Procedures (www.ansi.org/internationalprocedures), which remains in effect. No revisions to the ANSI International Procedures were approved in 2013. If necessary, TAG administrators may submit revised procedures for re-accreditation to the ANSI PSA department (psa@ansi.org). Revised procedures are to be submitted in strike-through and underline format with an explanation of all changes. Questions about the compliance process and/or the TAG Annual Report submission process may be sent to psa@ansi.org. Individuals submitting completed forms will receive an acknowledgement email within two weeks; please keep this receipt for your records.

ISO TAG Annual Report Form
The TAG Annual Report Form is part of the email that was issued to each TAG Administrator of an ANSI-Accredited US TAG to ISO.

2.5.5.2 - Annual Reporting

An annual report shall be prepared by each U.S. TAG administrator, describing in summary narrative form the U.S. TAG activity during the past year. The report shall be submitted to the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) or its designee no later than January 31 of the following year. In satisfying this requirement, meeting minutes and other appropriate reports and documents may be incorporated or appended, or referred to if previously distributed by ANSI. The annual report shall include:

1. Information on meetings (including attendees), actions taken, and the work program


2. Current TAG membership list, which shall include:


    a) Title and designation of the U.S. TAG


    b) Scope of the U.S. TAG


    c) U.S. TAG administrator (name of organization, name of secretary, address(es), telephone number)


    d) U.S. TAG officers (chairman and other officers)


    e) Members:


      i) Names of the individuals and alternates (as applicable) and their addresses and business affiliations including names of the organizations they are representing on the U.S. TAG


      ii) The interest categories of the U.S. TAG shall be defined and the category of each member identified


3. A list of any problems encountered during the past year in the functioning of the U.S. TAG or U.S. TAG administration, and any areas in which the U.S. TAG administrator requires assistance from ANSI (including an indication if the problems are being addressed or have already been addressed by ANSI Staff).


4. An express certification by the U.S. TAG administrator that the U.S. TAG has been and continues to be operated in a manner that complies with all applicable ANSI and ISO procedures


5. The results of any self-audit held during the past year

For questions concerning the 2014 ISO TAG Procedural Compliance Form and/or the ISO TAG Annual Report Form, please contact the ANSI PSA department (psa@ansi.org).

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