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Application Deadline for Membership on Nanotechnology TAG is July 7, 2005

New York, Jun 29, 2005

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is currently soliciting participation for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) new Technical Committee (TC) in Nanotechnologies. Interested parties must submit an application for membership in the TAG by July 7, 2005.

ANSI has submitted to ISO a recommended U.S. position in response to the development of the new Technical Committee, TC 229 - Nanotechnologies. U.S. stakeholders have identified and supported ANSI to serve in the role of administrator for the U.S. TAG once the ISO TC is officially established (the TC is listed as “Provisional” until final approval).

To serve as a member of an ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG to ISO, applicants must satisfy the definition of “U.S. National Interested Party,” which states that one of the following entities must be directly and materially affected by the relevant standards activity:

  • an individual representing a corporation or an organization domiciled in the U.S. (including U.S. branch offices of foreign companies authorized to do business in one or more states as defined by the relevant State’s Corporation law within the U.S.);
  • an individual representing a U.S. Federal, state or local government entity; or
  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

It is expected that the first meeting of TC 229 is likely to be held in the fall of 2005; the U.S. TAG will meet on July 19-20, 2005, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in Gaithersburg, MD. Additional information will be provided to all those who notify ANSI that they are interested in participating on the U.S. TAG.

Interested parties that would like to join the TAG, obtain additional information, or offer comments are advised to contact Heather Benko, standards administrator, procedures and standards administration, at, 212.642.4912 (tel); or 212.840.2298 (fax) or Anne Caldas, director, procedures and standards administration, at, 212-642-4914 (tel); or 212-840-2298 (fax).

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