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ANS Coordination Process Strengthened by ExSC Decision on PINS Process


New York, Jun 20, 2003

In a recent review and discussion of procedural issues, the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Executive Standards Council (ExSC) considered the implementation of the Project Initiation Notification System (PINS) process as a coordination mechanism, and reviewed the current PINS requirements. As of October 1, 2003 a BSR-8 (public review announcement request) will not be published in Standards Action, the Institute's key public review vehicle, if a PINS was not previously submitted and published.

According to the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards, a PINS is required for new and revised standards (except for revisions of standards that are maintained under continuous maintenance).

“To promote maximum coordination and early notification, we are advising all ANSI-accredited standards developers that the PINS requirements as defined in the ANSI Essential Requirements and strengthened during the last several years will be strictly enforced, as directed by the Institute's Executive Standards Council,” said Casey Grant, Chairman of the ANSI ExSC. “Accredited standards developers should review their records and submit outstanding PINS as needed prior to October 1 for any standards that have not yet been announced for public review.”

At the initiation of a project to develop or revise an American National Standard, the PINS announcement is published in Standards Action to demonstrate the opportunity for participation by all directly and materially affected persons. Published weekly, Standards Action provides members and the public with timely, accurate information about current standards work and enables effective participation in the standards development process - both in this country and internationally.

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