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Revised American National Standards Process Procedures: 2005 ANSI Compliance Form Due March 15


New York, Jan 31, 2005

The American National Standards Institute has announced the release of new, revised editions of the various procedures that govern and relate to the American National Standards (ANS) process. To maintain ANSI-accreditation as an American National Standards 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 2005 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements, the 2005 Compliance Form must be submitted by all ANSI-accredited standards developers on or before March 15, 2005.

“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,” commented Anne Caldas, director, Procedures & Standards Administration. “Our goal is to continue to provide the services that our members and their staff need to expedite and comply with the requirements of the ANS process.”

The revisions that have been incorporated into these documents 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). New and current editions of the relevant documents, including the 2005 Compliance Form, are available on ANSI Online in the Library under “Procedures, Guides and Forms”. Note that if the document is labeled as a previous year’s edition, this indicates that substantive changes have not been made to it since that edition.

“We encourage our members to visit ANSI Online regularly as relevant information is posted there on an ongoing basis,” added Caldas.

Questions, ideas or recommendations may be sent to the PSA department. The PSA team supports the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC), the ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) and the ANSI Appeals Board.

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