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Reminder: May 15 Deadline Approaching for Statements of Compliance to New ANSI Procedures

New York, Mar 28, 2002

In an effort to ensure the timeliness and relevancy of procedures governing the domestic and international standards development programs for which ANSI is responsible, the Institute's Procedures and Standards Administration department has been charged with responsibility for coordinating all proposed revisions to these procedures and for ensuring that standards development groups accredited by ANSI are in compliance with said procedures.

All procedural updates are subjected to public review via ANSI Online and via ANSI's Standards Action; considered by the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC), and - if approved - posted to the ANSI Online Reference Library. As a matter of course, some procedural revisions are implemented effective shortly after they are approved by the NIC; others have a specific implementation date in the future. Periodically, the procedural documents are reissued to incorporate all revisions approved since the previous edition (in this case 2001).

In October 2001, the National Issues Committee (NIC) of the ANSI Board of Directors approved a proposal to proceed with issuance of new editions to the ANSI Procedures for the Development and Coordination of American National Standards and to the ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standardization Activities of ISO. New editions were prepared and published in January 2002. Whenever these procedural documents are reissued a compliance form is distributed.

A requirement of maintaining ANSI-accreditation is compliance with current procedural requirements. Thus, ANSI-accredited standards developers and ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO are required to complete and return the appropriate compliance form by May 15, 2002. Return of the appropriate compliance form (see links at left) to the PSA Department confirms that the developer or TAG Administrator has reviewed the revised procedures and made a determination whether or not their operating procedures require revision in order to be in compliance with the new edition of the procedures issued by ANSI.

Should you have any questions, please contact the PSA Department at or via fax: 212-840-2298.