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Did You Know?

New York, May 11, 2012

Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization.

IPC Survey to Measure Impact of On-Shoring in the Electronics Industry
IPC – Association Connecting Electronic Industries, a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has launched a survey to measure the impact of a phenomenon known as “on-shoring” in the electronics industry. On-shoring refers to the migration of manufacturing operations back to the Americas from overseas.

IPC seeks to gather data to quantify on-shoring in terms of location, operations, and sourcing. Electronic manufacturers and suppliers are encouraged to participate and may access the survey until Friday, May 25, 2012, at this link.

SES Offers Webinar on Revised NFPA Standards Process
ANSI member SES – The Society for Standards Professionals will host a webinar on Technology behind the Re-Engineering of the NFPA Standards Process on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

The webinar will review how the user experience has been improved through new technologies and enhancements that the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), an ANSI member and audited designator, has implemented during a recent consolidation of their standards processes. Topics include the ability to edit and propose new changes, submission of comments on proposed changes, and record retention.

Chris Dubay, vice president and chief engineer for NFPA, will lead the webinar. For registration and more information on this and other upcoming SES webinars, click here.

The Fertilizer Institute Applies for TAG Accreditation on Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners
The Fertilizer Institute has submitted an application for accreditation for a proposed U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 134, Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners, and a request for formal approval as TAG Administrator. The proposed TAG will operate using the Model Operating Procedures for U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ANSI for ISO Activities as contained in Annex A of the ANSI International Procedures.

For additional information, or to offer comments, contact Matthew Kastner, manager of scientific programs, the Fertilizer Institute (; 202.515.2701), with a copy to The comment deadline is June 18, 2012.

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