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Revised American National Standards Process Procedures: 2006 ANSI Compliance Form Due March 15, 2006

New York, Jan 31, 2006

The American National Standards Institute has announced the release of the 2006 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards ("ANSI Essential Requirements"). To maintain ANSI-accreditation as an American National Standards (ANS) 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 2006 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements, the 2006 ANSI Procedural Compliance Form must be submitted by all ANSI-accredited standards developers on or before March 15, 2006.

“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 the ANSI Essential Requirements 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). Current editions of other relevant documents, including the 2006 ANSI Procedural Compliance Form, are available on ANSI Online in the Library (Public Documents) under “Procedures, Guides and Forms”.

“We encourage our members and the public 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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