Date: 7/18/2018

Web PINS Form: Project Initiation Notification System

After you enter your contact information once in the relevant fields that follow, you can then submit data to ANSI in one of two ways: 1) by entering required () data for each standard in the fields shown below (i.e., using the Submit Data Form tab); or 2) by downloading and submitting data in an Excel table (i.e., choose instead the Submit Excel Form tab). If you choose the Submit Excel Form tab, specific instructions will display. Otherwise, choose “Submit Data Form” and please enter your data for each standard into the fields provided. Fields marked with () are required. When you have completed entering the information, you may PREVIEW it, butyou must hit the SUBMIT button to transfer the final data to ANSI. If you would like to addanother standard using the Submit Data Form, click the ADD REQUEST button on the confirmation screen. A receipt for each form successfully entered will be emailed to you directlyupon successful submittal. Please retain a copy of that record as evidence of procedural compliance subject to ANSI Audit.


First Name:
Enter the unique alphanumeric identifier used by the standards developer to refer to the draft standard, (e.g., ASD 123). ”ANSI” should not be included in this designation as the draft standard is not yet an American National Standard.
Enter the full title of the standard for which the form is submitted. “ANSI” should not be included in this title.
Select the type of project action intended from the list. The project intent relates to the status of the standard within the American National Standards (ANS) process only. For example, the project intent for a standard that is not a current ANS would be “Create new ANS”.
Enter the designation of the approved ANS to be superseded or affected, (e.g., ANSI/ASD 123-2015). This relates to the current ANS affected by the project intent. This is a required field for all but “New ANS”.
If an ISO, IEC or ISO/IEC Standard is to be adopted as an American National Standard, enter the designation of the standard(s) to be adopted.
Check here if this standard includes excerpted text from one or more ISO, IEC or ISO/IEC standards, but is not an identical or modified adoption.
Provide a one paragraph description of the standard. The information should clearly indicate what is covered by the standard in order to differentiate it from similar standards or projects on file at ANSI. As required, please note in the scope if this standard is intended to be submitted for consideration as an ISO, IEC or ISO/IEC JTC-1 standard.
Provide a brief explanation of the need for the project.
List the relevant stakeholders, (e.g., telecom, consumer, medical, environmental, etc.) likely to be directly impacted by the standard.
Check here if this revises a previous PINS submittal. A revised PINS is required if the previously identified stakeholders have changed substantively (see details of 'Identify Stakeholders' on this form) or if the project intent changes from reaffirmation or withdrawal to revision or National Adoption.
Select the unit of measure used in the standard (i.e. US, SI units, both). If no measurements are included in the standard, select "Not applicable".
Check here to request the publication in Standards Action of a call for membership on the relevant consensus body. (Note that participants from diverse interest categories shall be sought with the objective of achieving balance. See 1.3 and 2.3 of the ANSI Essential Requirements.)
Check here if you are submitting this form in order to modify a recently submitted form that has not been published in ANSI Standards Action.
Enter any additional information PSA staff should know about this submittal.
When you have finished entering the information, hit the SUBMIT button to transfer the data to ANSI. Following this submittal, you will see a confirmation screen indicating that the submittal was successful. You will also receive a confirmation email containing a copy of your completed form. Please retain this email for your records. If you do not see the confirmation screen or if you have any questions please contact us at psa@ansi.org.

Excel PINS Form: Project Initiation Notification System


  • Click Download to save the Excel template to your computer.
  • If you have the template, skip the download and go to the next step.
  • Open the file on your computer; enter your data, completing all required columns.
Save the file under a new name in your ANS documentation folder.
  • Note: these files are subject to ANSI audit so please name them for easy identification.



Click BROWSE to upload the required File Attachment.
  • Note: the file name should be displayed in the field provided

Click Submit to transmit your attached submittal.
  • A confirmation screen will be displayed when successfully transmitted.
  • A receipt with a copy of your submittal will be emailed to you within a day.
  • Note: retain the copy with your ANSI audit records.

If the file is not displayed or if you do not receive a confirmation, your file has not been transmitted to ANSI. Try Again! For questions or assistance, please contact ANSI staff at psa@ansi.org. We will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

Note: Adoption of an ISO or IEC standard requires compliance with ANSI’s Policy Regarding Rights to Nationally Adopt IEC and ISO Standards or Otherwise Use IEC and ISO Material and with the ANSI Procedures for the National Adoption of ISO and IEC Standards as American National Standards.