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Attention ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers: 2018 Procedural Compliance Form Due by March 1


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) wishes to remind all ANSI-accredited standards developers (ASDs) that the 2018 ASD procedural compliance form recently issued via e-mail must be completed by each ASD and submitted to ANSI through [email protected] by March 1, 2018. "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," explained Lane Hallenbeck, ANSI vice president of accreditation services. "The compliance form is designed to facilitate the annual compliance notification process and ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExCS) oversight."

The 2018 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards ( contains one revision:

  • 4.1.3 Maintenance of accreditation: This clarifying revision states: In order to maintain accreditation by ANSI, an ASD shall continue to maintain procedures meeting the requirements of due process and criteria for approval and withdrawal of American National Standards contained herein and continue to maintain its status as an incorporated, registered or otherwise recognize legal entity.

By submitting the 2018 Compliance Form, ASDs are confirming compliance with all provisions of the 2018 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements.

ANSI encourages all ASDs to join us on February 15, 2018, at 2:00 pm Eastern, for a webinar to review the 2018 ANSI Essential Requirements and the 2018 ASD Compliance Form. Registration is required.

Questions about the compliance form and the ANSI Essential Requirements may be sent to [email protected].

Thank you for your cooperation.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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