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December 12, 2012 - ANSI and its Procedures and Standards Administration department wish to remind all ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group administrators to ISO that Procedural Compliance Form issued via email and 2012 TAG Annual Reports must be submitted no later than January 31, 2013, to ANSI PSA department. Failure to submit these required documents by deadline may jeopardize organization’s status as an ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator.

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Attention ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs: 2012 Annual Reports and Procedural Compliance Forms Due by January 31, 2013

Press release date: December 4, 2012

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and its Procedures and Standards Administration department wish to remind all ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrators to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that the Procedural Compliance Form recently issued via email and 2012 TAG Annual Reports must be submitted no later than January 31, 2013, to the ANSI PSA department (psa@ansi.org). Individuals requiring additional time to respond should send an extension request to psa@ansi.org; failure to submit these required documents by the deadline may jeopardize your organization’s status as an ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator.

A full list of ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO can be accessed at www.ansi.org/isotags.

Procedural Compliance Form

“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 online survey is designed to facilitate the annual compliance notification process.”

Before submitting the Procedural Compliance Form, please review the 2013 edition of the ANSI International Procedures (www.ansi.org/internationalprocedures), which includes a new training requirement applicable to all ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG Administrators and all ANSI-delegated ISO Secretariats. This required training will be offered by ANSI via webinar at no cost to participants; details and dates for the training will be posted on www.standardslearn.org in January 2013. Note as well that ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO are not required to revise their accredited procedures to address this new requirement.

If necessary, TAG administrators may submit revised procedures for re-accreditation to the ANSI PSA department (psa@ansi.org). Revised procedures are to be submitted in strike-through and underline format with an explanation of all changes. Questions about the survey or the ANSI International Procedures may be sent to psa@ansi.org. Individuals submitting completed procedural compliance forms will receive an acknowledgement email within two weeks; please keep this receipt for your records.

TAG Annual Report Form

The TAG Annual Report Form may be accessed at www.ansi.org/ISOTAGAnnualReport; all submitted Annual Report Forms must be accompanied by a current roster of the relevant TAG.

The Annual Reporting requirements contained in the ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of the ISO (ANSI International Procedures) are excerpted below:

2.5.5.2 - Annual Reporting

An annual report shall be prepared by each U.S. TAG administrator, describing in summary narrative form the U.S. TAG activity during the past year. The report shall be submitted to the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) or its designee no later than January 31 of the following year. In satisfying this requirement, meeting minutes and other appropriate reports and documents may be incorporated or appended, or referred to if previously distributed by ANSI. The annual report shall include:

1. Information on meetings (including attendees), actions taken, and the work program

2. Current TAG membership list, which shall include:
a) Title and designation of the U.S. TAG
b) Scope of the U.S. TAG
c) U.S. TAG administrator (name of organization, name of secretary, address(es), telephone number)
d) U.S. TAG officers (chairman and other officers)
e) Members:

i) Names of the individuals and alternates (as applicable) and their addresses and business affiliations including names of the organizations they are representing on the U.S. TAG
ii) The interest categories of the U.S. TAG shall be defined and the category of each member identified

3. A list of any problems encountered during the past year in the functioning of the U.S. TAG or U.S. TAG administration, and any areas in which the U.S. TAG administrator requires assistance from ANSI

4. An express certification by the U.S. TAG administrator that the U.S. TAG has been and continues to be operated in a manner that complies with all applicable ANSI and ISO procedures

5. The results of any self-audit held during the past year

For more information about the Procedural Compliance Form and the Annual Report Form, please contact the ANSI PSA department (psa@ansi.orgpsa@ansi.org).

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