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Recirculation and reporting votes and consensus body members
ExSC discussion regarding reporting of votes and consensus body membership.
9/6/20229/6/2022 8:59 AM
Q&A re 2022 ANSI Essential Requirements - disclosure
Informational Q&A regarding the 2022 ANSI Essential Requirements (
1/31/20221/31/2022 11:34 AM
ANSI ExSC Interpretation (Issued 2000, updated 2018)
Update to previously posted version of 7042; removed reference to withdrawn interpretation re: use of meeting minutes as a recirculation opportunity.
7/5/20187/5/2018 3:37 PM
ExSC_087_2017 as amended by Feb 23 2018 ExSC Appeals Decision
ANSI ExSC Decision concerning the ANSI Patent Policy as contained in section 3.1 of the ANSI Essential Requirements (
3/6/20183/6/2018 1:42 PM
Commercial terms and conditions
Interpretation related to 3rd party certification and clause 3.2 Commercial terms and conditions as contained in the 2013 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements (
5/28/20135/28/2013 8:24 AM
Reporting Public Review Comments on a BSR-9
ANSI ExSC review of whether the ANSI Essential Requirements require that developers report public review comments from more than Standards Action public review periods.
8/20/20128/20/2012 1:08 PM
Provisional ANS Lifespan
ANSI ExSC interpretation regarding the lifespan of a Provisional ANS per Annex B of the ANSI Essential Requirements.
8/20/20128/20/2012 1:09 PM
ANSI ExSC Interpretation:  Electronic Communications
Use of electronic communications by ANSI with respect to the ANS process and by ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers.
3/9/20123/9/2012 8:22 AM
ANSI ExSC Decision 30 day public review (2011)
ANSI ExSC decision to increase from 2 to 5 pages the length of a revision that can be announced for a 30 day public review.
2/3/20122/3/2012 12:05 PM
Applicability of Essential Requirements to other than ANS Consensus Body
ANSI ExSC interpretation re: applicability of the ANSI Essential Requirements to groups other than an ANS consensus body, if a developer's procedures are silent on the issue.
1/31/20121/31/2012 2:44 PM
Openness on an ANS Consensus Body
ExSC 8197 - ExSC Interpretation:  Consideration of "Openness" with respect to Membership on an ANS Consensus Body
9/30/20119/30/2011 11:31 AM
2011 - Proposed revisions to an ANS
ANSI ExSC discussion:  If a proposal is rejected in connection with the development of an ANS, is there an implied prohibition on the use of the same proposal in another context?
6/9/20116/9/2011 7:49 AM
Balance requirements and decision related to stabilized maintenance
2009 ExSC interpretation of balance requirements as they relate to the decision to maintain an ANS under stabilized maintenance.
2/22/20112/22/2011 7:36 AM
Balance within an interest category
Discussion of balance within an interest category.
2/22/20112/22/2011 7:29 AM
ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) Interpretations - issued in 2000
ANSI ExSC interpretations issued in 2000.
Appeals notification, overage standards, PINS within a 12 month period, late public review comments and meeting minutes as a recirculation.
8/18/20098/19/2009 6:48 AM
ANSI ExSC PINS Deliberation Interpretation
ANSI ExSC May 2009 interpretation related to PINS deliberation requirements.
7/6/20097/6/2009 7:45 AM
Balance and outreach
ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) discussion of balance requirements and outreach efforts.
5/14/20095/14/2009 4:09 PM
Electronic tools and forms in ANS development
ANSI Executive Standards Council discussion of the use of electronic tools and forms in the standards development process.
5/14/20095/14/2009 4:08 PM
ANSI ExSC Interpretation re: PINS Deliberation Requirements
ExSC 6990 - ExSC Interpretation relating to PINS deliberation requirements, as contained in clause 2.5 of the ANSI Essential Requirements
4/17/20094/17/2009 10:19 AM
Openness within the ANS process - 1999 Q&A
ANSI ExSC interpretations related to "openness" within the ANS process.
12/30/19965/18/2012 12:09 PM
ANSI ExSC Interpretation - Submittal of votes and comments
Provides a current interpretation of the ANSI ExSC concerning the ability of a developer to require the submittal of votes and public review comments in electronic format.
10/13/2003 8:58 AM