Public Review Documents
ANSI procedures require that
a standard be submitted to public review so that all parties materially affected have
an opportunity to participate in its development. This ensures the standard
reflects the consensus of opinion in the industry. A document is offered
for public review for a limited period of time after which it is withdrawn
for comment resolution and revision. If substantive changes are made to
the document it will be offered for a subsequent public review. If
no substantive changes are made and the working group is satisfied with
the document, the standard will be put forth for acceptance as an American
The draft documents are produced by members of the working groups in the Technical Standards Program.
Membership in the working groups is open to all who are materially affected by the work of the group;
membership in ESTA or any other association is not a requirement. Voting members are required to attend
meetings, but observer members are not, although they are welcome to attend and to speak on issues if they
choose. More information about working groups and an application to join are available under the working groups link.
Each public review packet includes the draft document and a response form. There may also be an explanatory document that gives the purpose or background of the document, but this is optional. Please submit comments by the due date noted on the response form, which is the day before the "Submit Before This Date" listed in the table here. The review has ended when that date starts.
Below is a list of documents currently under public review. To participate in the review of these documents, please download the necessary forms and documents by using the links provided below. After you submit your comments, you should receive a confimation within one week.
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Please download and then fill out the Review Form off-line and submit it by email. Do not fill it in with your browser as that usually results in a blank Review Form.