Initiation of Request. Any person may file a request to add, amend or withdraw a specification by submitting such request in writing to the ISRI President.
The President shall refer such request to the Chair of the appropriate Division Specifications Committee (the “Committee”), with copies to:
A. ISRI’s Officers;
B. The Chair of any ISRI Division and/or Committee that might be affected by the specification.
Committee Action. Following presentation by all interested parties, the Committee shall review the request and:
A. Act upon it prior to the next meeting of the Board, as
set forth in Section 2.1; or
B. Refer it to a subcommittee for review and recom-
mendation for action by the full Committee at its
The Committee shall summarize the positions advocated by the various parties interested in the request and recommend to the appropriate division and the Board of Directors what action should be taken.
Notice. A notice of the Committee recommendations shall be distributed to all ISRI members, a news release will be distributed to industry trade publications and a notice will be posted on the ISRI website at least twenty days before the request will be considered by the Board of Directors. Such notice shall state:
A. The date, time and place at which the request will
be considered by the Board;
B. That the proceeding at which the request will be
considered shall be open to the public;
C. That interested parties may participate in the pro-
ceeding by personal appearance or by submitting writ–
D. A summary of the specification and the matter to
be considered at the meeting.
Board of Directors Action. The Board of Directors, at its meeting at which the report and recommendation of the Committee has been made, may adopt, amend or reject the recommendation or table it pending further review and recommendation by the Committee.
Notice of the action taken by the Board shall be given to all interested parties who actively participated in the Committee proceeding and any other persons who have requested in writing notice of the Board’s action. Notice of said action also shall be distributed to all ISRI members, a news release will be distributed to industry trade publications and a notice will be posted on the ISRI website on or before ten days following the Board’s action.
Appeal. On or before thirty days after the date of the notice required in Section 6.1, any party may appeal the decision of the Board by written notice to the President. Said appeal shall state the reasons for the appeal and the requested action to be taken. Notice of said appeal shall be given in accordance with Section 1.0.
The appeal shall be heard by the Board at its next meeting following receipt of the appeal.
The appellant and all interested parties shall be given at least twenty days notice of the date, time and place of the hearing, and like notice shall be inserted in the ISRI newsletter at least twenty days prior to the hearing.
At the hearing, the appellant and any other interested party may appear either in person or by written presentation and state their reasons for the appeal.
The Board, following said hearing, shall review and act upon the appeal. Notice of the Board’s action shall be given in accordance with Section 4.1.
Records. ISRI shall maintain for not less than five years following the date of termination of the proceedings, records of the original request, summaries of the deliberations and recommendations of the Committee, action of the Board, summaries of the appeal and final decision, if any, of the Board, together with the positions of interested parties, copies of notices sent to interested parties and inserted in the ISRI newsletter and national trade publications, written statements, and the reasons for recommendation and final action by the Committee and the Board.
Said records shall be available for review by the public upon reasonable notice.