National Committee for Information Technology Standards

NCITS Secretariat, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
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Doc:  IT/00-0010
Date: January 5, 2000
Project: Standards Processing - 5 year maintenance
Ref. Doc:   
Reply to:  Deborah J. Donovan, 202-626-5746,
To: Mr. Winkler, Chair NCITS L2

Dear Arnold:

Subject: 2000 Five-Year Maintenance Review of Standards

In accordance with ANSI and NCITS policy, action must be taken during the four-year anniversary of a standard's approval date to either reaffirm or withdraw the standard. Should the TC's review result in a recommendation to revise a standard, a project proposal describing the proposed revision should be submitted with the recommendation to reaffirm, pending revision. If a standard is currently under revision, the customary four-year action would be reaffirmation of the current standard, pending completion of the revision.

Five-year maintenance actions should be completed (including public review and 6-week NCITS letter ballot) before the end of the year (December 2000).

According to the records of the NCITS Secretariat, your TC should review the attached list of standards and forward a recomendation to reaffirm or withdraw each standard. This review should include any associated amendments and corrigenda.

Each recommendation requires approval (2/3 rule) by TC letter ballot or roll call vote. Upon approval by the Technical Committee, the recommendation should be forwarded to the NCITS Secretariat for action.

If a recommendation is not forthcoming from L2 before the July 18-20, 2000 meeting of NCITS, NCITS will be forced to make a recommendation on this issue without the benefit of the Technical Committee's input.

Your expeditious action is appreciated. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Monica Vago at 202-626-5739.


Monica Vago
Secretary, NCITS 


Standards Maintenance (2000 Action)

TC: L2 - Codes and Character Sets
Liaison: Mr. Thewlis

Status:  TC Notified of Required Maintenance (IT/00-0010)
Standard X3.83:1995 []
Title: USA Sponsorship Procedures for ISO Registration According to ISO 2375
Project: 13 - M