(Standards Subcommittee for Z136.8) This standard provides recommendations for the safe use of lasers and laser systems in research, development and testing that operate at wavelengths between 0.18 micron and 1 millimeter.
01 PINS & SPIR
01 PINS & SPIR
The Project Initiation Notification System (PINS) and the Subcommittee Project Initiation Request (SPIR) have been submitted. The project scope will be made available for public comment. If comments are received from other standards developers claiming conflict or duplication, a deliberation process must take place. Such a deliberation shall be organized by the developer and the commenter and shall be concluded before the developer may submit a proposed standard for public review. If the deliberation does not take place within the 90-day period and the developer can demonstrate that it has made a good faith effort to schedule and otherwise organize it, then the developer will be excused from compliance with this requirement. The purpose of the deliberation is to provide the relevant stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss whether there is a compelling need for the proposed standards project
Procedures A.1(c-e). The Z136 Administrative Committee (AdCom) will review the submitted SPIR for approval. If the SPIR is determined by the ADCOM to be incomplete, the Secretariat shall return the SPIR to the SSC Chair for completion. The Secretariat shall distribute a copy of the completed SPIR to each subcommittee chair to ensure that all subcommittees having material interest are included in the coordination process. The SSC should immediately begin completing a Subcommittee Draft (SCD) to ensure expeditious release of new documents.