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Standards Board

The ANS Standards Board (SB) provides policy and procedural direction for the standards activities of the Society. The Standards Board shall be composed of not fewer than six (6) nor more than twelve (12) Fellows, Members, Emeritus, or Honorary Life Members. These appointed members shall have substantial interest and experience in the development and use of standards for the application of nuclear science and engineering. These appointed members shall serve a three (3) year term, with the terms of approximately one third (1/3) of the members expiring at the close of each Annual Meeting. No Standards Board member shall be a member of the ANS Board nor an ANS officer while serving on the Standards Board, consistent with ANSI policy, which specifies that the Standards Board be kept separate from society governance. The Standards Board is also expected to establish liaison relationships with other standards-developing organizations for the purpose of communication and coordination of activities of mutual interest; these liaison personnel from outside ANS serve on the Standards Board as non-voting members. An Administrative Secretary of Standards Board, appointed by the Executive Director, shall be responsible for the administration of the standards activities of the Society.

Under the supervision and control of the SB, a standards committee conducts all aspects of standards activities and interests within the Society and represents the SB in activities with other organizations engaged in similar work. The standards committee is composed of all persons engaged in standards development for the Society. The chair and vice chair of the SB shall be the officers of the standards committee.

There are also consensus committees established within the Standards Committee under the SB to develop and ensure consensus as a basis for approval of proposed standards and to manage the development of proposed standards. The chairs of each of the consensus committees shall serve as ex-officio members of the SB, whose terms are concurrent with those of the offices from which they serve. The Standards Committee and the consensus committees are not standing committees under these by-laws and rules.

The guidance and approval of the Board of Directors shall be obtained on all matters of policy that may affect overall Society endeavors, and on the advisability of initiating work in new areas. The SB shall confirm annually to the Board of Directors that members of the standards committee are adequately qualified for their respective positions and that the membership of each consensus committee has an appropriate balance of representation in accordance with the accredited Rules and Procedures established by the Standards Board.

Committee Chair: Steven A. Arndt

Staff Liaison: Pat Schroeder

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