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The Standards Board shall provide policy and procedural direction for the standards activities of the Society.  The Standards Board shall be composed of no more than twenty (20) members including the Chairs of the consensus committees (see below) and at least six (6) but no more than ten (10) appointed members who shall be ANS Members with substantial interest and experience in the development and use of standards for the application of nuclear science and engineering.

The Chairs of each of the consensus committees shall serve as ex officio voting members of the Standards Board, whose terms are concurrent with those of the offices from which they serve.

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 ANS Annual Meeting. Consistent with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) policy which specifies that the Standards Board be kept separate from Society governance, a Standards Board member may not serve concurrently as either a Society director or as an ANS Executive Committee member.

The Standards Board shall oversee the activities of the Standards Committee which is composed of all persons engaged in standards development for the Society (i.e., the Standards Board, its consensus committees, special committees, subcommittees, and working groups). The Chair and Vice Chair of the Standards Board shall be the sole officers of the Standards Committee.  Consensus committees shall be established within the Standards Committee under the Standards Board to develop and ensure consensus as a basis for approval of proposed or revised standards, to manage the development of proposed standards and revisions to existing standards, and to represent the Standards Board in activities with other organizations engaged in similar work. The Chairs of each of the consensus committees shall serve as ex officio voting members of the Standards Board, whose terms are concurrent with those of the offices from which they serve.

The Standards Board shall establish liaison relationships with other standards-developing and nuclear organizations for the purpose of communication and coordination of activities of mutual interest; these liaison personnel from outside ANS may serve on the Standards Board as non-voting members.

A non-voting, Administrative Secretary of the Standards Board, appointed by the Executive Director, shall be responsible for the administration of the standards activities of the Society.

From time to time, special committees of the Standards Board shall be established to support long-term needs of the Standards Committee.

The guidance and approval of the ANS 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 Standards Board shall confirm annually to the Board of Directors that the membership of each consensus committee has an appropriate balance of interest 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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