An ANS Working Group is the writing committee. These groups of about a dozen people each create the text of ANS Standards. They also make decisions about a standard's maintenance and respond to requests for clarification or interpretation. Many working groups take advantage of the two ANS meetings held each year (June and November) and meet at that time. Others conduct much of their work via telephone, e-mail, and fax.
Some working groups now use web pages to communicate. These pages provide a place to share current drafts with committee members and the public and to discuss the standard's status. The web pages may also provide committee rosters, including meeting minutes and announcements, and discuss the standard. Below you will find various links to working group web pages that are in use.