American National Standards Maintained Under Continuous Maintenance


In accordance with clause 4.7.2 Continuous maintenance of American National Standards, of the ANSI Essential Requirements, we agree to the following requirements



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In accordance with clause 4.7.2 Continuous maintenance of American National Standards, of the ANSI Essential Requirements, we agree to the following requirements:





  1. A documented program for periodic publication of revisions has been established.

See NSF International Standards Development and Maintenance Policies, Section 5.2 (AESOP #2419[1]). A copy is attached.

  1. The published standard(s) shall include a clear statement of the intent to consider requests for change and information on the process associated with the submittal of such requests. The language of this statement is as follows:

Excerpt from the foreword of NSF/ANSI 140 – Sustainable carpet assessment:

Comments on this Standard should be sent to NSF International, Standards Department, P.O. Box 130140, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113-0140, USA or to standards@nsf.org.




  1. Procedures for timely, documented consensus action on each request for change have been established. See NSF International Standards Development and Maintenance Policies, Section 8 (AESOP #2419[1]). A copy is attached.

  2. The following person(s) may be contacted by those interested in submitting changes (please include name, address, E-mail, phone and fax):

Jessica Evans, Director

Standards Department, NSF International


PO Box 130140

Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0140

734-913-5774

734-827-610

jevans@nsf.org


  1. No portion of the standard(s) shall be excluded from the revision process.

  2. In the event that a BSR-8/108 has not been submitted for an American National Standard under continuous maintenance within five years of its approval, the standards developer may request an extension, but shall then maintain the ANS under periodic maintenance.




  1. Any changes to the continuous maintenance process, text contained in affected standards or practices associated with the information contained herein shall be submitted in writing to ANSI (psa@ansi.org) in a timely fashion.


Returned by:

Andrea Burr

Policy Specialist

NSF International

PO Box 130140

Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0140

734-913-5794

734-827-6108

aburr@nsf.org
Submit to: psa@ansi.org
Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA)

Standards registered under Continuous Maintenance option.

(Additional standards may be identified and added to this list in the future, however, if the procedures used to maintain them vary from those included in this submittal, an additional Continuous Maintenance Registration from will be submitted to PSA/ANSI.)
ANSI/PRCA 1.0 - .03 – 2014 Ropes Challenge Course Installation, Operation & Training Standards

In accordance with clause 4.7.2 Continuous maintenance of American National Standards, of the ANSI Essential Requirements, we agree to the following requirements:

A documented program for periodic publication of revisions has been established. A copy is attached.

The published standard(s) shall include a clear statement of the intent to consider requests for change and information on the process associated with the submittal of such requests. The language of this statement is as follows:

Statement on Cover: This American National Standard is subject to revision by the PRCA Standards Committee at any time The standard must at a minimum be reviewed every five years, revised, reaffirmed or withdrawn. The standard is under continuous review and a form for your comments is included at the end of each section. Comments received will be reviewed and receive careful consideration by the Standards Committee at least annually. The Committee will respond in writing to all comments received after consideration.


Statement in forward of each section: This standard is under review on a continual maintenance basis and is subject to revision at any time by the Standard Management Committee (SMC). The SMC has adopted a program for regular review, publication of addenda, revisions and interpretations, procedures for timely consensus action on requests to change any portion of the standard. At a minimum this standard shall be reviewed and revised every five years, or must be reaffirmed or withdrawn. Suggestions for improvement of this standard or the development of additional standards are welcome. Your comments for revisions of this standard, or any part thereof, must be addressed to PRCA headquarters utilizing the form located on the last page of this section of the code or available at www.prcainfo.org. Your comments will receive careful consideration of the committees at regularly scheduled meetings, and a written response will be forwarded in accordance with the committee guidelines. If you feel that your comment(s) did not receive a fair hearing you must immediately (within 30 days) make your views known in writing to the PRCA Board of Directors.
Procedures for timely, documented consensus action on each request for change have been established. A copy is attached.
The following person(s) may be contacted by those interested in submitting changes (please include name, address, E-mail, phone and fax):
Name: Jack Kerns, Acting-Chair, Standards Management Committee

Address: 6260 E Riverside Blvd. #104

City: Rockford State: IL Zip: 61111

Phone: (815) 986-7776

Fax: (815) 637-2964

Primary E-mail: info@prcainfo.org

Direct E-mail : admin@teamadventuresllc.com
No portion of the standard(s) shall be excluded from the revision process.

In the event that a BSR-8/108 has not been submitted for an American National Standard under continuous maintenance within five years of its approval, the standards developer may request an extension, but shall then maintain the ANS under periodic maintenance.


Any changes to the continuous maintenance process, text contained in affected standards or practices associated with the information contained herein shall be submitted in writing to ANSI (psa@ansi.org) in a timely fashion.
Returned by:

Name: Michael A. P. Barker

Title: Vice President, Board of Directors

Organization: Professional Ropes Course Association

Address: 6260 E. Riverside Blvd # 104

City: Rockford State: IL Zip: 61111

Phone: (815) 986-7776

Fax: (815) 637-2964

E-mail: Climb1guide@gmail.com and info@prcainfo.org
The following documented program for periodic publication of revisions has been established.

April 10, 2014


ANSI/PRCA 1.0-.3-2014 under Continuous Maintenance
Program for Periodic Publication of Revisions
Program for periodic publication of revisions or reaffirmation:


  • A new edition of the standard under continuous maintenance shall be published within five years of the previous publication date.




  • If the standard has not been revised for a period of four (4) years since the previous publication date it shall be submitted to the Standards Committee for review at the beginning of the fourth year.




  • If it is determined that the standard is still valid for the industry but that no revision is required, the Standards Management Committee and Standards Committee (consensus body) will take action to reaffirm the standard in accordance with the PRCA’s Accredited Procedures.




  • When a sufficient number of approved substantive changes have been accrued or if the Standards Management Committee determines that a revision to a safety related standard(s) is/are necessary the Standards Committee will prepare a revision of the standard.




  • The Standards Committee will process the revision in accordance with the PRCA’s Accredited Procedures for consensus balloting and approval of the revised standard.




  • In no event is this process to exceed a four (4) year period without the standard being reviewed for revision or reaffirmation or withdrawal.



The following procedures for timely, documented consensus action on each request for change have been established

April 10, 2014


ANSI/PRCA 1.0-.3-2014 under Continuous Maintenance
Procedures for Timely, Documented Consensus Action on Each Request for Change
Procedures for timely, documented consensus action on each request for change:


  1. Under the continuous maintenance procedures anyone may propose changes to the standard at any time. All sections of the standards are open for comment.




  1. Comments and/or a recommended proposal for changes must be submitted in writing utilizing the required formatting and the form provided on the last page of each section of the standards. The form is also available as a download from the PRCA website http://www.prcainfo.org under the ANSI Standards – Forms tab.



  1. The completed written form may be submitted to the PRCA electronically as an email attachment to info@prcainfo.org or by mail to PRCA SMC/SC, 6260 E. Riverside Blvd #104, Rockford, Illinois 61111.




  1. All submissions received by the PRCA will be acknowledged with an explanation of a proposed timeline and forwarded to the Standards Management Committee for consideration.




  1. When a substantive number of comments/proposals for change have been received or when it is determined that a safety standard needs review the Standards Management Committee will schedule Standards Committee meetings, in person or via teleconference, to review the comments/proposals, but not less than annually if there are unaddressed comments/proposals.




  1. The Standards Committee will inform the submitters of comments/proposals of the disposition of the comment/proposal within 30 working days of the balloting of findings on the proposal/comment




  1. The Standards Committee may respond in the following manner:

  1. Change accepted without modification

  2. Change accepted with modification

  3. Change Rejected

  4. Change accepted for further study

All responses are voted upon by the Standards Committee and approved by a two thirds majority of the Standards Committee members voting. Abstentions will be recorded

Changes accepted for further study will be brought to the Standards Committee for resolution at the next scheduled meeting, but not to exceed a period of one year.




  1. The Standards Committee/Standards Management Committee will provide their reasons and response to each submitter and provide an estimated schedule for action to be taken.


Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

Approved American National Standard(s) maintained using the Continuous Maintenance option.

(Additional standards may be identified and added to this list in the future, however, if the procedures used to maintain them vary from those included in this submittal, an additional Continuous Maintenance Registration from will be submitted to PSA/ANSI.)

RESNET/ICC 301-2014, Standard for the Calculation and Labeling of the Energy Performance of Low-Rise Residential Buildings Using an Energy Rating Index

RESNET/ICC 380-2016, Standard for Testing Airtightness of Building Enclosures, Airtightness of Heating and Cooling Air Distribution Systems, and Airflow of Mechanical Ventilation Systems

RESNET Standard 1201-2016, Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Model Calibration Methods



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