The U.S. TAG Administrator shall be designated by the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ANSI ExSC) upon recommendation of its designee, if any, and shall accept, in writing, the responsibilities described below:
- Organizing the U.S. TAG and applying to ANSI for approval of the TAG Administrator and initial TAG membership list and accreditation of the TAG.
- Submitting the U.S. TAG membership list, annual compliance form and annual report to ANSI by established deadlines for review by the ANSI ExSC or its designee.
- Determining that the members of the U.S. TAG participate actively.
- Providing for administrative services, including arrangements for meetings, timely preparation and distribution of documents related to the work of the U.S. TAG, and maintenance of appropriate records, including minutes of meetings and results of letter ballots.
- Upon request by an interested party, making available, the roster of the TAG including each member’s name (or if membership is by organization, the name of the organization with a point of contact), affiliation and interest category.
NOTE “Affiliation” refers to the entity that the U.S. TAG member represents (which may or may not be that person’s employer). If the TAG member is serving in an individual capacity, then the name of the individual, that person’s employer (if employed), sponsor (if other than employer) and interest category should be available. Contact information is not required.
- Transmitting U.S. proposals and U.S. positions, as developed and approved by the U.S. TAG, to ANSI.
- Transmitting to ANSI U.S. delegates lists for all international meetings.
- Establishing a procedure to hear appeals of actions or inactions of the U.S. TAG.
- Establishing a written antitrust policy reflecting the TAG’s practice to conduct all business and activity in compliance with applicable antitrust laws.
- Complying with the requirements associated with ANSI oversight and supervision of activities of the U.S. TAG and its administration in accordance with 2.5.5 of the ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of ISO.
- Ensuring compliance with applicable ANSI and ISO procedures.
- Completing mandatory training offered by ANSI to support compliance with ANSI procedures governing the administration of the U.S. TAG and representation of U.S. interests at ISO.
- Paying all relevant fees to ANSI.
- Providing to ANSI three (3) months prior written notice if the organization that serves as the TAG Administrator is unable to continue to serve and intends to relinquish this role.