Functions and Responsibilities
The functions and responsibilities of the U.S. TAG, subject to ISO rules and limitations, are:
- Recommend registration of ANSI as a P- or O-member (participant or observer) on an ISO committee, recommend a change in ANSI membership status on an ISO committee or recommend termination of membership as a P- or O-member on an ISO committee.
- Initiate and approve U.S. proposals for new work items for submission by ANSI for consideration by an ISO committee.
- Initiate and approve U.S. working drafts for submission by ANSI to ISO committees (and, where appropriate, Working Groups) for consideration as committee drafts.
- Determine the U.S. position on an ISO draft International Standard, draft technical report, committee drafts, ISO questionnaires, draft reports of meetings, etc.
- Provide adequate U.S. representation to ISO committee meetings, designate heads of delegation and members of delegations, and ensure compliance with the ANSI Guide for U.S. Delegates to IEC/ISO Meetings (including preparation and submission of a Head of Delegation report by the designated Head of Delegation).
- Determine U.S. positions on agenda items of ISO committee meetings and advise the U.S. delegation of any flexibility it may have on these positions
- Nominate U.S. technical experts to serve on ISO Working Groups.
- Provide assistance to U.S. secretariats of ISO committees, upon request, including resolving comments on draft international standards, draft technical reports, and committee drafts.
- Identify and establish close liaison with other U.S. TAGs in related fields or identify ISO or IEC activities that may overlap the U.S. TAG's scope.
- Recommend to ANSI the acceptance of secretariats for ISO committees.
- Recommend that ANSI invite the ISO committees to meet in the United States (see 1.4 of ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of ISO).
- Recommend to ANSI U.S. candidates for the chair of ISO committees and U.S. conveners of ISO Working Groups.