Instructions on How to Submit a Proposal to Amend a NIST Handbook:
What Happens Next
If the regional association forwards your proposal to the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) Standing Committees it will be considered at the NCWM Interim meeting in January through open hearings and committee process. Standing Committees determine the status of agenda items for the Annual Meeting in July.
Status Options Are:
Withdrawn - Item will not be considered further
Developmental - Item will be developed further by the submitter
Informational - Item will be further developed under the direction of the NCWM Standing Committee
Voting - Item will be voted on at the NCWM Annual Meeting in July
The Interim meeting agenda items that are recommended to be moved forward by the Standing Committee are incorporated into the Annual Meeting Agenda (NCWM Publication 16). If the item is adopted by the Conference in July, it will be published in the handbook and enforceable the following January 1.