Standard Development Procedures


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EP-23-Q is the latest procedures document for the operations of the Technology & Standards committees, subcommittees and working groups. CTA was reaccredited by the American National Standards Association (ANSI) under EP-23-Q in November 2015.
This chart describes the process by which a standard or bulletin is voted on in a CTA Technology & Standards committee or subcommittee. The process uses EP-23-Q, which is CTA's Technology & Standards Procedures Manual. The chart is an excerpt from EP-23-Q.
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Helpful information on the CTA standards process that is provided as a guide.
EP-24-C was created to provide style guidelines for CTA standards and bulletins. It is accompanied by a template for new standards and bulletins that is available from CTA Technology & Standards staff.
CTA engages in numerous activities conducted through its committees, sections, divisions, departments and board of directors. These activities are conducted under strict policies designed to promote and stimulate our free enterprise system and to make sure that laws for maintaining and preserving this system are vigorously followed. These guides constitute an important means for accomplishing this purpose and to assure that CTA's legitimate objectives are achieved by lawful means.

The CTA Legal Guides can be found in Annex A of CTA-EP-23-Q, which is the current version of the Technology & Standards Procedures Manual. CTA-EP-23-Q can be accessed through the link above.
This form should be used to submit IP proffers on CTA standards and bulletins. Details regarding CTA's patent policy can be found in section 7.3 of EP-23-N of the CTA Technology & Standards Procedures Manual.

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