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Initiation of Request.

Any person may file a request to

add, amend or withdraw a specification by submitting

such request in writing to the ISRI President.

1.1 The President shall refer such request to the Chair of

the appropriate Division Specifications Committee (the

“Committee”), with copies to:

A. ISRI’s Officers;

B. The Chair of any ISRI Division and/or Committee that

might be affected by the specification.


Committee Action.

Following presentation by all inter-

ested parties, the Committee shall review the request


A. Act upon it prior to the next meeting of the Board, as

set forth in Section 2.1; or

B. Refer it to a subcommittee for review and recom-

mendation for action by the full Committee at its

next meeting.

2.1 The Committee shall summarize the positions advocat-

ed by the various parties interested in the request and

recommend to the appropriate division and the Board of

Directors what action should be taken.



A notice of the Committee recommendations

shall be distributed to all ISRI members, a news release

will be distributed to industry trade publications and a

notice will be posted on the ISRI website at least twenty

days before the request will be considered by the Board

of Directors. Such notice shall state:


The date, time and place at which the request will

be considered by the Board;


That the proceeding at which the request will be

considered shall be open to the public;


That interested parties may participate in the pro-

ceeding by personal appearance or by submitting writ-

ten comments;


A summary of the specification and the matter to

be considered at the meeting.


Board of Directors Action.

The Board of Directors, at its

meeting at which the report and recommendation of the

Committee has been made, may adopt, amend or reject

the recommendation or table it pending further review

and recommendation by the Committee.

4.1 Notice of the action taken by the Board shall be given

to all interested parties who actively participated in the

Committee proceeding and any other persons who have

requested in writing notice of the Board’s action. Notice

of said action also shall be distributed to all ISRI mem-

bers, a news release will be distributed to industry trade

publications and a notice will be posted on the ISRI web-

site on or before ten days following the Board’s action.



On or before thirty days after the date of the

notice required in Section 6.1, any party may appeal the

decision of the Board by written notice to the President.

Said appeal shall state the reasons for the appeal and

the requested action to be taken. Notice of said appeal

shall be given in accordance with Section 1.0.

5.1 The appeal shall be heard by the Board at its next meet-

ing following receipt of the appeal.

5.2 The appellant and all interested parties shall be given at

least twenty days notice of the date, time and place of

the hearing, and like notice shall be inserted in the ISRI

newsletter at least twenty days prior to the hearing.

5.3 At the hearing, the appellant and any other interested

party may appear either in person or by written presen-

tation and state their reasons for the appeal.

5.4 The Board, following said hearing, shall review and act

upon the appeal. Notice of the Board’s action shall be

given in accordance with Section 4.1.



ISRI shall maintain for not less than five years

following the date of termination of the proceedings,

records of the original request, summaries of the delib-

erations and recommendations of the Committee, action

of the Board, summaries of the appeal and final decision,

if any, of the Board, together with the positions of inter-

ested parties, copies of notices sent to interested parties

and inserted in the ISRI newsletter and national trade

publications, written statements, and the reasons for

recommendation and final action by the Committee and

the Board.

6.1 Said records shall be available for review by the public

upon reasonable notice.

Rules Governing the Procedures for the Addition, Amendment,

or Withdrawal of Scrap Specifications