2022 Application for Membership

2022 Application for Membership
2022 Application for Membership in Accredited Standards Committee(s) and U.S. Technical Advisory Committee(s) Administered by the Acoustical Society of America
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Each of the Accredited Standards Committees (ASC) listed below is parallel to one or more of the U.S Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) to the ISO/IEC standards committees listed. Members of a TAG may elect to have membership in one of its parallel ASCs at no additional charge.
For International Standards work, which U.S. Technical Advisory Group(s) [TAG] are you applying for membership in?
Note: membership in each US TAG permits membership in one related ASC at no additional charge.
Note that participants in the activities of IEC/TC 29 will be charged an additional fee per person by the US National Committee to the IEC (ANSI).
For American National Standards work, which Accredited Standards Committee(s) [ASC] are you applying for membership in?
Note: Applicants for ASC S3 or ASC S3/SC 1 may elect to join either or both groups at the same cost.
Would you like to participate in Working Group(s)?
Note: Participation in International Working Groups may be limited by the Secretariat to maintain reasonable size. So no guarantee can be made regarding participation in any particular working group at any time. Please inquire.
Will your company or organization fund travel for international work?

DEFINITIONS OF INTEREST CATEGORIES

In selecting its proposed interest category for membership in any one of these committees, the member should
consider the following definitions:

Producer. A company or organization whose primary activity is the manufacture or sale of products or goods
that are likely to be affected by the standards developed by the particular Committee or Subcommittee.
A consultant whose primary business involves representing Producers is considered to be in the Producer
interest category.

User. A company or organization whose primary activity causes it to use or employ the products, goods or
services that are affected by the standards developed by the particular Committee or Subcommittee. A User
may also be an organization that represents the health and safety interests of the general public or of specific
groups including workers.

A professional society made up of individuals whose scientific interest is centered in the field of knowledge
affected by the standards developed by the particular Committee or Subcommittee that is primarily focused on
the educational and professional development of those individuals may be considered a User.

A consultant whose primary business involves representing Users is considered to be in the User interest
category.

Government. Any branch of the U.S. military or any Federal or State agency will be classified as Government.

A consultant whose primary business involves representing Government is considered to be in the
Government interest category.

Trade Association. An association of companies in a given field that is established for the mutual benefit of
the member companies.

General Interest. A General Interest organization or company is one that does not fit into the above
categories. A company or organization (including a consultant) that regularly represents two or more interest
categories may be classified as General Interest.

A professional society or trade association whose membership or focus is divided between two or more
interest categories may be identified as a General Interest organization.

Each member shall identify an interest category. Note that different interest categories may be selected in different committees.
Your company or organization may appoint a voting representative and an alternate voting representative to participate in each Accredited Standards Committee. If you are joining more than one Committee, different individuals may be appointed to each Committee.
For each representative please indicate which ASC/TAG they are assigned to and give their mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number.
For each representative please indicate which ASC/TAG they are assigned to and give their mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number.
Please provide billing contact name, mailing address (if different from company address above), e-mail and telephone number.

2022 Organizational Member Fee Schedule

National Fees

2022 National Participation (No TAGs) Organization with ≥ 1,001 employees or Government Agency Organization with 101 – 1,000 employees; or any Trade Association, Professional Society or SDO  Organization with 11 - 100 employees  Organization with 5 - 10 employees or any University- based Academic Research Group Organization with 2 - 4 employees or members Organization with 1 employee or member
1 S Committee $3,135 $2,890 $2,250 $1,095 $560 $475
2 S Committees $5,750 $5,270 $4,090 $1,970 $1,080 $960
3 S Committees $7,840 $7,125 $5,620 $2,630 $1,580 $1,460
4 S Committees $9,930 $8,985 $7,055 $3,340 $1,580 $1,460
5 S Committees $11,460 $10,380 $8,305 $3,790 $1,580 $1,460

International Fees

2022 International Participation Organization with ≥ 1,001 employees or  Government Agency Organization with 101 – 1,000 employees; or any Trade Association, Professional Society or SDO  Organization with 11 - 100 employees Organization with 5 - 10 employees or any University-based Academic Research Group Organization with 2 - 4 employees or members Organization with 1 employee or member
1 TAG with or without 1 S Committee $3,655 $3,405 $2,660 $1,285 $680 $560
2 TAGs with or without up to 2 S Committees $6,795 $6,090 $4,805 $2,310 $1,280 $1,160
3 TAGs with or without up to 3 S Committees $9,200 $8,365 $6,545 $3,140 $1,880 $1,760
4 or more TAGs with or without up to 4 S Committees $11,500 $10,535 $8,285 $3,545 $1,880 $1,760
5 or more TAGs with or without up to 5 S Committees $13,270 $12,170 $9,750 $4,020 $1,880 $1,760

To help you decide which type of membership you should elect, please consider these points.

Accredited Standards Committee (ASC)

  • The ASC or Subcommittee (SC) is responsible for the development, revision, and reaffirmation of
    American National Standards (ANS) within their scope.
  • The ASC or Subcommittee is responsible for the decision of whether or not to nationally adopt an
    International Standard that is proposed for such adoption.
  • ASC or Subcommittee members are recognized in the front of ANS developed by their committee.
  • ASC or Subcommittee members receive complimentary copy of each ANS developed by their
    committee.

Unless they join one or more TAGs, ASC members will not be notified of actions related to International
Standards in development. They will not be asked to participate in the development of the U.S. position on
ISO/IEC documents. They will not be eligible to receive complimentary review copies of drafts under
development. They will not be eligible to be appointed to participate in ISO/IEC working groups.

U.S. TAG membership

ASA administers 8 U.S. TAGs. (However, for administrative purposes the TAGs for TC108 and its
subcommittees will be viewed as one TAG.) Membership in one or more ISO/IEC TAGs entitles the member
to:

  • Be notified of actions related to International Standards in development.
  • Be offered the opportunity to participate in the development of the U.S. position on ISO/IEC documents.
  • Be eligible to receive complimentary review copies of drafts under development.
  • Be eligible to be appointed to participate in ISO/IEC working groups (subject to space availability on
    any given WG and subject to the ability of the individual to travel to participate in WG activities).

The U.S. TAG may recommend the national adoption of an International Standard to the related ASC.


(Note: For the U.S. TAG to IEC/TC 29, in addition to the organizational fee described above, the USNC [ANSI] will
assess a fee per individual participant. In 2016, the fee was $310. It will not be possible to join the TAG to TC 29
unless the nominated expert is also a participant in the USNC.)

U.S. TAG-only members are not eligible to vote on new, revised, or reaffirmed American National Standards.
They are not eligible to vote for or against the final national adoption of International Standards. They are not
recognized in new ANS nor do they receive a complimentary copy of new ANS.

Membership in a U.S. TAG is open only to U.S. domiciled organizations, including the U.S. division of an
international company.

Members who wish to participate in BOTH the U.S. TAG and ASC may do so by joining the U.S. TAG and
electing the ASC membership at no additional cost.

Once we have reviewed your application, we will advise you on membership acceptance. If selected, we will
send an invoice and instruction for payment choices -- that must be paid within 30 days of receipt.

Thank you for your support of, and participation in, the ASA Standards Program.