Submitting a proposal that addresses the
following criteria facilitates acceptance and processing of your request!
1. The Proposal Request is fully developed
Include a technical
Rationale Statement for the proposal. A good rationale includes the reasons
for (the “Why," such as a statement of the problem) and the objective
of the proposed change.
wording for the proposal and recommended placement within the standard.
Take into account all areas of the standard that are impacted by the proposal.
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language used in the Proposal Request meets the following objectives:
The proposal is written
to address the safety concern in question.
The proposal is written
so that it can be interpreted/applied consistently.
The proposal uses
clear and concise language.
The proposal avoids
language dealing directly with conformity assessment considerations (effective
dates, certification issues, Listing and Recognition references).
3. The proposal does not infringe on the
copyrights of other organizations.
When proposals include
copyrighted material from other organizations, permission to reproduce
the material will likely be required. Seeking that permission is typically
the responsibility of the proposal submitter. However,
when the proposal includes material
copyrighted by an international standards body such as IEC, ISO, CEN or
CENELEC the permission is obtained by UL. Please contact the UL Project
Manager if guidance is needed.
4. A proposal to add or revise a test requirement
includes the following elements:
A well-defined test
Stated absolute limits
or tolerances on dimensions or specifications that are consistent with
existing requirements of the standard.
reproducibility of the test, if applicable.
refers to the closeness of the results of successive tests of the same
sample, conducted using the same test procedure, the same tester, the
same measurement instruments, under the same conditions, at the same location.
Reproducibility refers to the closeness of the results where the same
(type) sample is tested using the same test procedure, the same (type)
measurement instruments, under the same conditions, but conducted by different
testers, at different locations.)
This checklist does not address all issues
or circumstances that might arise when preparing your Proposal Request.
Refer to the UL
Style Manual for additional guidance in preparing proposals.