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New procedures for reviews of Classical Methods

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A recent revision of the TAPPI Standards Guidelines included a change in the way 10-year reviews of Classical Methods are handled.

Classical Methods that have been through a ten-year review once will now be balloted for WITHDRAWAL at the second or later ten-year review. Voters on the SSIG will be asked to vote negative if they disagree with the withdrawal and to state reasons for retaining the standard. If the voter agrees with withdrawal, an affirmative vote should be cast.

The idea behind this chnage is to determine if a Classical Method has outlived its use. If it is technology that is no longer in common use, it should be withdrawn from the set of standards.

The first standard to be balloted under this new procedure is T 526 cm-04 (see announcement under "Announcement of TAPPI Standards in Ballot" in this edition of the STAR.

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