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Proposed "Standards Setting" Process

Greetings, All - 

(My apologies for any cross postings you may receive.)

As the pollution prevention (P2) community moves forward in sharing
information, the need to work together and collaboratively create tools for
widespread use suggests that a formalized process to set standards could
enhance and simplify these efforts.   

Possible standards that could be proposed, discussed, and adopted include: 
          specifications for web site design, 
          elements to include in case studies, 
          formatting for industry sector guides, 
          public domain scripts for common web site tasks, etc.

Widespread adoption and use of standards could help the P2 community
effectively share information between different organizations. For example,
a standardized case study format could allow organizations to combine case
study information into a larger, richer database. 

Given this background, the National Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange
(P2Rx) teamed
with the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable's Information Exchange
Workgroup to develop a DRAFT process for the formal development and
adoption of new standards. 

We need your help in adopting a robust process that works for us all.  We
encourage you review and comment upon the draft process available at

Comments/discussion due: Fri., June 19, 1998 
Revised document available: Mon., July 6, 1998 
Votes on whether to accept standard due: Mon., July 20, 1998 

Crispin Stutzman

Crispin Stutzman
Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center
1326 Fifth Ave, Suite 650
Seattle, WA  98101
fax: 206-223-1165