Standards Advisory Review Group

The Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is a group of TAPPI members appointed by the Quality and Standards Management Committee (Q&SMC) who are familiar with the TAPPI Standards process and are qualified to participate in the final review of Standards after they have been approved by the appropriate Standards-Specific Interest Group (SSIG).

The Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is responsible for determining that the Standards review and/or development process has been properly followed, and that all negatives and comments have been resolved as required by these regulations. The SARG is appointed to terms whose lengths are determined by the Q&SMC. The SARG shall have a minimum of three members, but may have as many as the Q&SMC deems appropriate.

SARG Meetings

The SARG is required to meet twice a year to act on Standards that are in the final stage of review. The last SARG meeting was held on May 7, 2019. The next meeting is scheduled for October 2, 2019 in Orlando, FL. 

Anyone may participate in the SARG meeting and may attend in person or access the meeting via conference call.  The U.S. conference call-in information is listed below.  Please contact [email protected] before September, 20, 2019 if you would like to request a call in number outside of this area or if you have any questions.  Members who have particular concerns or who have issues about specific methods are especially encouraged to participate.

The agenda for the upcoming SARG meeting is listed below and contains the methods that have achieved the proper votes to be considered for approval.  Copies of the below Drafts in ballot are available upon request.  Please send a message to [email protected] if you have any comments or appeals prior to the SARG meeting.


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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm (Eastern time)
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, FL
Room:  Naples

Conference Call Number: US: 1-800-216-0770
Passcode: 301709


I.           Welcome and Introduction

II.          Statement of Antitrust Compliance

III.         Approval of Agenda

IV.         Approval of Minutes from May 7, 2019 meeting

V.          Standards ready for final approval

(* = indicates Standards eligible for submission as American National Standards)

  1. *T 240 “Consistency (concentration) of pulp suspensions”

  2. *T 453 “Effect of dry heat on properties of paper and board"

  3. *T 527 “Color of paper and paperboard (d/0, C/2)”

  4.   T 544 “Aging of paper and board with moist heat”

  1. *T 545 “Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method)”

  1. *T 1200 “Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility”

  2.   T 1211 “Self-certification practice for organizations providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards”

VI.          Other business 

VII.         Next meeting

VIII.        Adjournment