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 October 2, 2019 in Orlando, FL. The next meeting will be online and is scheduled for April 28, 2020

Anyone may participate in the SARG meeting and may attend in person or access the meeting via conference call. The North America conference call-in information is listed below. Please contact [email protected] before April 20, 2020 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.

AGENDA
of the
STANDARDS ADVISORY REVIEW GROUP
of the
QUALITY AND STANDARDS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
of the
TAPPI BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm (Eastern time)
ONLINE ONLY 

Conference Call Numbers
United States of America: +1 929 436 2866
United States of America: +1 669 900 6833 
Canada: +1 647 558 0588I
Passcode: To Be Determined

I.           Welcome and Introduction

II.          Statement of Antitrust Compliance

III.         Approval of Agenda

IV.         Approval of Minutes from October 2, 2019 meeting

V.          Standards ready for final approval

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

  1. *T 441 om-13 Water absorptiveness of sized (non-bibulous) paper, paperboard, and corrugated fiberboard (Cobb test)

  2. *T 455 sp-14 Identification of wire side of paper

  3. *T 515 om-14  Visual grading and color matching of paper
  4. *T 804 om-12  Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers
  5. *T 843 om-14 Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium
    (rigid support method)


  6. *T 845 om-14 Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective
    separation


  7. *T 1205 sp-14 Dealing with suspect (outlying) test determinations

VI.          Other business 

VII.         Next meeting

VIII.        Adjournment