In the request for action by the Technical Committee, ATA members must communicate their issue in writing following these guidelines:
What to Include
– Detailed information about the issue/area of concern
– Why should the ATA consider the action
– Supporting images/drawings as needed
– Proposed solutions/outcomes
What not to Include
– Safety issues
– Patent or trademark issues
ATA staff will review submission to ensure all required information has been included.
If the submission is determined to have merit as a viable project within the ATA’s scope, the ATA’s Executive Committee will introduce the proposal to the entire Board of Directors for review. The requesting party will be informed of this decision.
If rejected, the requesting party will be informed of the decision and the factors that led to the decision.
If approved by the Board, an ad hoc Technical Committee will be formed utilizing subject matter experts (SME) to research, evaluate and issue a finding. A project lead will be assigned from the group of SMEs to promote structure and efficiency. The requesting party will be informed of this decision. ATA staff will be responsible for setting meetings and other logistics.
If declined by the Board, the requesting party will be informed of the decision and the factors that led to the decision.
Upon conclusion of the review process, the Technical Committee will present the findings to the Board of Directors and submit any changes needed to the ATA Technical Guidelines document. The requesting party will be informed of this decision. New ATA Technical Guidelines will then be issued, as appropriate.