by Brian Marchionini, Senior Program Manager - Connected Systems and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA
NEMA is the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrator for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 111 on the Standardization of Environmental Aspects concern. The TAG scope is to:
Prepare the necessary guidelines, basic and horizontal Standards, including technical reports, in the environmental area, in close cooperation with product committees of IEC, which remain autonomous in dealing with the environmental aspects relevant to their products;
Liaise with product committees in the elaboration of environmental requirements of product Standards to foster common technical approaches and solutions for similar problems and thus assure consistency in IEC Standards;
Liaise with ACEA and ISO/TC 207; and
Monitor closely the corresponding regional standardization activities worldwide to become a focal point for discussions concerning standardization.
The US TAG for TC111 is leading an effort to adopt a series of IEC Standards from TC111 and make them ANSI/NEMA Standards. The consensus body for these Standards is looking for additional Members, in particular those from government, testing laboratories and user groups. Please contact Brian Marchionioni if you are interested in being part of this group.