We have been hearing from many different stakeholders who are eager to view the proposed changes to the R2 Standard and have requested an early copy of the R2v3 draft. While the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is close to completing the draft changes, there are still a few remaining items under review that need to be finalized. Our hope is to have a draft standard posted for public review and comment in the next couple of months.
For those that are not familiar with the revision process, the public comment period is a formal, planned part of the overall review and revision process where all stakeholders have access to the draft standard for review and are able to submit any comments they have on the standard, for subsequent review and consideration by the TAC. The TAC will review and even provide feedback on each comment received to demonstrate how the comment was considered or where it may have been addressed in the standard. And since the public consultation allows all stakeholders to provide input it is a valuable way for getting feedback on the even the most unique scenarios that may not have been originally anticipated in the draft stages.
The level of interest in the revised standard that we are already seeing from stakeholders is very encouraging and we are looking forward to the opportunity to engage the broader public soon. But with the number of changes that the revision has already gone through, and more still to come, our first focus is to continue to work with the TAC to finalize a comprehensive and well-defined draft for review.
As SERI is an ANSI accredited standards developer, the R2 revision process is defined and undertaken in accordance with the SERI Manual of Policies and Procedures for R2 Standard Development.