These guidelines were written to provide information needed by SAE technical committee members. Subject matter covers relations of technical committees to the SAE organization and, in broad terms, committee operating procedures. The guidelines are the outgrowth of the principles and policies of the Society, and they reflect the philosophies, traditions, and methodology that have emerged from years of successful operations of SAE technical committees. These guidelines are necessarily brief and presented in an outline form. For additional information, refer to the latest issue of the SAE Technical Standards Board Rules and Regulations (TSB 001) and appropriate Council Operating Practices.