Standards Status Definitions

(Effective December 2010)

Issued

First time a technical report is published. Subject to 5-year review.

Revised

An active technical report has been updated and re-published. Subject to 5 year review.

Reaffirmed

Technical report which has been reviewed by the technical committee and determined to be current with no need for immediate revision. Subject to 5 year review.

Stabilized

A technical report that has been 'frozen' at the last active revision level. 5 year review is not required. (ANSI nationally adopted standards subject to 10 year review.)

Canceled

If published prior to December 31, 2010 defined as: a technical report that is no longer actively being used. A cancelled technical report may be superseded by another technical report. A cancelled action requires Committee and Council level ballot.

If published after January 1, 2011 defined as: a technical report that is deemed 'not fit for use' due to technical reasons or when its technical requirements are totally superseded by another document. 5 year review is not required.

Amended

Grandfathered status code available for classifying technical reports published prior to December 2010. Used for Aerospace standards only when a minor change that did not affect fit, form, function or interchangeability. Used when an expedited process was needed for procurement or acceptance of parts. Users should refer to both the amendment(s) and originally published standard to obtain the complete text.

Noncurrent

Grandfathered status code which may appear on technical reports published prior to December 2010. A technical report that is inactive for new design or reflects dated technology.

Reissued

Grandfathered status code which may appear on technical reports published prior to December 2010. A technical report that had been re-instated after being cancelled.

WIP

Work in progress.

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