The ballot to approve the CDV1 for the Z136.6 Safe Use of Lasers Outdoors closed Friday, March 14, 2014; the public review of this same document will close April 7, 2014.
Of 30 eligible votes, 29 responses were received (97%) within the published balloting period, which makes this a valid ballot in accordance with Z136 Procedures, Clause 7.9 (a), “Three quarters (75%) of the ballots shall be returned (including abstentions) from those in the Balloting Group in order for the ballot to be valid.”
Of the 29 responses received, 22 votes were affirmative or affirmative with comment (81%). Five votes were negative with reasons, and the final two responses were abstentions, one due to time restrictions and the other due to agency requirement.
In accordance with ASC Z136 Procedures, an effort to resolve all expressed objections accompanied by comments related to the proposal under consideration shall be made. Each unresolved objection and attempt at resolution, and any substantive change made in a proposed American National Standard shall be circulated to the entire balloting group to allow each member to confirm or change their vote or to comment. All consensus body balloting group (CBBG) members will have the opportunity to respond to the re-circulation ballot, including cases where they did not cast an earlier vote or abstained.
A copy of the summary of consensus body balloting group vote by interest category has been posted on the web site in the ASC Z136 General area.