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NEFAP Standards Interpretation

TNI has established an avenue for resolution of questions submitted electronically on interpretation of the Field Sampling and Measurement Organization (FSMO) Standard - Volume 1 and Volume 2. The method for submittal is to complete the form below. Use of this entry form ensures that a question is automatically accepted, cataloged and emailed to the NEFAP Executive Committee Chair and the TNI Program Administrator for review. A consensus of these individuals shall determine who oversees the final disposition of the question. Publication of the consensus resolution is then made to the affected parties via email and on the TNI web site. This process can take up to 90 days. Please remember that any disputes between an FSMO and their AB regarding accreditation are to be handled through the appropriate appeals process established by the AB. Your question should be clearly stated and you must reference the part of the standard you wish to have interpreted. The final interpretation must be implemented by the NEFAP recognized Accreditation Bodies (ABs), assessors and accredited FSMOs. The interpretation is in effect until such a time as the Standard is changed or another interpretation has been issued.

Please use this form to submit a request for standard interpretation to TNI.