This page specifies the actions required to receive, log, evaluate and decide on proposals for new standards projects and to communicate the decisions taken.
1.1 Proposals for new work may originate from:
- a CENELEC Member;
- a CENELEC technical body (i.e. CLC/TC, CLC/SC or CLC/BTTF);
- a CEN-CENELEC Joint Technical Committee (CEN-CLC/JTC)
- the EC or EFTA Secretariat;
- an international organization;
- a European trade, professional, technical or scientific organization.
NOTE: The Frankfurt Agreement recommends that all new work be offered to IEC. If NWI is not to be offered justification is to be given.
1.2 Proposals for new work are introduced as follows:
- For new work not falling within the scope of an existing technical body (TB): 'New activity field proposal' form shall be used and submitted to CCMC;
- For new work falling within a scope of an existing
1.3 Proposal for new work using the 'New activity field proposal' form
1.3.1 The originator sends a 'New activity field proposal' form to CCMC.
1.3.2 CCMC registers the proposal and determines if the proposed new work falls within the scope of an existing CENELEC technical body.
If the proposed new work does fall within the scope of an existing Technical Body, CCMC sends the proposal to the Secretariat of that technical body and informs the originator thereof.
If the proposed work does not fall within the scope of an existing technical body, CCMC circulates the 'New activity field proposal' form to the Technical Board (BT) with a proposal for decision, including in most cases, a proposal to create a new technical body.
1.3.3 If approved by BT, the technical body is created.
1.4 Proposal for new work using the 'New Work Item proposal' form
1.4.1 The 'New Work Item proposal' form is sent to the Secretary of the relevant technical body by those submitting the proposal (see 1.1).
1.4.2 The technical body Secretary considers whether the proposed new work item falls within the scope of the technical body.
If the proposed new work item does not fall within the scope of the Technical Body, the technical body refers the proposal to CCMC for reintroduction of the new work item using an alternative route.
1.4.3 The New Work Item proposal is circulated to BT for approval.
1.4.4 When approved by BT, the technical body includes the new work item in its programme of work.
1.4.5 CCMC is responsible for creating and updating the corresponding entry for the new work item in the CENELEC database.
1.5 Proposal for new work through a Standardization Request
If the work programme and requested NWIPs are clearly identified in the standardization request, they shall be accepted together with the standardization request by BT.
In order to allow that, technical bodies need to discuss and agree on the relevant NWIPs during the development of the standardization request (in the frame of the ad-hoc group for this standardization request). The NWIPs will be submitted to BT for decision together with the final draft of the standardization request. If NWIPs are not accepted together with the standardization request, they shall be approved by BT following the process described in 1.4.