Calls on SAE to Extend Deadline for Comment by 60 Days
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass treasurer Dave Taylor has requested that
SAE committee chair John Turnbull extend the deadline for comments
on proposed SAE Z26 changes by 60 days. Taylor, who is also the
treasurer of the National Windshield Repair Association and vice
chair of the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS) committee,
cites the fact that many letters are being returned to their senders
by SAE's mailroom as a good reason to extend the deadline. "People
may find that their letters were returned long after the Dec. 24th
deadline and be unable to comment further without an extension,"
said Taylor. "We were exceedingly distressed to learn that the SAE
mailroom did not recognize the name 'John Turnbull' and has returned
comments to the senders. The ANSI process under which the Z26 committee
operates requires openness and the ability for all interested parties
to comment. Returning letters just days before the deadline does
not achieve those objectives," he said.
"I repeat my request for a 60 day extension of the comment period.
Until we are certain that all returned to sender comments have been
resent and received by SAE, the deadline for comments should be
extended, "said Taylor in a letter to Micheline Brussow of SAE.
"The return to sender of properly addressed and timely mailed comments
requires that the Standards Development Committee provide an extended
opportunity to comment."
For the text of Taylor's comment letter, please CLICK
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HERE to read the response from AGRSS.
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