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MSE Standards – Interpretations

Click here for Table of Formal Interpretations of MSE Standards Developed by GTESS.

Instructions for Requesting an Interpretation

This page provides information on how to request an interpretation of a MSE standard that was developed by GTESS. This does not include MSE standards that are Identical National Adoptions of ISO standards, such as ANSI/ISO/MSE 50001-2011. Interpretations of standards that are Identical Adoptions of ISO standards must be requested from the appropriate U.S. Technical Advisory Group (USTAG). [Click here for Clarification on Intent information for the USTAG to ISO/TC 242.] [Click here for Clarification of Intent information for the USTAG to ISO/TC 257.]

As an ANSI-accredited standards development organization, GTESS has established an Interpretations process designed to clarify, as needed and requested, the intent of specific requirements set forth in the MSE standards developed by GTESS.

MSE standards developed by GTESS have been carefully crafted, negotiated over a period of years, with language carefully chosen to reflect delicate compromises and technical viewpoints among multiple stakeholders. It is recognized that questions of intent concerning the requirements of MSE standards may arise from time to time in various settings. It is through the GTESS Interpretations process that clarifications of intent of the MSE standards can be requested.

Requesting an Interpretation/Clarification of Intent:

Questions should be posed in a question format, as specific as possible, and preferably, in a style to facilitate a concise answer. Include any details of the specific situation or issue, along with the specific section reference(s) to the requirements involved.

Responses will be developed based on consensus understanding of the intent of the standard by the GTESS Interpretations Committee and the relevant GTESS Standards Development Organization (SDO) that drafted the standard. This process is outlined in the GTESS Interpretations Policy.

Final interpretations will be provided to the Requestor and will be posted on this website.

Options for submitting your request:

  • Email
  • Fax
  • US Mail

Email Option: Download the GTESS Interpretations Request Form and email the completed form to:

Fax Option: Download the GTESS Interpretations Request Form and fax the completed form to:
404-894-8914 Attn: Holly Grell-Lawe GT/EI2/ESS.

Mail Option: Download the GTESS Interpretations Request Form and mail the completed form to:

Holly Grell- Lawe, GTESS Standards Coordinator
Georgia Institute of Technology
Enterprise Innovation Institute
760 Spring Street, NW—Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30332-0640 USA

The GTESS Interpretations Committee will respond within 40 business days of receipt of the Request.