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[802SEC] Suggested change for the Chair's Guidelines


I had an action item to "Write Chair's Guidelines submission for multiple PARs in an SG."

I have done so. The suggestion is to add a new subclause, 4.7. An updated version of the proposed Chair's Guidelines showing the changes (and a few editorial ones) has been uploaded to:

The added text is included below in case you don't want to read the PDF.

I have received no other requests for rule changes. As OM and WG P&P requests need to be submitted 30 days in advance of a plenary, no changes can be made at this plenary. The sponsor P&P requires 30 day notice in advance of proposed changes (but is not tied to the plenary schedule). Thus the only changes to be decided at this plenary session are changes to the Chair's Guidelines.

So, for the rules meeting, all that needs to be discussed is this change to the Chair's Guidelines.

James Gilb


4.7 Multiple PARs from a single study group (SG)

When a SG is chartered, its task is to develop zero or more PARs, depending on the work of the SG.

If the SG determines that no PAR should be developed, then the SG ceases operation at the end of the next plenary session (as SGs are only chartered to operate from plenary to plenary).

If the SG determines that only one PAR should be developed, then once that PAR is approved by the EC,the SG is normally requests an extension in case there is an issue at NesCom that requires the SG's input. The SG ceases operation (according to the IEEE 802 LMSC P&P) once the PAR is approved by NesCom.

If the SG determines that more than one PAR is to be developed, then there are a variety of possibilities for end of the SG's operation. If an SG develops more than one PAR and is ready to request EC approval for one or more of the PARs, then the following should be followed by the WG:

1. If more work remains for another PAR, then the WG should request the formation of a new SG charted to perform the remaining work.

2. For the PARs ready for EC approval, the WG should request formation of an SG for each of the PAR to operate in case there is an issue at NesCom that requires further input from an SG. The charter of each SG should be to continue to develop the specific PAR that was approved by the EC.

In either cases, when the PAR is approved by NesCom, the SG ceases operation and the Task Force/Task Group continues the standards development work.

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