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We have never considered a PAR modification for pre-circulation that came to the EC from outside the Working Group.
I've looked at the closing reports and skimmed the minutes from 802.11ax from March and May. They don't mention any discussion of PAR modification.
Furthermore, a PAR modification needs to be accompanied by a CSD so the submission is incomplete as well as late. I expect that the WG/TG reviewed whether the extension of the band affects the Technical and Economic Feasibility responses (or any other
Note that the LMSC OM Proceedure for PARs includes the following:
"All PARs must be accompanied by supporting documentation, which shall include:
a) Explanatory technical background material
b) Expository remarks on the status of the development of the PAR (e.g., approved by WG,
Draft pending WG approval at next meeting, etc.)"
The schedule for 802.11ax in the closing report for March has Sponsor Ballot Pool formation in May* 2018 and starting Sponsor Ballot in November 2018. Any PAR modification that would increase scope needs to be approved by the Standards Board before sending
the invitation for the Ballot Pool. Increasing the scope after that requires withdrawing the PAR and creating a new PAR. (NesCom conventions 13.) EC approval of forwarding the PAR modification in November would be more than adequate to do that even if May
2018 is when the invitation is started.
*Is that a typo? May is early to form the ballot pool if the ballot is expected to start in November. That's 6 months. A ballot pool expires and has to be reformed if Sponsor Ballot hasn't started within 6 months of the invitation close The prior schedule
had January and March - a time span that makes more sense. (2017 SB OM 5.4.2)