1. Project Initiation Form (PIR) initiated electronically (www.canena.org) by THC/THSC Secretary Pro Tem or Chairman Pro Tem.1. Most CANENA projects are industry initiated.1. Project initiator should have lined up industry support in each country prior to project initiation. The primary industry trade association designee (B) must be informed.
2. CANENA Secretary General records PIR and forwards to designated SDO contact (A) in each invited country (C). A copy is also sent to each other country (D) designated SDO for information only.
3. Each SDO from each invited country (C) confirms back to the CANENA Secretary General, their commitment to support the PIR after confirming industry support for the project according to CANENA Harmonization Procedures and the Procedures for Harmonizing ANCE and/or CSA and/or UL Standards. The confirmation will include the name(s) of the SDO representative(s) that will be part of the THC/THSC.3. Any questions related to the project should be directed to the individual that initiated the PIR. If industry confirmation is found lacking, the project initiator should be asked to assist in the confirmation process.
4. An SDO from another country (D) may respond to the CANENA Secretary General indicating their interest in participating in the project. This response will include the name(s) of the SDO representative(s) and known industry representative(s) that will be part of the THC/THSC. Any special circumstances of participation will also be indicated.4. An example of “special circumstances” might be, by correspondence only.
5. Upon receipt of all expected confirmations, the CANENA Secretary General will assess that all requirements of the CANENA Harmonization Procedures and the Procedures for Harmonizing ANCE and/or CSA and/or UL Standards have been met.If yes, he will authorize the project and establish the new project on the CANENA database. Revisions to the CANENA Committee Directory at www.canena.org will also be made. The project initiator will be advised immediately.

If no, any discrepancies will be reported to the project initiator.

If any conflicts or concerns are raised during the project approval process, the CANENA Executive Committee retains final approval authority.

The CANENA Executive Committee will be briefed with a summary of new project requests and approvals at its regular meetings.

5. The CANENA Executive Committee has delegate approval authority to the CANENA Secretary General through objective evaluation according to the CANENA Harmonization Procedures and the Procedures for Harmonizing ANCE and/or CSA and/or UL Standards.
Standards Harmonization Project Request Form