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ANSI procedures require that a standard be submitted to public review so that all parties materially affected have an opportunity to participate in its development. This ensures the standard reflects the consensus of opinion in the industry. A document is offered for public review for a limited period of time after which it is withdrawn for comment resolution and revision. If substantive changes are made to the document it will be offered for a subsequent public review.  If no substantive changes are made and the working group is satisfied with the document, the standard will be put forth for acceptance as an American National Standard.

The draft documents are produced by members of the working groups in the Technical Standards Program. Membership in the working groups is open to all who are materially affected by the work of the group; membership in PLASA or any other association is not a requirement. Voting members are required to attend meetings, but observer members are not, although they are welcome to attend and to speak on issues if they choose. More information about working groups and an application to join are available under the working groups link.

Each public review packet includes the draft document and a response form. There may also be an explanatory document that gives the purpose or background of the document, but this is optional. Please submit comments by the due date noted on the response form, which is the day before the day listed in the Review End Date column here. The review has ended when the Review End Date is reached.

Below is a list of documents currently under public review. To participate in the review of these documents, please download the necessary forms and documents by using the links provided below. After you submit your comments, you should receive a confimation within one week.

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Documents currently in Public Review
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BSR E1.22-201X, Entertainment Technology – Fire Curtain Safety Systems

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BSR E1.22-201x is a revision of the 2009 ANSI standard. It is being updated it to better align it with the requirements stated in NFPA 80. The draft standard describes the materials, design, fabrication, installation, operation, testing, and maintenance of fire safety curtains and systems used for theatre proscenium opening protection.  Rigging  August 04, 2015  September 29, 2015 
BSR E1.46 - 20xx, Standard for the Prevention of Falls from Theatrical Stages and Raised Performance Platforms

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The users of theatrical stages and raised platforms can suffer debilitating injuries from falls into orchestra pits, open stage lifts, and similar openings in stage floors. Health and safety regulations require action to prevent these falls by employees, but offer little guidance that is suitable for theatrical environments. This document would provide that guidance for all people at risk, including employees.  Floors  July 29, 2015  September 29, 2015 
BSR E1.33 – 20xx, Entertainment Technology -- (RDMnet) -- Message Transport and Device Management of ANSI E1.20 (RDM) over IP Networks

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This standard describes a method of implementing ANSI E1.20 Remote Device Management messaging over an IPv4 network. The primary anticipated use of the standard would be to complement ANSI E1.31 on an IPv4 entertainment lighting control network. This project was originally described as offering extensions to E1.31, but in fact the messages work alongside E1.31 in the same network environment.  Control Protocols  July 29, 2015  September 29, 2015 
BSR E1.31 - 20xx, Entertainment Technology - Lightweight streaming protocol for transport of DMX512 using ACN

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This standard describes a mechanism to transfer DMX512-A packets over a TCP/IP network using a subset of the ACN protocol suite. It covers data format, data protocol, data addressing, and network management It also outlines a synchronization method to help ensure that multiple sinks can process this data concurrently when supervised by the same controller. This revision includes the addition of DMX universe synchronization.  Control Protocols  July 29, 2015  September 29, 2015 
BSR E1.42 – 201x, Entertainment Technology–Safety Standard for Orchestra Pit Lifts

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Stage lifts, such as orchestra pit or theatre forestage lifts, are not the subject of any current national standard. As a result, safety requirements and inspections of them are inconsistent. E1.42 is being written to address this lack of a standard. The scope is limited to safety and to orchestra or forestage lifts that are installed as a part of the building and that are not custom-built for a single theatrical production.  Stage Lifts Working Group  July 30, 2015  September 29, 2015 
BSR E1.43 - 201X, Entertainment Technology - Performer Flying Systems

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This document establishes a minimum level of performance parameters for the design, manufacture, use, and maintenance of performer flying systems used in the production of entertainment events. The purpose of this guidance is to achieve the adequate strength, reliability, and safety of these systems to ensure safety of the performer under all circumstances.  Rigging  July 30, 2015  September 29, 2015 
BSR E1.4-1 - 201x, Entertainment Technology Manual Counterweight Rigging Systems

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This standard applies to permanently installed, manually operated systems of stage rigging hardware for the raising, lowering, and suspension of scenery, lighting, and similar loads.  Rigging  July 30, 2015  September 29, 2015 
BSR E1.53 - 20xx, Overhead mounting of luminaires, lighting accessories, and other portable devices: specification and practice

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The standard covers specifications for the primary and secondary mounting devices for portable stage and studio luminaires and accessories. It also covers these mounting devices for special effects equipment (e.g. fog machines and bubble machines) that are often mounted along with lighting equipment on trusses and rigging system battens. The standard would give guidance on how to properly affix these mounting devices.  Electrical Power  July 30, 2015  September 29, 2015