Alternative Approval Process (AAP)
Recommendation A.8 - Alternative approval process for new and revised Recommendations
TSB Circular 1 - Registration to participate in the Alternative Approval Process (AAP)
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A draft Recommendation is consented at a Study Group meeting, meaning it is sufficiently mature to be considered for Approval via AAP (ITU-T A.8 / §3.1 and Figure 1)
LC Last Call
Last Call period (normally four weeks) for comments by Member States or Sector Members regarding the Approval decision. Comments should indicate changes that would facilitate subsequent Approval (ITU-T A.8 / §4.1 and Figure 1)
LJ Last Call Judgment (includes Last Call Comment resolution)
Last Call Judgment period for the study group experts to resolve Last Call comments, and for the study group Chairman, in consultation with TSB, to judge the next steps (ITU-T A.8 / §4.4.2 and Figure 1)
AR Additional Review
Additional Review period (normally three weeks) for comments by Member States or Sector Members regarding issues raised during Last Call. Comments should indicate changes that would facilitate subsequent Approval (ITU-T A.8 / §4.5 and Figure 1)
AJ Additional Review Judgment
Additional Review Judgment period for the study group experts to resolve Additional Review comments, and for the study group Chairman, in consultation with TSB, to judge the next steps (ITU-T A.8 / §4.5.1 and Figure 1)
SG Referred to Study Group Approval
Referred to Study Group for Approval (ITU-T A.8 / §4.6, §5 and Figure 1)
Approved as seen during Last Call.
AT Approved with Typographical Corrections
Approved with comments that indicate typographical error(s), such as misspelling, syntactical and punctuation mistakes, etc.
AC Approved with Substantial Changes
Approved with comments other than those indicating typographical errors.
NA Not approved
The study group could not agree to approve the Recommendation during the SG stage, and RI (A.8 §5.8) is not applied.
RI Re-Initiate Last Call
Re-Initiate Last Call (ITU-T A.8 / §5.8)
If not approved, the study group chairman, after consultation with the parties concerned, may proceed to ITU-T A.8 / § 5.3 without further consent at a subsequent working party or study group meeting.
TAP Moved to TAP (ITU-T A.8 / §5.2)
Moved to the Traditional Approval Process (TAP) at a study group meeting (ITU-T A.8 / §5.2)