American National Standard
Specification for High Speed Helical Gear Units
[Revision of ANSI/AGMA 6011–H98]
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for due process, consensus, and other criteria for approval have been met by the
Consensus is established when, in the judgment of the ANSI Board of Standards Review,
substantial agreement has been reached by directly and materially affected interests.
Substantial agreement means much more than a simplemajority, but not necessarily unanimity.
Consensus requires that all views and objections be considered, and that a
concerted effort be made toward their resolution.
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in any respect preclude anyone, whether he has approved the standards or not, from
manufacturing, marketing, purchasing, or using products, processes, or procedures not
conforming to the standards.